July 18, 2001

Oooh, yesterday we had a good run. We didn’t go until 7:00, so it was much cooler than we’ve been used to. And, we did the 7/3 again! Three times! And this time, it seemed even easier than the first time (and that’s quite an accomplishment, I think, since it was raining the first time, so really it should have been easier then) except at the very end, when I just wanted the 7 minutes to be over. Even though the 5K isn’t for another month, I’m afraid I won’t be able to run 3.1 miles by then. I’m hoping the race atmosphere (and the excitement of it being my first) will carry me through. Or I hope I improve enough. Well, whatever, as long as I finish.

Unfortunately, though my shins weren’t hurting during or after our run yesterday evening, they hurt this morning when I woke up. I thought that was sort of strange. I’m praying that it’s not a stress fracture. I’m sure it’s not (the power of positive thinking).

Tonight at around 1 a.m., it’ll be 2 whole weeks without smoking!

Also, Sportbrain is going down for good tonight. Unless they find a buyer. That sucks! I’ve only had it 5 weeks. Let’s see, that’s $20 a week. Useless!

Tonight we’re going to cross-train because of my leg. Hopefully Gary will let me use his bike. Hopefully he still feels guilty about my arms (which, by the way, feel much better today).