Ahhhhhh, Saturday!!!!!! Exactly ONE WEEK until my FIRST EVER MARATHON!!!!! So hard to believe that the time is nearing so soon!!!!! Today, I had 8 miles on the training plan! My friend Brandy met up with me along with one other runner to knock out those miles! Here we are dressed all in black...... I thought we looked like Ninjas, however, Brandy felt we looked more like we were up to steal something!!! And, when I showed my husband the picture, he said we looked like bank robbers!!! HA! HA! :D
It has been pretty warm here lately..... but not this morning, I was shocked when I stepped out the door and felt the 30 something degree weather!! Brrrrrrrrr! It was FREEZING, and I was in shorts! But, I was running late and had no time to change!!! I probably should make it a habit to check weather prior to running! Oh Well! I lived!
Break down of run: 8 miles at an average 9:07 pace
Mile 1- 9:46
Mile 2- 9:37
Mile 3- 9:23
Mile 4- 8:59
Mile 5- 8:55
Mile 6- 8:57
Mile 7- 8:55
Mile 8- 8:24
I know a picture of my toes is not exactly what you probably wanted to see.... my feet aren't the prettiest..... but, I freaked out when I took off my sock and there was BLOOD! YES, that's right..... BLOOD!!!! My first thought was ...... "never say never." Let me explain..... the other day Brandy and I were talking about runners losing toenails.... she just lost part of one..... any how, I had stated that I had never lost a toenail! So, when I first saw the blood, I thought.... Oh NO!!! I am going to lose a toenail..... however, closer inspection revealed that my toenail had actually cut the adjacent toe..... I think that might be worse!!!! UGH!!!
Ok, I have been wondering...... and a couple of readers have asked me if Snickers candy bars would be waiting at the finish line of the Snickers Marathon next week...... well, I saw this post on Facebook stating that race packets were being stuffed with Snicker bars.... and, I LOVE the word expressions printed on them.... wonder which one I will get?!?!! Feisty perhaps? Impatient? Princess? Snippy? Grouchy? or the one that is probably most fitting.... Goofball!!! LOL! :D
So, when a 6-year-old picks out Daddy's birthday cake, Daddy receives a Baseball cake. When Ben and I were ordering the cake yesterday at Publix, Ben said, "Daddy is gonna LOVE a BASEBALL cake!" And, Ben was right on point, Daddy thought the Baseball cake was totally AWESOME!!!!! Crazy thing about today is that there are 3 special people in my life that have a birthday today.... my husband, my dad, and my dear friend Lina!!!! It is just a big celebration today! :D
Hope everyone is having a FABULOUS SATURDAY!!!! UNTIL LATER.......