With the advent of all my new fun training adventures, I've decided to do a little investing in me.
Okay, it didn't take too much convincing. I'm good like that. What? Invest in me? Sure! All for it.
First and foremost...I registered for some events. The Brandywine Valley Duathon is the first big scheduled item on the calendar, plus my return showing at the Mountaineer Half. Good thing I got those (lousy) $2 discounts on Active! This year, Mighty M and I are staying at the fancy hotel for the Mountaineer in Morgantown, WV. Last year, we stayed in a bit of a - um - flea bagged place. I didn't mind, but that's mainly because I was busy racing and all. Lesson: Gots to Think of Your Sherpa.
This year, M, we're in the fancy digs. I'll stock the fridge with Diet Pepsi's and you keep your eye out for pros in the lobby, okay?
Recently, I've taken to rewarding my efforts in the pool with fun play toys for -- you guessed it -- the pool! I have a brand new set of funner-than-i-thought-they-would-be paddles. I replaced my see through suit from Target with an honest to goodness SWIMsuit from Nike, with a cool matching cap (which incidentally ROCKS compared to the hair pulling latex ones). I also rewarded myself with a new gym bag that (GASP) didn't have a broken zipper and resistant attitude about getting the heck into my locker already.
And, according to UPS tracking (what ever did we do without this before??), en route from Phoenix, AZ is my brand new pair of Zoomers.
MY FIRST FINS, thankyouverymuch.
I know, I'm excited, too.
Along with said Zoomers, there will be a nice little Aerokit for the bars on my (ahem) new (but not named yet) bike. Ostensibly for fluids and food, I dare say the tv remote looks like it would fit snugly in there, too.
I've also added a set of 5 and 12 pound hex weights to the collection and a 4 pound godforsaken medicine ball, although the ball is technically part of an arsenal, not a collection. A fancy illumiNITE jacket to keep me safe and some long underwear (but you wear them as outerwear and nobody knows it) to keep me warm. Thanks Santa!
It occurs to me that my "hobby" may be a wee bit of financial liability to my future marriage.
Nobody mention a thing to Mighty M. M'kay?