i even put my customized race number on my race belt and i may or may not have worn it when i ran at 4:30 this morning. for those not in the know, you can go HERE to see what it’s all about. very cool event and all the cool kids are doing it.
here is the
proof screenshot showing my first run of 8.72 in 1:11:46. not bad for a sleep deprived, day light saving weekend. i must say that i surprised myself because normally, losing an hour of sleep screws up my whole week. i haven’t felt any ill effects yet and usually would by now. keeping fingers crossed.
now for my favorite part, show and tell. this weekend, the ironman store by my house was having a “tent” sale. i had been getting the reminder emails for the last 3-4 weeks and even penciled it in on my desktop calendar here at home. the tent sale was on saturday, so after swimming, running and biking, i headed over to see what the fuss was all about. let’s just say that i made out like a bandit and spent a whopping total of $19.17 for all of the following items:
it appeared to be all the IM merchandise from a lot of the races that didn’t sell during the race. i tried to find stuff that didn’t have dates on them, except for the last shirt pictured above. i had to have that one. i saw stuff from IMAZ, IMLOU, lots of IMFL stuff. almost got some IMFL arm warmers that would have matched the clearwater jersey but couldn’t find a size small. i made the J-man dig thru several bins looking for some but no such luck. this was my kind of shopping excursion. hopefully they come back next year! i won’t buy anything at the IMFL expo and wait to buy it for 95% off the sticker price. Ha!
so i have this little 70.3 race i’m doing on sunday in sarasota, florida. first tri of the year and i can’t wait. kinda bored with the half marathons and just running races. this is the only triathlon distance i have not done yet. i really wanted to do this triathlon last year but i did not feel like i was ready to tackle the swim but this year, bring it on. the weather is looking pretty good so far with a low of about 58 and a high of about 78 which will probably feel a little warm on the run but i’m not worried about that. hydrate, hydrate, hydrate, nuun, nuun, nuun!
that’s all i got for now. i hope everyone had a nice weekend and that the loss of an hour isn’t hindering you too much.
much love and peace out!