1. Thanks to everyone who commented about the whole birthday race thing.
So, I just did it. I registered.
|I am still cringing a little thinking about the price.|
2. What do you think about my new template?
I've been playing with the template a lot. What took a long time was that I'd find a good template that I wanted to start out with. Then, I had to edit it for hours and hours to make it fit my needs more. In retrospect, I should have taken a basic web design course during my undergrad years since it's handy. But I took the hard way and edited it . . . very painfully. One of the main reasons I chose chemical engineering was that no advance physics or programming course was required. Little did I know that Physical Chemistry is Quantum Mechanics in disguise! It was a bad year full of wave functions and particles in boxes.
3. Sort of freaking out about the 5K tomorrow
I am totally not ready. I haven't done nearly enough speed work. I'm just trying to tell myself that it's all about enjoying myself.
|Wild and fun. Gotta remember that.|
The reason I took such a long break from running (my last run was on Monday) was that I developed this weird pain in my Achilles tendon area. I don't know why. It just started hurting one day after class. I am not sure if it's running related. It happened randomly on Wednesday so about 48 hours after my last run. Regardless, I've been resting it so I hope it feels better for the 5K.
|This guy died from getting shot in the Achilles. And actually had the tendon named after him. Troy wasn't the best movie, but very easy on the eye.|
It will all be worth it when I PR on my birthday. As you can see, I'm still shell shocked about the whole paying for an expensive race thing. I think part of it is that I've only been running small local races that are <$40. So now I shall go on a diet to save money. I spend so much money on snacks, it's not even funny. Cutting off snacks will make me healthier. Considering I probably spend about <$20 on sweets per week, cutting them out for like a month will pay for the race.
And what's on you guys's thoughts? Good luck to everyone who's racing! And for the rest of you who aren't, I hope you get in a good run or two.