Today I ran my fourth Heart of the City Half Marathon in Burnsville, benefiting the Tender Hearts Foundation. I like this event a lot and it keeps getting better with age. Apparently I do too, as I set a new PR today: 2:18:50 (my other results are on the running fetish page).
After all of my bitching about banning headphones, here was a race I could use them in and decided not to. I’ve decided that I really like to run without any crap in my hands, stuff hanging off a belt or cords flopping around my head. If someone comes out with wireless ear buds that work for more than an hour and don’t cost a fortune, I’ll be all over it. Today was nice, though.
I also decided to stop worrying about Nike+iPod. The shoes that have that give me blisters (none today with a different pair) and the mileage was off anyway. In my old age, I don’t really care much any more about pace, total miles trained, etc. All that counts is the total on the clock at the end. Today’s numbers made me very, very happy.Originally published by DK on June 2, 2007 at 12:37 pm