Well, today is me and my husband's 5 year anniversary! On this day 5 years ago, I was getting ready to walk down the aisle and marry the man of my dreams! It was such a wonderful day...similar to the weather today...Sunny, nice breeze with a calmness! I LOVED my wedding and truly wish we could do it all over again. It is such a wonderful memory that I will cherish forever!
Well, last night when I got home from work, I had orginially thought I would go to the gym for Body Pump and then get in a quick 3 mile run afterwards. When I walked in the house, there was a huge gift bag sitting on the kitchen table...and my husband looked at me and said, "Open It"!
Well, it wasn't our anniversary yet, and I wasn't expecting to do gifts right then, but he just seemed sooo super excited! Of course, my son was whining for me to pick him up, and so of course, I had to see him for a couple of minutes...but my husband kept saying..."Open it, open it...I am super excited for you to open it!" This was probably the most excited I had seen my husband about a gift he was giving me...so of course, I was curious...I.had.no.idea what it was???
So, after I was able to set my son down for more than 2 seconds I proceeded to open the gift bag, and down at the bottom of the bag was this......
He told me he wanted to give it to me early, so I could play around with it and have it all ready to use by my first half marathon this Sunday. How cool...My first half marathon will be ran with my new Garmin watch!
So, needless to say I decided to skip the gym and just do my 3 mile run outside (I was hoping while wearing my new watch)...but, I had to charge it for a full 3 hrs before using it for the first time, so I wasn't able to do that...but I could at least try it on and oooo and aaaa about it!
My husband explained how he didn't know which one to get me etc, but he really liked this one and thought it would be perfect for what I needed it for....and of course, IT IS PERFECT! I can't wait to use this baby for the first time this Sunday!
So, on to my run....after I put my son to bed and kissed my husband a few more times, I decided to head out for my quick run. I hadn't ran all week, so I needed to get it in before the race on Sunday...plus I wanted to try out my new Champion running skirt that I got at, of all places Target, since I might wear it on race day. (I do really, really, really want a running skirt from the cutie pie twins at runningskirt.com) but this running skirt was at Target for only $16.99 and I have never run in a running skirt, so before I fork over to much $$$ I wanted to try one out to see if I liked it. Here is a pic of the skirt:
RoadId(of course) and my old Polar watch(tear, tear...for having to leave my new Garmin watch at home), but at least my Polar watch could calculate my final time. It was a nice cool evening, and there were plenty of people still out mowing and tending to their yards etc. The first 1.5 miles was a little rough while I warmed up, but after that I felt OK. I should have drank some water before I started, because my mouth was super dry and I kept getting gunk in my throat, plus I hadn't eaten since lunch, and it was 7:30ish or so.
As I was running, I was thinking about my upcoming half...I started to freak out a little...could I really do this??? I mean, here I am only running 3 miles, and they seemed kind of hard tonight...but 13!?!? How am I going to get through it...I started to get all nervous! I told myself to settle down...that I was just going to be going out to run a nice long "training" run, or as Kerrie at mom vs marathon stated, out to do my "victory" lap! This did settle me down some, but I do know that on race day, I am going to be N.E.R.V.O.U.S!!!
I finished the 3 miles in 26.50 per my old watch...wonder what I can do with my newbie!!! :)
As for the review on the running skirt...It was FABULOUS! I think it is a top contender in my outfit for Sunday....
Anyways, tonight my parents are watching Logan so we can go out to dinner and then out for drinks and some fun with friends...tomorrow is a hang out day for me, and then Sunday is the B-I-G DAY!!! Race Day! Wish me luck...full race report next week...plus, I will be able to have the breakdown by miles etc (per my lovely new watch) Yea!!!
Enjoy your weekend and all of your runs,