Reading Half-Fast I came upon Vanilla's discussion of Blog Action Day. This is the first I have heard of it and it sounds pretty interesting!
What is "Blog Action Day"? Here is some text from the site:
On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind - the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future.
Now I have something to post about AFTER the Marathon :) Maybe I can talk about my bio-degradable poo bags (that my husband says arent big enough and thus refuses to use)?
More Park Forest Scenic 10 Reviews
Princessrunner gave some great details about the 10-miler in Park Forest. Looks like I wasnt alone in my enjoyment of the race. It was pretty darn hot and humid - but spectators with hoses were definitely a bonus. Everyone along the route had their own cheers and motivational sayings - we found ourselves laughing more than crying over the distance, and that is definitely a good thing.
Do I Need More Gadgets?
Dawn, at Run, Dawnie, Run! brought a new gadget into my life, Yankz. These handy gizmos are a shoe-lacing system that supposedly expand and contract - making your shoe more flexible in addition to prevening the common issue of having your shoe come untied. I double-knot my laces and they rarely come undone ... but I always have to re-adjust my laces during long runs due to my feet swelling. Since I double-tie my shoes it becomes a big challenge to loosen the laces. After about 15 miles my hands are sweaty, and a bit shakey. In addition, my knees are throbbing. One of the worst points in my run is having to stop, bend down, untie, adjust, and re-tie the laces. Could these gadgets be the answer? Is it too late (with only a few weeks) to find out? Do I want to try them out on a long run and find I am in trouble? Hmmm...
Last Mid-Week Workout!
Tonight is my last team mid-week workout. For the next few Wednesdays I am on my own for Wednesday trainings. Wow. Time is flying. I know I complain about these workouts - and I will still complain about tonights. They are hard! And we do a lot of speed related drills that my body just isnt cut out for. But, I do have to say that it was quite obvious that these specific workouts helped me during the Park Forest Scenic 10. There were quite a few hills and some unusual terrain - but we handled them all like pros thanks to the hill workouts on Wed nights. So thanks for torturing me TNT, it was worth it!