Over the past week, I've been watching DC's weather forecast like a hawk. Things are not looking good for the half marathon this weekend. Originally, the meteorologists were forecasting rain almost the entire week and weekend. But now, they are only forecasting rain starting Friday night through Saturday night. PERFECT timing for a Saturday morning half marathon!
After the torrential rainstorms that I experienced at the Chinatown 5K and Disney Wine and Dine last year, I thought my luck would swing in the other direction. But then I remembered the unexpectedly fantastic weather we had at the F^3 Half Marathon in January. It's quite possible that I've used up all of my good weather blessings for that day. (It was very well worth it, though.)
Fingers crossed for this Saturday.
Yesterday, I talked to my friend Smita, who I haven't seen her in forever! She's considering signing up for the Rock N Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon and some other races. I told her that I would love to go to Philly to visit and either spectate or run the race with her. That got us talking about other races we could do together, whether in Philly, Chicago, or as a getaway weekend. Maybe even to a tropical destination?!? I have never run with Smita, ever, so I am beyond excited to plan something!
This year's Disney Wine and Dine is under consideration, since Smita has a 4-day weekend. Also under consideration would be any other races within driving distance of Philly that same weekend (November 6). Does anyone have recommendations or suggestions?!?
A triple tangent
Since we're talking about (west) Philadelphia... I LOVED watching the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as a child. Over the past week or two, I started watching it again in syndication. To this day, I still love it and I still think it's the funniest show ever!
Since we're talking about fitness classes... I got an email promo for a 30-day new-client membership at the Bar Method (my thoughts on them here) for $50. The normal price is $75 so this is a great deal. The only thing is that my company's fitness center already offers a wide bevvy of great, FREE classes (although, no barre classes). I'm debating whether it would be worth it to fork out extra dough just for barre?
- On a recent run, I was wearing New Balance shoes, Feetures socks, Pearl Izumi tights, a Nike sports bra, an ASICS shirt, a Sugoi jacket, Mizuno gloves, and Saucony hat. No joke. A brand ambassador I am clearly not.
- Adam and I flew Southwest to DC. Yesterday, Adam checked in within 30 minutes of the check-in window opening. He got an A58 boarding pass. Comparatively, I forgot to check in until almost three hours had passed. I didn't buy any special upgrades or anything. Yet, I got an A27 boarding pass. Very bizarre!