When we started running, we both mentioned that we felt stiff and just not ready for a run. After about two miles, it was really tempting to just head back to the car and call it quits. The wind was really strong, and at a couple of moments, I felt like I was running in place.
I started to feel better after about three miles. My legs weren't as stiff and the wind wasn't as bad (although it was still pretty windy!) I brought along a Gu to try out during this shorter run. I'd never had Gu before, and after the disaster of Monday's run with the Nuun, I decided I'd better be safe and try the Gu on a shorter run to see how well my stomach handled it.
I don't know how people eat that whole little packet in one shot, though--it took me about three different squeezes. It was the peanut butter flavor, and soooo good. I wanted to savor it ;) I finished eating that, then drank a few sips of water. I did all this while running, so I could practice for the marathon.
Both Jessica and I felt much better the second half of the run, and we finished out our six miles. We went at an easy pace today--she was using new shoes and I was worried about screwing up my feet.
After I got home and showered, Jerry and I went to the running store so I could exchange the Bondibands--I didn't return them, I just exchanged them for the plain fabric that isn't slippery (one is purple and one is blue/aqua). I bought a few more packets of Gu. Then we went to Dick's Sporting Goods so that Jerry could buy a new softball glove.
I browsed through the clothes (I was eyeballing all the Under Armour stuff, but I really don't need anything right now). They had a display of Brooks shoes, and the Brooks Adrenaline 11's (the shoes I wear) were on clearance for $70/pair since they are last year's model. Unfortunately, they didn't have my size. I buy a wide shoe, and they only had the regular sizes.
I had lunch when we got home, and I was feeling snacky after lunch, per usual. I had a Larabar and some pretzels--not great, but definitely better than
Basically, we NEVER eat out. I can't even remember the last time we took the kids out to dinner--but it was probably more than a year ago, and probably on vacation at that. Jerry just got a bonus from work today (only about $300) so we decided to split it and use it on something we want (kind of like an allowance). But I suggested we share the love by taking the kids out to dinner and then let them pick something out from Toys R Us. I can remember my dad taking my brother and me to Toys R Us when we were very young and letting us choose something. I thought it was so cool! I chose a realistic-looking baby doll, and I think it's still in my parents' attic somewhere.
I'm getting nervous about my race on Sunday! I keep reminding myself it's "only" a 5K, but I have my hopes so high to run a sub-26:00 time that I've gotten myself nervous over it.