It’s so weird to flip the page in my planner to next week and see ”TC Marathon” written (and highlighted)!! It feels like forever ago that I wrote that in there.
Yesterday, my friend Kris sent me this article: https://www.tcmevents.org/blog/2012/09/24/145/mile_motivation_monday
What a cool mile-by-mile break down of the course. It actually made me feel better about the race, it made it seem more doable.
I’m really struggling with my tapering, mentally. This is way worse, in my opinion, than the super high mileage weeks. I am paranoid that I’m not running enough/running too much. And omg how much strength training do I do? It’s all that I’ve been Google-ing lately.
Yesterday, I got a couple of miles in on the treadmill before I headed to the training clinic to lead my last running group. It was a brisk night and it was a small group, so I got in five miles at a really nice pace! It felt great.
Other preparation over the week and a half includes no sweets, limited dairy, no alcohol, (I’ve started putting other food groups back into my diet that I took out for the Whole30) lots of foam rolling and stretching, getting enough sleep and trying to decide what I’m going to wear! I’m tentatively going to wear this tank I bought at the new Athleta opening because part of the proceeds went to Girls on the Run.
I’ve got a busy week/weekend ahead so I’m glad I’ve been able to get some run time in early this week. I have a doctor appointment that I’m strangely excited for (yay for FINALLY having a “real” doctor!), a call with our new website vendor for Girls on the Run to kick off our website redesign, the Healthy Minnesota Communities in Action event, my husband’s work’s 5K (thanks again for signing up, Erin!), lunch with my BFF who’s in from LA, HAIRCUT/COLOR(!!!), my spin studio’s grand opening party and our Girls on the Run Board retreat on Sunday. Whew!
Oh! And some exciting news: I will be hosting my first ever giveaway VERY soon! The amazing ladies at New York City-based Naked Sports Gear are sending me one of their sports bras to review and then I’ll be able to give one away! So I will need your help promoting this and of course, you should enter!
Hope you’re all having a good week!