May 27, 2011

I'm so not surprised

If you're new here, you should know I've been remodeling my parent's house for the last several months. I've done the entire 3rd floor, 2nd floor bathroom, and main hall. I'm just about finished with the back bedroom, and will have before/after pictures after pulling the carpet and touching up the paint next week.

While working on the woodwork today, my father and I listened to the Indy pre-race festivities. I don't normally follow car racing, but I'm aware that Nascar and Indy drivers participate in a demanding sport. They have to be physically fit. How fit? How about Ironman fit? 
photo credit
Turns out Tony Kanaan and Vitor Meira both participated in the Ironman 70.3 Championships last year, and will both be in Hawaii this October for the Ironman World Championships. Check the photo credit above for more details.

In other news, I returned the Saucony Kinvaras today. I wore them around for about an hour yesterday and decided they were just too snug to be comfortable on long runs. Warning: if by chance you see a pair of shoes you want on the Footlocker website, because maybe they are half the price you've seen at your local running store, be certain those shoes will fit before ordering. Returning said shoes will either cost you additional shipping, or you will have to wait at least a week for your account to be debited. You cannot just take the shoes to your local Footlocker, even if you chose the option to pick them up from said store originally (it being cheaper than having them delivered to your door). The shoes sold on-line are not in the store's computer system, so it would apparently be too confusing to refund your money at point of pickup. They would not be able to reconcile their inventory.

Needless to say, the return was a long and involved process. The salesperson was as helpful as she could be, considering the store policy was not customer friendly. I ultimately walked out with a pair of Nike Free (for $20 less than I've seen at my local running store), which I cannot wait to run in. I hoped to do so this afternoon, once I'd finished at my parent's. I should know better by now that running does not happen after remodeling. I now have a 3-miler on the calendar for tomorrow morning. This will be the go/no-go determination for Sunday's make up marathon. For the record, the forecast for Sunday is now low 80's with "clouds and breaks of sun." This is far better than the 88 degree weather forecast just yesterday.

I will keep you posted.

1 comment:

Teamarcia said...

You are a remodeling machine! I ran the Indy mini a couple of years ago. It was so cool to actually run on the Indy track! Have a great weekend!