Let me preface this by saying this is meant to be a joke. I know humor is just completely lost on some people. Hopefully nobody with too much time on his or her little hands will find this and have an "Oh. My. God. Becky" moment on Let's Run.
So I got an email from Runcolo.com's mastermind Simon saying he thought it'd be funny to do a time prediction contest featuring my apparently controversial Amphipod bottle. I totally agree! So check it out http://www.runcolo.com/content/heather-utrata-prediction-contest-656/, enjoy the amazing love between myself and my water bottle, predict my marathon time, and win some stuff!
Usually in a bigger race I have three goal times (I think a lot of people do this). I have one time that's just a minimum kind of "okay, I better at least make this time" type of thing. The second time is more aggressive but still pretty doable if I race smart. The third is even more aggressive and kind of a pipe dream but still at least a tiny bit possible if all conditions are absolutely perfect and I'm totally on fire. I won't say specifically what my goals are and what I feel I'm capable of, but I am looking forward to a trip to Houston in January.