Well, we checked off one more thing for our Boston preparation. We went shopping and picked out our throwaway clothes to wear while we wait for the race to start.
PS it is always strange for me to see my runner friends in normal clothes without a ponytail. I am just so used to seeing each other at 6 in the morning with running clothes on and our hair slicked back. Turns out we do shower and wear jeans too.
And then we attempted to do our Boston game faces:
We also found some other gems while shopping around.
With each day that we get closer to Boston my excitement and nerves both build equally. I go from one minute being so beyond stoked to run 26.2 Boston miles and then the next minute I get really nervous about the whole running 26.2 miles especially while attempting to run them at a fast for me speed.
Food always calms my nerves;)
We just happened to be next door to Cafe Rio at lunch time so we did the right thing and went for steak salads.
PS I have had people ask me about how I have increased my iron levels over the last few months. I am not huge on supplements so I would rather get the iron through my food. Spinach and red meat have been my main sources lately.
I just buy a big thing of steaks at Costco and then individually wrap and freeze them. This method makes cooking steak for 1 pretty easy. Oh and the frozen golf balls are for rolling out my feet.
Back to this morning. I taught spin and then did 4 miles on the treadmill at an 8:34 pace while chatting with this girl. I love the taper but it is also hard to stop yourself from going farther when you feel good and more fresh than you have in a long time.
Sometimes the black and white filter is the only option for my post workout selfies.
We also had a target run to get in and I think the verdict is in, we really do need a dog.
Josse sent me this video, Boston Marathon from the Newton Hills, and it pumped me up big time. April 20th is going to be a really good day.
Do you enjoy the taper or is it hard for you to cut down your mileage?
How do you get your iron in?
What are your Thursday night plans?
What shows are you into lately? I need a new show.