Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Little Change in Plans

I'm too lazy to write about the whole thing, so let me just say that the Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon was great. Shelly and I finished in about 2:20, which is right in the middle of our happy pace range.

So now it's time to really get training for the marathon. *eek*

The big news is that Shelly entered a contest and won ... and the prize was a paid entry into the New Orleans Mardi Gras Marathon in February 2009! So we thanked our lucky stars that we hadn't already signed up for the Austin Marathon, adjusted our training schedule for a race that is two weeks earlier than we'd planned, and booked a hotel in New Orleans for February.

Laizzez les bon temps rouler!

I Love You, Garmin

Robert gave me a Garmin 305 as an early Christmas/birthday present. I've casually wanted one for years, but as Shelly and I train for a marathon, it has become almost a necessity rather than a luxury.

Having said that, I have to say that today's run with the Garmin was luxurious! Guessing about our pace? A thing of the past. Estimating how much further we had to run to reach our 6-mile goal today? Don't be ridiculous. I have that information right here on my wrist! Wondering if we're running too fast? Nope, let me check the says we're right on track for our goal pace.

It was so super cool! I love my new gadget. It's the perfect running companion for someone who wants to be precise about distance measurements! Go Garmin! And thank you, Robert, for the perfect present.