Last week was just not my week… I hit a pole with my brand new car. I had my jeep for 9 years and never once made even a scratch on that thing… but of course I scrape up my new car within just a few weeks of owning it.
When I dropped it off to the guy fixing it he asked me where my ride home was. I told him I was going to run the 4.5 miles home and he told me I was crazy…. I didn’t dare tell him that I am planning on running 26.2 miles in just a few more days.
Today was 4.5 miles @ a 7:23 average pace. My stomach did fine until the last mile but I still have plenty of time for things to feel better before the race. There were 4 x 45 second strides at a 5:30 pace thrown in there too with 1 minute recoveries after each one. Trying to keep the leg turnover a little bit alive leading up to Saturday.
Here is what the rest of the week looks like as far as workouts go. TWO MORE RUNS LEFT to deposit into my running bank account before the big day!
I am so grateful for all of your comments this morning and for sharing your experiences and the things that helped you with IBS. I sure love this online running community that we have and I learn so much from you guys.
I loved this quote from Kathleen:
Made it back to my parents’ house and Brooke was anxiously waiting for me.
We then took my mom to her doctors appointment (she isn’t driving yet). She and Brooke have quite the bond.
Stopped at Wendy’s on the way home for some baked potatoes. I am keeping things even more simple than yesterday with what I am eating. The potatoes (without the skin) felt okay but then a bit later Brooke and I went and got some rice…
and we were both pretty happy about this decisions. I predict a lot of rice over the next few days. I’ve really got to keep the calories up so I am happy that we found something that felt pretty good.
We also got to see my sister and her little man so that was most definitely a highlight of today!
Lindsey sent this to me so I thought I would pass it along to anyone that might need it:)
I LOVED this article in case you want to check it out: 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience.
Do people tell you that you are crazy because of your running?
Do you run the day before a 1/2 marathon or a marathon?
What are you grateful for today??
Have a good run today? What was it that made it great?