I finally did it. I signed up for a marathon. I’ve been pretty hesitant to actually register because I wasn’t sure if I would be totally healthy in time for the race but after my 19 miler last weekend I feel confident that I will be able to go run the Tucson Marathon in THIRTY THREE DAYS!!! I don’t normally run on Sundays but I couldn’t find any Saturday races around the time I’d be ready to go again (all of the Utah marathons are done by now) so my mom, Brooke and I will hit up church after the race:) I’m stoked for this race because people say it is like a mini St. George course.. the ups aren’t as up and the downs aren’t as down. My brother lives close by and the temperatures should be perfect (starting in the low 30s and reaching about 70 degrees). I’m stoked to finally be able to use the last 5 months of training at a race!
I took a picture with my computer because on the screen it shows the course map of the marathon but you can’t see any of that in the picture:)
Also, this weekend I am going down to St. George to run the Snow Canyon 1/2 marathon. I’ve heard so many great things about this race and I will now be able to get in my St. George running just on a different race than the one I was planning on doing in the first place:) My coach has very specific paces for me to do at the race so I won’t be ‘racing’ it exactly but it will be a hard effort. I don’t want to go all out because I’ve got a marathon to save my legs for!
Dinner hit the spot last night. I made some quinoa and topped it with zucchini and chicken (cooked in olive oil and TJ’s seasonings), cubed sweet potatoes (baked) and avocado. One of those meals that just makes your whole body feel better after eating it.
Brooke was a huge fan of sticking the quinoa to her face.
After dinner we got together with some friends.
And ate some Rice Krispie stars.
Toddlers——> Star-shaped food > normal food.
Okay, just one more from Brooke’s race:
Winner of the Ray-Ban giveaway! Angie, have a blast on your vacation!
Time to get some speed work done this morning! Just a few more weeks with some hard runs, a taper and then race day. Followed by a nice little break for the holidays and then I do it all over again because I love it.
Who has a race coming up? Which one?
I need advice from people that have done the Tucson Marathon in the past pretty please! I need all the tips that I can get:)
Do you like to travel for races or do you prefer to do ones that are close to where you live?
Three ingredients that you cook with most often?
-sweet potatoes, avocado and chicken:)