I have spent many miles training for a half marathon that happens this Sunday.
Many Miles. Many Miles. Many Miles.
I’ve battled my fitness goals, conquered my bad knee fears, and fought the dying of the 39th light. I will prove it on Sunday. And I will look good doing it!
Having been around the block a few times (see 40th birthday reference above), I know a few things. First and foremost, the exact right outfit on the first day of school is the difference between Prom with a hot, hunky senior and Homecoming Dance with a pack of like-dateless girls. There is no second chance at your first wrist corsage, ladies!
There are serious race day wardrobe and accessory issues that have yet to be addressed. I refuse to cross that finish line looking anything but smoking hot, lily fresh, and fully hydrated.
When the training schedule allows 3 days of rest before the big day, this time should be spent at Dick’s Sport, the Nike Outlet, and paying overnight shipping fees to http://www.outfits4raceday-tomorrow.com/.
Wednesday is Day of Rest #1.
In preparation, I started my strategic shopping list about an hour ago. I went online with firm conviction that looking good was going to cost some serious dough. I needed advice on the fabrics and color hues to become a true Half Marathon-ista.
Care to guess the most common advice I read?
Nothing New. Nothing New. Nothing New.
All this training with the goal of a perfect time and a perfect outfit? And now you tell me I am TOO LATE for something cute and new?
I can hardly wait to see my Finish Line Picture. A white tank with armpit stains should nicely compliment the baseball cap of which my dog chewed on the rim and the socks with mismatched cuffs. I assume the “Nothing New” theory does not apply to the knotted shoelace I have been meaning to change for three weeks? Oh hell, it probably does.