Now, I normally pride myself on freakish memory. Particularly for numbers and things like that, sometimes I scare people. This week though, my memory has checked out. On Tuesday I was all set to run after work. I felt like I needed a run, the morning had been a little odd. I often take my clothes into work to change but leave my shoes in the car. This sometimes means I walk to my car in running clothes and flats or heels. I changed and walked to my car. When I went to throw my gym bag on the floor of the passenger seat, I notice something missing.
I forgot my damn shoes. Seriously. As I drove back to town, I was irritated and debating what to do. I could go home and get my shoes but I knew that once I was home, I was less likely to get back and run. I keep a box of shoes in my trunk with a pair of flip-flops, some flats, a pair of heels and 2 old pairs of running shoes. I like to be prepared. 🙂 So I decided to try running in one of those pairs. I put on my old Wave Riders and set out. I kept it slow and easy because I wasn’t sure how the shoes were going to feel. No lies, my feet were angry, it’s time to retire those shoes completely, they cannot be run anymore. I took a complete break at mile 3 to try to calm my feet down. Once again, I looked up and NikeC was coming my way. We chatted for a bit before I ran on and back to my car. If it wasn’t for my shoes making my feet angry, I would say that it was a pretty good run. Instead of passing each other, NikeC and I decided to just run together tonight. I made sure to pack my shoes; in fact, I packed both my current Wave Riders and Sayonaras. 🙂 But I forgot my Garmin and a decent sports bra. Ugh!!! I had one in my bag as a backup but I wasn’t sure how it would be for 5 miles. We ran one of her usual routes. Right away I just felt tired. I was having troubles catching my breath- stupid humidity! I felt bad, we would run and then I would have to take a walking break. Granted, neither of us are used to running and talking so that was probably hindering us as well. 🙂 It may have been slower than planned but it was still a good run. Plus being able to watch the sun set from different angles was cool. My Nike+ app has been crashing but it said that we did 4.87 miles while hers was closer to 5. I choose to go with the 5. 🙂 I missed my Garmin.As of right now, I am signed up for the 10K on Sunday. This may well be my last chance to run a 10K until next year. 10K’s are sparse around here. I hoping that one will pop up around Thanksgiving but no luck yet- all 5K’s and half marathons. When it comes to the 5K- well I am also signed up for that. I have yet to decide if I am running it. I will figure that out as it gets closer. Actually right now I am more concerned about chafing. I am wearing a team tank for the first time on race day, yikes! I can’t test it out because I won’t even get it until Saturday. My arms are very particular about what kind shirts they lake. Which is why I have the same tank in 11 different colors. Fingers crossed!
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