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Marathon Tomorrow!!

I run the Bob Potts Marathon tomorrow!! Woo hoo!  I’ve been training for this marathon for the past 18 weeks and tomorrow is finally the big day!  The race is an out and back on a trail trail and finishes at a college stadium.  I really hope everything goes well and my friend Amy and I finish together!! It is supposed to be HOT HOT HOT, so I am trying to get my race day outfit together.  I ordered this tank top a few weeks ago for the race…

Brooks Glycerin tank – I already have this one in a black and white print but I wanted to order it in a bigger size so it was a bit longer.  I ran in it last weekend and really liked it.  I love that it has a zipper pocket in the back.

Some things I’m loving this week:

CARBS

shrimp risotto

Mini bagels!

(I’m probably carbing up a bit much, but I like the excuse) I’ve been loving the white pasta a lot this week.

I’m loving my black sparkle TOMS and wore them almost every day to school this week. They are SO comfortable! When I first got them, they rubbed on the back of my heel a bit, so I wore socks with them in the winter.  I guess they just needed to stretch out a little, so they are perfect now and I really want a new summery lighter color.

Also loving the low mileage from this past week.  I ran 3.5 and 2.5 this week and loved taking it easy on the treadmill.  I really wanted to do some Yoga this week, but it always makes me sore when I’m not used to it so I avoided it.  I hope my legs feel fresh tomorrow!

Loving the great sleep I’ve been having over the past two weeks.  After my body calmed down after the 20 miler, I started sleeping again.  I was really having trouble staying asleep throughout the entire night when my mileage was higher, but it has been so much better the past two weeks.  I’m sure the marathon will upset my sleep patterns for the next few nights, but that’s okay.

20 Miles!

Saturday: 20 miles!!!!! (And it was actually faster than the extremely hot 18 miler two weeks ago!)

I couldn’t be happier with my 20 miler!! Amy and I had PERFECT weather Saturday morning!  I set my alarm for 5:30 am and had a bagel with pb waiting for me on my night stand.  I wanted to make sure I ate food early enough because we were aiming to run by 8:00.  I ate my pb bagel and laid in bed until 6:00, ate half a bowl of overnight oats and drank lots of water.  We were at the railtrail and running by 7:50 and the weather was about 40-something degrees. Crazy, but that is absolutely perfect to me! It only got to almost 50 degrees by the end of our run. I was very happy with my splits (I always hit the lap button by accident so that is why there is an extra “lap” at 11) and we stopped our watches once at mile 10 at the car and again at 13 for a bathroom break.  The 11 mile splits were a quick walk to put down our gatorade bottles and deal with GU packets in my SPIbelt.  We finished the run with smiles on our faces and we were still waving to other runners that passed us on the trail at the end!  That is how you know your 20 miler went well… no crying, no limping just smiles and conversation with a great friend :)

My parents invited Colby and I over for dinner Sunday night after I FINISHED MY FINAL GRAD PAPER FOR MY LAST COURSE OF MY MASTER’S DEGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I’ve never been happier to submit a 26 paper! My parents just got a new walkway and grill in their backyard, so my Mom made Dad and Colby burgers and we had veggie quesadillas.

We grilled the quesadillas on the grill in a pan she got at Williams Sonoma for the grill and they were great.

She also made this orzo salad from this cookbook that was really good…

I also got to spend some quality time with this little man.  What a tough but rewarding weekend! As long as my final paper is okay, I finished my Master’s Degree and had a successful 20 miler! Woo hoo!

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