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Today I am in sunny and warm Raleigh for a half marathon tomorrow. My hotel is 4 blocks from the start line. Very convenient.
When I checked in the front desk clerk gave me the Hilton’s signature cookie. I mentioned that I was running a half marathon the next day and she gave me another cookie. Yes, that made me happy!
After I left my suitcase in my room I walked over to David’s Dumpling & Noodle Bar for lunch. Unfortunately it was closed. What?!?! So, I went next door to Players Retreat. I ordered a grilled cheese and fries. I couldn’t wait to get out of there. The service was bad and there was a smell that I could not put my finger on but it was just horrible.
There was no expo but just a packet pick up at Capital Run Walk. This is what I got at packet pick up–just a shirt and a bib.
The store offered a 20% discount to those with a bib. So, I looked around and found two Brooks shirts. I love their stuff! I found a pair of shorts (Brooks Women’s Versatile 5″ Woven Shorts) but decided to order them instead from Running Warehouse. The reason being just in case they don’t fit well or I don’t like them then I can send them back.
I walked next door to a Hallmark store. I looked around for a coffee mug and found one for me.
The race starts at 7am so I should be ready and out the door by 6:45 or so. As for the weather it will be in the 50s tomorrow morning. 🙂
Now, it is time for dinner and to get my stuff ready for tomorrow.
Thursday – 1 mile easy, 5 miles @ mid tempo, 1 mile easy
Only ran 3.63. It was one of those days. I took several breaks before deciding to go home. I was not happy with myself but I could not keep going.
Saturday – 10 miles at HMP, 10 minutes walking
Done. The day started with a 5:30 am wake up call. I stayed in bed for about half an hour then my sister told me the carbon monoxide detector went off. I called the fire department and they were here within 3 minutes. Luckily, it was just a faulty detector.
Total ran this week was 18.42.
I wore a Brooks Women’s Glycerin Skort during my long run yesterday. Oh my goodness! Love, love that skirt!!! So cute and it felt so comfortable. The shorts underneath did not ride up. I really like it and will be buying more of them in various colors. I’m thinking of getting another black one, a purple, and a light blue. Perfect for spring and summer. They’re on sale for $29 on the Brooks website so what’s not to like?
Thanks to a post by Run with Jess, I found out about a great deal for Injinji Toesocks. For the month of October, these socks are 50% off plus free shipping. This offer is only for the pink socks. I love pink and bought two pairs for $6 each.
It took a little time to make sure each toe went in the correct spot. Once that was done I was set. My first run was 4 miles followed by another 4 miles with the other pair. The socks felt comfortable and there were no blisters after each run. I still need to test them during a longer run.
These socks are available in both mini-crew and micro. If you want to purchase a pair or pairs, click here. Since I like them so much, I bought three more pairs.