After class today, I faced my fear and had my blood drawn. It wasn't too scary. The lab tech was fast, and I barely felt a thing, but admittedly, I wasn't brave enough to look while she was doing it. Instead, I chose to carefully study the paint on the wall next to me while she filled vial after vial of my blood. The whole process probably took an entire minute, so I was in and out pretty quickly.
When I got home, it was as though Nike had predicted that I would like to be rewarded for facing the needle, and just as I pulled into the parking lot, FedEx pulled in behind me to deliver my new pair of sunglasses. Here I am modeling them before I tested them out on my afternoon 3 miler: I just look faster, don't I?
The shades are pretty dang nice. They have a secure nose-cushion-thingy-ma-jabber so they didn't slip, I work up quite a sweat, but they didn't fog, and they provided good, clear visibility. On the whole, they were so comfortable that as I was running, I forgot they were on my face. I'm pretty pleased with them. Plus, Nike included replacement lenses for each lens, which seems thoughtful, because it does seem likely that I'll drop them/step on them/sit on them.
And it was either the improved aerodynamic quality of the new shades, or just a feel-good day because I completed my 3 miler in under 30 minutes (29:21), which I haven't done in over a month. So, on the whole, a flippin' stupendous day!