-It sure is nice to have my partner in crime back from California. My heart has returned to normal again.
-7 out of 38 miles for this week completed on the treadmill this morning. This is what the workout was and I ended up with 7 miles total at a 7:20 average pace.
-This is from one of my favorite articles about the marathon taper. I usually do 50 miles a week so 38 miles this week is right where I should be two weeks out from the race.
“The marathon taper is a delicate balance of maintaining fitness while promoting recovery.”
-We made waffles for breakfast, I ran at 11 a.m. (we got back really late last night from the airport and we were in slow motion this morning) and
then had a turkey burger salad for lunch right after I ran. Costco turkey burgers cooked on the stove top = excellence (along with 35 grams of protein in each one!)
-Join me and all of the Brooks blog ambassadors as we talk all about running on 9/30! Just go HERE on the date/time and join in!!
-A donut collage with three important matters.
3. Megan D sent me the link to this Apple Fritter recipe. I think you know what I will be doing tonight….
-Speaking of sugar…. me, my sister and her family went to Sodalicious the other day to hold a study and determine the best treat there. I voted for their sugar cookie (not pictured) but the chocolate cookie on the bottom came in a very close second. And then the scotcharoo.
-See the below salad dressing? Somehow it ended up all over my linen shirt because I have no idea how to eat a meal without making a mess.
-My sister saved the day and rubbed Palmolive all over the different spots and it came out without even having to wash it? I don’t know how she does it but somehow she has the answer to any of the problems I have ever had.
-We are really getting into this gymnastics thing. Remember the good ol’ years of Dominique Moceanu, Dominique Dawes and Shannon Miller… I used to pretend I was them all of the time as a little girl.
-A friend sent this to me a few weeks ago and yeah…
-The race day nerves have already entered my entire body… to calm them I keep thinking about the fast finish long runs that I have done this training cycle and that makes me feel a little more confident again. We just gotta trust in our training, remember the reasons that we run and keep our brainwaves positive going into races.
The taper—> Do you love it, hate it or are you somewhere in the middle?
-Sometimes it drives me crazy but to be honest this time around I am too tired to even want to run my normal mileage/intensity.
What are some of your Monday Matters?
All-time favorite type of cookie?
Anyone else run on the treadmill today? At the gym or at home?