Saturday, April 2, 2011
Half Marathon Weekend
It's race weekend here in Knoxville! The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is tomorrow, and Melissa and I are running the half. Today was packet pick-up at the expo. I love race expos. Seriously, love them. I love hanging with other runners, and I love the shopping, and I love all the informational booths, and did I mention the shopping??? Speaking of shopping, I got a few cute things for my Easter basket giveaway. There's one more day to enter, if you haven't already.
I also got a new pair of shoes - half price! I didn't really need the shoes yet, but it won't hurt to have another pair to rotate, since I have dedicated one pair of shoes to trail running. I know they make great trail shoes but I don't run trails often enough to feel justified in buying a pair. If I keep running trails, I may re-evaluate that, but right now I'm content to use a slightly used pair of running shoes.
I also discovered that we have a local health shop with an Alter-G treadmill, and a Bod Pod, and VO2 max testing, among other things. Right here in our own little town! How cool is that? There's also a local chapter of Girls on the Run, and a wonderful wellness center - all within easy reach of my home. I'd never have known about any of it without the expo.
And tomorrow is the run - Melissa is using it as a training run and taking it easy. I'm going to push it, I think. Not an all-out effort, mind you (it isn't worth starting over with back rehab) but a solid effort, and we'll see how it goes. I'll post a race recap (and the giveaway winner!) tomorrow. Who else is racing this weekend?