Chronicling the adventures of a fleet-footed foodie and the journey to her first marathon and beyond
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Happy Friday Eve
Man, this week seems like it's taken absolutely forever to get here! What the heck. Oh, and I still haven't learned my lesson - even after complaining that I felt sick after eating dairy the other day, I went to a work function last night and they served apple pie a la mode. I'd had a few drinks so maybe my judgement was a wee bit impaired (I love me a good dirty martini), but when they slapped that pie down in front of me I scarfed it down without a second thought. I got home last night and my stomach started to rebel - it felt like I had a rock in my tummy and it's been bugging me all day. Must.Resist.Dairy.
Some great news - I'm going to have a little cheering section on the day of the marathon! I was reading some blogs and a lot of people said that having friends/family there really made a difference for them. My good friends R, A and K are going to cheer me on at the 32K mark as I'm thinking that's when it's going to be the toughest and I'm going to need to see some friendly faces. They're also going to dash to the end to snap some pics of me crossing (or should I say crawling across?) the finish line. Hubs is going to meet me at the 40K mark and run me in (he's doing the half) so wasn't going to be able to take any pics of me at the end - so this works perfectly! I'm super happy and thankful that I'll have support on the big day, and my father in law will be there too as he's running the marathon too. This year's run will be a family affair!
I'm all getting geared up for this Saturday's run - strangely, kinda looking forward to it. I think I'm going to do the 3.3K loop around our house eight times - totally boring but I can stash lots of water and it's safe (important to Hubs) and flat (important for me). I'm hydrating lots and will make sure I take my Saltstick pills this time. I've also adjusted my work out schedule so I take the day off before and after the long runs. The distances are starting to get pretty long so I'm cutting back to three cardio/bootcamp workouts, a long run and one day of yoga. I normally like to get five cardios in but I think it'll be worth it to keep myself healthy and not get too run down. Hard to scale back though!