I had a nice time in Long Island (aside from a sketchy incident at the hotel that I won't get into). There was pretty much no traffic getting there, so I arrived at 4:30- just enough daylight left to get in my 3.5 mile run! It was actually ten degrees warmer in Long Island, so I only wore my running tights, cold gear top, lululemon jacket and hat and gloves. In hindsight, I probably should have worn my fleece pants too, as it was pretty windy.
I was also excited to give my spibelt a go! I've been looking for some sort of storage mechanism to take on my runs that would hold my phone and keys without being bulky and annoying. I had read about spibelts throughout blogland so when I saw them at the local running store in Virginia Beach I knew I had to pick it up. Gear junkie for sure.
I purchased a pink and black plaid pattern- isn't it cute? So it looks very thin and small. I placed my cell phone, debit card and room key inside, and they all fit very comfortably.
With all of the items inside:
I placed in on the side of my hip and made sure the belt was very tight.
The run itself was beautiful, aside from my IT band acting up around 2.5 miles. I stopped and stretched and was fine, but it still gives me pause for concern. I hope I can continue my training for the 14k! I banged out 3 miles today without an issue, so I guess the telling factor will be my 5 miler on Saturday.
Yum! It was my pre-dinner dinner, as I later met Nicole at Novita, an awesome Italian restaurant near her. I didn't take any pictures but trust me when I say amazing lobster pasta was consumed.
When I got home today I decided to see how many energy gels I could fit in the spibelt. I have quite a few of them in my stocking from Bri at Christmas. I'm not running enough miles to warrant using them yet, but I'll get there.
- My lavender chamomile aromatherapy candle
- My I love running water bottle
- Red wine (currently drinking pinot noir)
- The fact that my pup only had an ear infection and not something more serious
- My presentation yesterday was my best one yet
- I get to see Bri next Friday!
- My upcoming three day weekend
- Reading blogs!
- My three mile run today, despite the fact that it was bring your family to the track and walk in the running lane day
- The Naked Green Machine drink
Thanks for the tag, Suzy!
I'm off to go catch up on my blogreading and foam roll into oblivion. Happy almost weekend everyone, I missed you!