yeesh, it’s already grabbing a hold of me. and of course, the way i dealt with it was by shopping.
First, the other day I cleaned out my local GNC when I saw they had almost a box full of Plain Energy flavor PowerGel-since it’s one of the newer flavors, it seems like it’s tougher to find… (and yeah, I decided during the training cycle to switch gels. I like the new thinner texture of the PowerGels and that they have more sodium, and the new plain flavor, and I can’t seem choke down the E-Gels any more without gagging-too thick…)
Then last night was another 20% off shopping night at JackRabbit Sports for the Flyers. The damage? A new pair of shoes (I got the white/silver/lime pair) that will hopefully replace my Cumuluses when they’re shot, a new watch (because my current one is 2 1/2 years old, it’s a Nike one and I’ve heard that its a pain to get the battery replaced, I wanted a watch with more laps and I’m paranoid that it’s going to break down in the next 2 weeks or even worse, during the marathon) and a cool pair of not marathon-perfect, but half-marathon (or training)-perfect shorts. I think I needed to be cut off by the end of the night or something.
Oh-and I’m also obsessively checking the NYCM entrant database to see if the bib numbers have been posted yet.
Damn, I expect to be quite a character during the next 3 weeks. Be afraid. Be very afraid.