I'm now three weeks deep into another marathon training program, fresh off a very strong ten-miler this past Saturday morning. That actually makes three very strong long runs in a row, with some not-so-bad-themselves shorter runs thrown into the mix. And other than a stubborn shin splint (which I think is just my body's way of reminding me it'll never fully cooperate as long as I insist on doing this silly long-distance "running thing"), I've been running pain-free... full of vim and vigor.
Or zip and zing. Pep and punch? I've been feeling pretty good, let's just say. Not cartwheels-in-a-bikini-kind-of-good, but pretty darn good.
Within the past week, I've scored three deals on eBay:
- A new pair of Brooks Ariel motion control running shoes, with which to rotate with my (relatively) new Asics Foundation motion control running shoes
- A collection of 13 chocolate-flavored (caffeine included, of course) Accel energy gels
- A 15 ml. bottle of peppermint essential oil, to be mixed in with a grapeseed carrier oil for massaging tired legs and feet.
If I didn't know any better, folks, I'd be concerned I'm actually serious about running this marathon.