Ready for my second 5K of 2013, that is. Mostly ready--I've been blown away by this freak May cold front that came in last night. I was expecting it (I do listen to the occasional weather forecast) but it's going to impact my going tonight. I mean, I'll be there--I am going to the 5K. I don't know if I'm going to push the girls in their stroller, all bundled up under some blankets, or if my husband is going to go with me (he's off today, yay!) and keep them while I participate in the race. Either way, I want to take a bottle of yumminess for the baby, a drink for my girl, and maybe a veggie-pack...
Did I mention this here? I got some little packs of puréed veg/fruits that are meant for babies. They are made like Capri Suns--you suck it all up through the "straw" and the packet flattens. I use these and their applesaucy taste and bright colors to sneak veggies into my girl's diet.
I think she might be onto me, though.
I'm going to have to buy new shoes soon. The sole is coming off my left one, and the glue I've tried won't stick it back in place. Awful, because otherwise the shoe is still good. I'm not accustomed to losing my soles.
I'm virtually exploring the thought of visiting our local *running* store. The thought of it, because it's awesome that I can, theoretically, get a "gait analysis" which will show what my best possible shoe is. That's a good thing, in theory. But I'm still at the range of "what shoes can I get in the $20-30 range?" I have been getting a better idea that the better the shoes are, the better I can run, and I understand that my chances of injury decrease if I'm wearing good support and everything. But listen. These shoes have done well for me, and I'm not seeing myself in the wraps and bandages and condition of people who spend $200 on shoes and other gear, and who look like healthy and fit runners, but who get injured, too.
And let's keep in mind that I am, primarily, a walker. I've started running because walking doesn't get my heart rate up.
AND, okay, I like the idea of beating my previous time. I'm getting into the self-competitiveness of it all.
You know what else I'm ready for? Tomorrow. Free Comic Book Day! Intergalactic Star Wars Day!
(May the fourth... be with you!)