Nothing like a dance party in the car to start your day off on the right note. I feel pretty lucky that I was able to move back to Utah a few years ago so that I get to see them grow up. I would have missed out on so much if I would have had to stay in California.
I had a 6 mile run (8:34 pace) on the treadmill today. I dressed in my best ‘spring is here’ gear. My next race is 3.5 weeks away and I don’t feel ready at all but that is part of the excitement right? My goal is to improve with each race that I do starting with this first one in May and by the end of fall I’ll be feeling ready:)
We went home to do a little yoga and Brooke joined me… her hamstrings are a lot more flexible than mine are.
We grabbed a quick lunch and then hit up gymnastics.
And just now we split a Swig sugar cookie to celebrate Wednesday
Boston is just 5 days away! Last year was my first year running Boston (I was supposed to go a few years ago too but found out I had stress fractures a right before the race so I didn’t make it out) and it really was an experience I will never ever forget. I’m not going to lie… I sure wish I was going again this year. But I’ll just live through everyone else running it by checking their social media 50392 times that day. I sure hope that they have a lot better weather than we did last year too;)
I think my biggest tip for Boston is to really take in every step you take over the entire weekend. Everything from the expo to talking to everyone else out there celebrating the marathon to feeling proud of your accomplishment to the bus ride and wait at the starting line to the amazing signs along the course to the people passing out candy to all of the landmarks along the course to the adorable towns you run through to the crowds going crazy for 26.2 miles. At least go a few miles of the race without your music so you can take it all in. Next time I run Boston I’m going to forget my watch too because I just want to celebrate the experience and soak in it. I think turning left onto Boylston Street and seeing the finish line and being overwhelmed by all of the emotions, cheering and people is one of my all-time favorite memories.
I remember at the point below being ridiculously cold but I probably should have dressed a tiny bit warmer for the race.
I think one of the hardest parts about Boston is figuring out your eating before you start. Hopefully, if you are running Boston you were able to practice with a few later start long runs to practice your nutrition. This is generally what I try to do in situations like the late start Boston time.
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE AT BOSTON IN A FEW DAYS!! I’m beyond stoked for you!!!
So tomorrow I’ll be at the dentist for a good amount of the day. I don’t know if I ever told you about this but back when I was in high school I had a tumor on the inside of my mouth right by my lower teeth. They had to remove it and took out a whole lot of gums with it… they warned me that there would be some issues with those teeth by the tumor later on in life and the time is now. Good thing dentists are cheap;) Okay, they aren’t. I’ll be getting a tooth implant… fun stuff.
Also, Brooke had her first soccer injury (she fell and hit her head) yesterday and I am positive I cried more than she did over it.
Thought I would share my current running playlist this week just in case anyone needs some new tunes that are extremely random:
Try Everything by Shaklra (I’ve missed her!)
Don’t Let Me Down by The Chainsmokers (sorry for telling you about this one too much:)
Chasing Waterfalls by TLC (taking it way back…..)
Gangsta’s Paradise (sometimes the old stuff is the best stuff)
WHO IS RUNNING BOSTON THIS YEAR? When do you get there? How are you feeling?
Which race has been your most memorable race?
What is your pre-race eating routine like?
Any songs that you are loving a lot right now?