Loads of errands to do today, even when on the road. I am presently in Lancaster County, PA at my parents’ home.
Most exciting part of the day? Packet pickup and the runners’ expo. This ought to be interesting. No plans to spend much of anything, because some of that stuff was insanely expensive. I remember when Sergio texted me from the ING Philly Half Expo in September (just before he withdrew from the race) and he mentioned some foot gel inserts for runners with protonated feet like mine that whilst they were damn near perfect cost upwards of $160 USD…per foot. There were a couple of other ones at the expo that were above the $100 price point, but holy cow, even Superfeet at $35 per pair (which I do have now) are nothing to sneeze at.
My knees have been fine so far, and I’ve been taking care of my feet as a whole, so I think I should be good for now. I may reconsider when I run my first full marathon (26.2 miles for those of you not in the know). I’m thinking depending on my school schedule at the time, it could be fall 2012, though part of me is tempted to potentially clip it…fall 2011. I think my body can handle it, and it will only be my first semester of grad school.
Debating between Marine Corps Marathon in DC, last week of October and Philly Marathon in mid-November should I go that route. I know a few friends that have run both, so looks like I’ll be looking into that at some point and looking into training/strength plans for a full marathon. If I am religious in my strength training this winter and early summer 2011…I think I can do it.
Ah, the time in between. Now off to town I go. Should be interesting. I love Philly and city living to death, but a change in scenery for the weekend is nice too.
Guess I’ll be taking my camera as well to the expo and taking some pre-race shots of the course. Hooah!