Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lets Make a Deal

I made a deal with the devil. Ok, it was just Dan. Being that I'm all adult and stuff, and have grown up responsibilites (ie, bills to pay) I have been thinking a lot lately about how to prioritize the stuff I want to spend money on. Becuase there is a lot of stuff I want to spend money on, and I just can't do it all. I'd be able to spend money on more of the stuff I want if it wasn't for this stupid house. Well, the house isnt stupid. I love our house. But, I'd have a lot more free cash if we still only had a $900 mortgage payment! Our new one is, uh, more than that. But then again, we'd still be crammed into an 800 sqft house with 3 dogs. And that wasnt very fun either.


Anyway. I was planning to do KS 70.3. Honestly though, I wasn't really looking forward to it all that much. I was, but not the same way I am looking forward to my marathons this year. I dont know WHAT my deal is, but I just want to run my ass off this year. So, in the interest of being more running oriented, I made a deal with Dan. I'd forego the KS 70.3 and it's $250 entry fee (I know it's published as $225, but after all the Active fees, it's way more) and get a Garmin Forerunner instead. Yay! I ordered it yesterday, I cant wait to get my new toy. Maybe actually seeing my slow ass pace while I'm running will motivate me to go faster. Yeah! Thats the ticket!


And, I'm almost feeling like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders in not having to train for a 70.3. That's a pretty serious distance to take on after I pretty much took all of last year off. So, I will be runner girl this year and just do a few of the shorter local tris.

7 comments:

Janice {Run Far} said...

I have the same garmin, and LOVE IT so very much. I never leave the house for a run with out it.

Chic Runner said...

Wow that's a great deal and that garmin is something I've been pining after forever! let me know how you like it!

Kim said...

I've been himhawing back and forth about IMKS...I think I've got too much on my plate to want to do it too. Along with having a goal of 12 marathons this year. I think IMKS isn't getting $225 from this girl.

Sarah said...

I can't wait to hear what you think of it. I really want one myself.
And I'm seriously considering coming out to do ET with you. I've got to wait a little while to see about money and find out when Joe's shows finish up because we may be taking a vacation around then. There's a few different factors to take into account, but I'm going to try!

Oz Runner said...

I really want to get a Garmin too...which model are you getting? I'd love to hear a review once you try it out...I'm thinking I will probably get the 205 or 305 since they are cheaper

Feener said...

my hubby gets spirt points at work and he had to use them up so we got me a garmin. i have not used it yet, but i can't wait. if you figure it out, please tell me it is easy to use !!

Feener said...

i am hoping to register for the danskin tri tomorrow. it will be my first time doing one, i did my first half marathon last year. any tips/advice for a tri ? it is a sprint.