A few things to report to you about:
-My Stonyfield jersey for the marathon just arrived in the mail. I threw it on the second I opened it, I like it a lot. I’m thinking I’ll need some arm-warmers to wear with it?! Thoughts from Bostonians on weather predictions and what to wear would be amazing!
-I’ll also be rocking these bracelets from Thought Blossoms on race day!
-We have been hunting for leaves a lot lately.
-I could eat this salad a million times in a row. Grilled zucchini, grilled chicken, avocado, feta and TJ’s Thai peanut dressing.
Also, I have successfully almost eaten all of our hard-boiled eggs as of this afternoon.
-You can check out my tips for running with people HERE!!!!
-I’ve been doing my homework and studying Your Guide To Running the Boston Marathon Like A Pro. I need to recruit somebody to make sure that I don’t go out way too fast during those first few downhill miles so I don’t crash later on.
-I put myself to bed last night when Brooke went to bed. AKA I got 9 hours of sleep last night. I am already mastering the skill of getting loads of sleep in preparation for a marathon.
-Brooke poured her bubbles from her Easter basket on me. You can’t really tell but she got a ton of it in my hair. It forced me to wash my hair 3 full days before I normally would have. I’ll forgive her.
My silly right foot.
During my tempo run on Saturday my feet felt great, there wasn’t even a tiny bit of pain. It wasn’t until I woke up on Sunday that I noticed my foot was a little swollen and that it didn’t feel super great. I did the rest, ice, elevate thing and it felt much better when I woke up this morning but I am still playing it safe.
This actually might be a good thing in the long run because it is forcing me to rest a bit more during the taper. I am going in to see Dr. Bennett in just a few hours and I am sure he will fix it all up but still…. right foot, you better behave yourself over the next two weeks.
I really wanted to run this morning (I even had a fun scheduled run with somebody that I had to cancel) but I restrained. There is NO point to risk an injury… Boston is way too close. An extra day or two off from running > hurting yourself to fit in a few miles.
So today I did the strength training thing with some time on the stationary bike. I’ll be honest, it was boring but you gotta do what you gotta do. I’ll never understand why I don’t get bored while running on a treadmill when every other activity at the gym makes me extremely bored.
Hope you are having a great Monday. I’ll see you in the morning.
Fill me in on what is going on in your world lately!!!!!