Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Homemade arm warmers and Biggest Looser
That is the elevation chart for my half marathon Sunday.
I showed it to Bill, he said "at least the worst is at the beginning".
That is true. I predict that my legs will be hurting after that one. Yikes.
I checked the weather online, it says partly cloudy and low 50s for the morning. That is pretty good for me. No mention on the wind situation online yet but last night on the NBC news the weather dude said the 3 words I do not want to hear for Sunday's forecast: SANTA ANA WINDS.
NO THANK YOU.
It is still early, I will not panic....YET.
I don't want to overdress for this race. I decided to use arm warmers. I don't have any fancy ones so I went to Target and got some socks for $2.50, cut the toes and voila!
Bill is making fun of me but I think it looks OK. He said that those would be itchy once I get warm. Well yes and that is when they will find a new home in a lovely trash can! So today I had 4 miles tempo to do and I took them for a test drive like Jonathan would say! I think I will wear that plus my gloves and minus the capris, I will wear comp shorts instead; this morning it was 38 when I went out so a bit chilly.
It went OK with the arm warmers. Not too itchy, I am sure the fancy ones are more comfortable but for a couple miles those will be perfect. I took them off at mile 2 and kept just the gloves.
Did you watch the Marathon on the Biggest Looser? I did! I was impressed with Courtney the most. I expected Ramone to win this. He did great. I am not a fan of his, too cocky for me. I think this is Antone's to loose. I hope he wins. I used to be a fan of John's but yesterday, I did not like what he said at the weigh in. I hope Vinny wins the at home prize. Watching this last night, I realized that for the second season in a row, I have lost more weight than the person who is 4th. Becky lost 66 lbs and I lost 75 lbs. I know it is the % that counts but still. Back to the marathon, I felt so bad for Jessica...she had this and darn stomach...this sucks. I would have punched that Doctor if he would have tried to take me out of the race at mile 21! WTH? He should have just walked the last 5 miles with Joe and RESPECT his wish to finish the marathon. Watching these guys run...well the ones who did run, that made me believe that I can do this. If they can, I can. The last 2 who came in walking together, that is great that they did finish and made the effort but to me that does not count as running a marathon. Their time was over 10 hours if the clock they had was correct, but good for them for finishing and supporting each other and bonus point to Johnny for his hat, it resisted that crazy wind storm!
We have new chef in our family!
I present Chef Jonathan.
Speciality: Gingerbread cookies!
Posted by Caroline at 4:52 PM