Thanks also for your many headband comments. I am not sold on Bondi Bands, just because they are so wide. I'm still debating whether or not to give them a try. I will let you know what ends up being the Holy Grail of headbands (at least for me) when I find it.
In spite of continuing headbands woes, I have been running. I am LOVING the fall weather and took advantage of the cooler evenings and ran with my girls a few times to get a break from my other treadmill runs during the week. My long run was planned for Friday because Sunday was my little Bean's birthday so Saturday was going to be prep day. I headed out around 6:30 with my Bean while The Princess and the hubs hung out at home. The plan was an out and back so I could put Bean to bed and then head back out. We did six miles, and then I probably would have called it quits if I hadn't promised The Princess I would take her next. The Bean went to bed, and I headed back out. We only made it 1.25 miles. I was crazy tired, both the sleepy kind and the kind that makes you check your Garmin every few minutes because you could swear you are running 15:00 miles. When I put my tiredness together with the effort it took to push the jogger in the not so cool temps that evening and an ache in my hip, I decided my body was trying to tell me something.
I had hoped to squeeze in some miles to kind of make up for Friday's fail while the girls napped on Saturday, but I used that precious quiet time to get some work done on this...
I have three weekends between now and race day. My longest run of my training plan is this Saturday. I had my first (ever) marathon dream Sunday night and have started spending a lot of time visualizing the race and telling myself that I CAN do THIS. I am hoping my mind is as strong (or stronger) than my body on race day, so I'm giving it some training too!
RUN: The high for tomorrow and Friday is 70 degrees. Have I mentioned I LOVE fall and winter?