Tomorrow is the Mercedes marathon here in Birmingham. I 'm going to run the half marathon in the morning, not the full marathon. My friend L and I went to the expo today to pick up our race numbers/chips and shopped a little bit. I found some really great deals on half off running pants and a long sleeve running shirt. I also bought another pair of compression socks, pink, of course, and a head band to match.
I tried to explain to the Murph how much money I saved on everything, but I don't think he bought it. I really did have a gift certificate to the The Trak Shak, a local running shop, that I needed to use. That took even more than half off my purchases. Win Win!!
A group of girl scouts were at the expo selling cookies so I bought some boxes just to support the girl scouts, you know. I got a box of Thin Mints for the Murph, but he wasn't as thrilled about them as I thought he would be. Apparently, he's eaten a ton of girl scouts cookies in his life when his daughter was in the Brownies and her mom was the Brownie leader. He had boxes to last all year. Oh well, they won't go to waste!
I looked at the weather for tomorrow and discovered that it isn't going to be as cold as I thought it was going to be. Nope. Instead of the 22F that was forecast earlier in the week, now it's saying that it's going to be a balmy 29F at the 7 a.m. start and sunny! No snow, no rain, no windchill! I'll take it!