When I got home today, I saw a wonderful package on my front step: my new Garmin ANT+ stick. The tiny, super expensive USB stick is what allows me to look at pretty maps from my runs on my computer. They're reunited and it feels so good. I was finally able to upload the data from my long ride with Kim and Erin.
I also hit the gym today to do my eight-mile run. I bought some cheap headphones, which sucked hardcore. I couldn't hear the movie I bought to watch on my phone and the headphones intermittently shocked me. However, this run was glorious - my heart rate stayed fairly low and I was able to finish the run without stopping. I felt pretty invigorated by this and my running confidence feels restored.
It's a good thing, too, because my Big Girl Panties Weekend is upon us. I'm going to an easy three-miler tomorrow, then resting Thursday and Friday for the main event. It will give me a little more time to foam roll, stretch and recuperate. Saturday, I'm hitting the Heatbreaker Indoor Half Marathon, then the Venus de Miles 61-miler Sunday.
This week's mantra: I can and I will