Oh my! Where to even start!!! Since Graduation this running business is depleting the Hall household budget!! We are finding several "must haves" that any decent runner should have, such as trainers...tights...long sleeved and short sleeves tops...jackets...buffs (on my Christmas list) and the best of them all...A GARMIN WATCH!!! Christmas came early at the Hall's yesterday! Steve and I treated ourselves to an early Christmas pressie... Mine, of course, is the ever stylish grey with pink stripe!
Also taking care of the budget is the expense of entering 5K runs in our area. We don't have the parkruns here, so all of the runs have an entry fee. On a good note, all of the money goes to charity.
The earning of the Grad badge also causes moments of asking later...DID WE JUST DO THAT? For example, we entered an organized 5K for this weekend. It will be in our town and will actually start just a few blocks from our home. In checking out the route, we will be running right past our home!!! Pretty neat stuff! The DID WE JUST DO THAT? moment came when we realized, we just entered a run that will go right past our home and includes most of our usual route, but we just paid $50 American dollars to run what we usually do for free. You can stop laughing now.
We will be testing the Garmins out later today and praying we won't be running by a shopping mall....
My 5K's have went well, I'm not near a 30 minute time... 39:45 and 37:50, but I now have the confidence to know I can run 40 continuous minutes. Not shabby at all for never running until 3.5 months ago.