And not for the reason you may think. Or the reason that any normal person may need a bigger bra. I am, indeed, a proud member of the IBTC. (sad face here). THIS is why:
My keys, my ipod and my phone all go in there. In the summer I dont have anywhere else to put these necessities and, therefore, the girls need to share my bra with my gadgets. I really need an armband for my phone. That would solve a world of problems, like a potential shortage of saran wrap since I wrap my phone in saran wrap before every run to protect it from sweat. I’m resourceful.
I never used to bring my phone running but I now use my new Runkeeper app to track my kms and speed. I wish I had discovered it much sooner. I love that app. I never used to have any idea how fast or far I went. I am learning the art of pacing myself so I don’t need to take a lay down on the road half way through a race. This is a must-have for that.
Yesterday was the first day of my half marathon training plan. Instead of running 5 km @ 6.03 min/km I ran 7.41 km @ 5.47 min/km. I learned one very important thing. Never ever ever run the day after a race. It was a baaaad run. My legs hated me. Why did I run longer than I needed to then? As with most of my bad runs, its only bad for the 1st 25 mins. After that my legs magically stop hurting and I stop feeling sluggish. So I needed to run longer to end on a high note. Plus I was thinking. Running is good for thinking. I have a big job interview (HUGE job interview that could either end up with me having an awesome job or being completely unemployed) and needed to ponder it for a while.
On a random note, here are my new shoes. I love them more than someone should love shoes. I did something I know I shouldn’t and wore them for the very first time to my race on Sunday. They didn’t let me down.