Friday night I packed my bags and headed up north to my hometown for a bridal shower and bachelorette party to follow. I was a good Fitness-Freak and packed my running bag and mapped out a 10 mile run, which is actually a very challenging task when you don’t know the city very well. Nonetheless, I mapped out an easy 10 miler and got er done.
The best part of the 10 miler was that I got to test out my new hydration belt:
It doesn’t seem to have a brand name other than “Fuel Belt”. What I really like about this kind is that the bottles can’t fall out compared to the snap-on kind, which fell off all the time for me, and is SUPER annoying. The other great part about this belt is that it comes in all sorts of fun colors. I wanted purple, but they only had size small left in purple. So I went with the power of pink.
There are two tiny gripes I have about this belt. One is that it fastens via velcro, which I can see being a problem if the velcro wears. I’m going to have to find a mega safety pin that will power through it, because it is a thick belt. The other itty bitty thing is that the pouch that comes with it is very small and can’t fit my iphone. The black pouch photographed is a separate add-on pouch that I bought for $10. All in all, it was well worth the bucks.
Anyway, aside from new running toys, the big half marathon is coming up this Sunday. Am I nervous? No. Do I have any time goals? no…
I know and accept that I’m a slightly less than average paced female runner. I’m comfortable at 11 minute miles, a 10 minute mile is workin it for me. While it’s a good thing to make goals, I don’t want to EVER be disappointed with myself after a race. At this point in my running life I don’t intend on setting a time goal, other than I would like to do it in two and a half hours or less.
I hope that not setting a time goal doesn’t make me come off as scared of failure. It really looks like that, but I promise that it’s not. I know what I’m capable of, and if my body lets me really pound it out on Sunday that’s what I’ll do.
The half is near.