Thanks for the tips about the Facebook conundrum. All of those tips helped and I was able to reset my profile and set the off line selection in the chat box. I didn't realize not wanting to be seen on line by a few particular people was such a hot topic. I'm glad it's just not me. Before that post I was beginning to feel like I was the bad guy for not wanting to communicate with that person.
There's a blogger friend I really do want you to meet. Please give a rock star welcome to Joyce ! Her blog title says Journey of a Running Newbie, but she's been doing the fitness thing for a while. Hi Joyce!
Friday night's carb load dinner is usually Thai or Chinese cuisine. This time dinner came from Panda Express, complete with fortune cookies. Here's my fortune:
With a little more than one week before the marathon, the timing is uncanny. Maybe it's a little cheesy, but this little fortune cookie affirmation message is sort of what I need right now. Pre-marathon jitters are setting in.
This is what today's track club run looked like for me:
Date: 05/23/09 07:00 AM
Distance: 7.82 miles
Speed: 5.2 mph
Pace: 11' 34 min/mile
We ran through the UCSD campus. I really liked this run because it was only slotted for an hour and a half. I reaaaaaaly like tapering. With the walk to and from the car factored in, I got in a total of 8 miles. I got in almost 5.5 miles when an hour was up, and didn't want to get lost on campus making up the time, so I just ran around the track for a half hour to fill in the time. Since we were going a smidgen slower, I was able to run with people I haven't seen in ages. Another good thing about this run is that there were virtually no stops. I usually don't like stopping at the water tables, unless there's a friend I want to say hi to. I'd much rather keep the momentum going. I didn't need to fine tune the GPS and take out any stops (at traffic lights) because there weren't any that I came across, plus the GPS worked perfectly in the arm band. I'm pretty happy that the time and distance is right on the mark. My body cooperated today, and that makes me VERY happy. Even better, after the run we met other track club members at a near by diner for breakfast. The hallah bread (French) toast hit the spot!
I guess I'm just about marathon ready. Just a few more small things to take care of, but it's as good as it's gonna get, for now.
I'm not sure what's up for the remainder of our three day weekend. Eveyone keeps asking us what we'll be doing, but I honestly have no clue. I'd much rather stay in my own backyard and barbecue.
Have a good one!
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