There are good days … and then there are great days. Generally after a long day at work, I come home, crash on my couch and cozy up with some TLC or Bravo TV. Last night I got home and found this:
… and this was what was inside:
Wahooooo!!! I giddily unpacked the box (THANKS CHO!), and then my doorbell rang. Surprise No. 2 of the night: My boyfriend. With just four days until the Women’s Half Marathon, I figured maybe he wanted to wish me good luck, in person, with a bouquet. He’s not gonna be able to make the race because it’s a drill weekend (welcome to my life). But nope, it was better:
Some girls get flowers. I get supplements and earbuds. And a glass of wine. Man, I’m a lucky lady.
I’ve heard of the Skullcandy earbuds before and I’ve been wanting to give them a try. Usually after about four miles, my iPod earbuds start to slip out. But after two miles at the gym this morning, I can say that these were cozy and stayed put. The only thing … they’re REALLY soundproof. I could hardly hear the treadmill beeps as it turned on, which makes me kind of nervous for running streets. But they may make the race day cut. Still TBD.
And in reference to the supplement, I’ve never taken anything before besides fish oil and a daily multivitamin. Per his suggestion, I popped two this AM and felt fine. Did they do anything? Who knows. I sort of felt as if my muscles were sort of warmed up before I really did anything — but that could just be a mental placebo effect. Supplement skepticism at its finest, my friends.
And in the spirit of race prep, I finally did it. I finally splurged for the leggings I’ve been eyeing for weeks:
The last piece to the puzzle? The top half. It’s going to ultimately be 52 degrees and sunny on Sunday — but the race starts at 8 a.m. I’m thinking long sleeves. But well, it’s still up for debate. Really, I’m full of questions today: What do you guys think?
What are your race gear essentials? What’s the funnest thing you’ve been given or bought lately?