gotta love tax refunds!!

I’m sure the government is happy that I had plans to spend my additional tax refund…even before the money hit my account (any day now…woohoo!)

First off-my Garmin arrived a week ago!! And I’ve used it on 3 runs so far…measured the 2.5+1.66 bridle path at 4.15 miles, the full 6 Central Park loop at 6 miles even, and the lower 5.1 mile loop at 5.2 miles. So pretty damn close!! I’m definitely satisfied with it so far, and am looking forward to trying it out in a speed workout, and utilizing it for the upcoming marathon long runs…however, I am kind of iffy about using it in a race. I think had I used it at Broad Street…I may have been too conservative, instead of “trying on” the 7:45s. And question for those other Garmin users…I have tried out both the software that came with it for exporting data, and also tried out MotionBased…however, the MotionBased data always has the distance a little longer than what is actually on the Garmin…anyone know why?

Secondly…I treated myself to a fancy-schmancy haircut!! After hearing the rave reviews about Devachan…and actually having used their hair products for the last year!-I decided I needed to try it out for myself. And actually-thanks to my Amex Membership Rewards points, I had a gift card as well!! So I could not resist-and let me say, it did not disappoint. The stylists were great-asked me a lot of questions about what I liked and didn’t like about my hair and what type of cut I wanted, really did a great job to make the most of my hair type with less maintenance, and were very helpful in showing me how to style it at home!! And I was very happy with the end result-and even was able to duplicate it yesterday! I definitely will be back…making my hair routine easier is definitely worth it. (And from what I heard, usually their cuts grow out better and need less trims…so I may not need to go back every 3 months like I usually do, so it just might be a wash…) So yeah…you can say I drank the Devachan kool-aid (or I should say iced tea…they serve this iced tea that is addictively good!)

So this weekend, I will be at the Healthy Kidney 10K…I signed up only as a way to get in a few miles (as the rest of the day will be occupied) and get a new techy shirt :-p Plus I figured it’s better to test out the new corral system in a race that I really don’t have much expectations for (hoping that the Mini 10K will have the nice weather of 2 years ago-I’d rather shoot for a good time there.) And hitting up Wall Street next week with my company…only goal there is to finish first among my colleagues :-p (and can act as my speedwork for the week!) Though I think it would be fun to have a pool to guess what the distance of that race will be (an actual 5K this year? Or 3 miles? 3.3 miles? 2.7 miles? The course map looks the same as last year so I’ll say 3 miles…)