Chronicling the adventures of a fleet-footed foodie and the journey to her first marathon and beyond
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Turning 30 for the Second Time
Oh my. So I'm hitting a "30" milestone for the second time in my life - I actually didn't mind hitting the big three-oh the first time as I really enjoyed my thirties. That was the decade where I learned who I really was and who my true friends were, and well...if you don't like it, you can kiss my big fat you-know-what. Don't think I could have said that in my twenties. I don't think I'm going to like my second "30" milestone as much however - 30K this Saturday *insert scary music*. The weather is supposed to be hot again (we've had a bit of a cooler period) so I'm running with a coworker at 5:45am for about 15K, continuing on with Hubs for a bit as he's doing our loop (he doesn't want to get up quite so early) and then finishing off the full run on my own. I went after work today to buy myself a water belt - I don't mind carrying my small handheld water bottle but I find the big one hard to get used to. I know a lot of people love them after they get used to them, but I'm not sure if I'm a fan. I kept debating with myself in the store if I should get a two or four bottle water belt, so decided to go with the four bottle so I had options. Anyways, excited to try my new belt out as I won't be able to stash water anywhere as I'm not sure what our route is.
It's going to be a toughie and I have a bit of mental block about running 30K (gah!) but I'm staying positive and will hydrate myself to oblivion and get lots of sleep so I'm fresh. I'm excited to get this out of the way though as afterwards I get to hang with R and A as we plan our girl's trip to Van the following weekend to see Michael Buble and Bryan Adams!! We're staying at the River Rock Casino and I'm sure we'll fit in lots of laughs, Ikea and perhaps a drink or two or ten, heh. I'll also be heading out for dins as it's my mom's birthday. I always thought she wanted to go out for Chinese food but turns out, not so much...she actually said she was tired of eating Chinese so I suggested Korean food - not Chinese but still in the Asian realm. There's a little place here in town that has Korean and Japanese food so it'll be cool to expand her culinary horizons. Excellent! I'm looking forward to a Saturday...a day filled with eating, family and friends - my three favourite things!