I just have one more run until Boston! Andrew and I are going to run 3 miles on Saturday and then I’ll take Sunday off followed by 26.2-26.8 (I’m awful at tangents at big races ha) miles on Monday!
It was cold outside and I almost jumped on the treadmill but then remembered I’ll be on the treadmill a lot more coming up when Andrew starts working and that got me out the door!
I am not racing on Monday but I did want to do a few little one minute pick-ups (pick-ups = what my marathon pace used to be;) just to get the blood flowing yesterday. PS the leggings I told you about last week that are very similar to my Lulu ones (but only $28) are the best to run in… they do not move the entire run.
Our day was spent getting everything ready to leave today and lot’s of playing.
Skye was thrilled to have a clean carseat… I may have found food caught underneath the fabric from way too long ago.
Brooke has cross-country which was a blast!
Here is what I have packed and ready for Monday (not in picture—> dove deodorant for chafing and vaseline + chargers)! I am overpacking more than ever for this race but I just want to make sure I’m ready for whatever the weather has in store for us.
PS thank you so much for those that shared bringing medical gloves to go over your gloves for running in the rain… I’ve never thought of this before. My hands are going to stay so warm and toasty. Also, thanks for sharing to bring an extra pair of shoes and socks to wear until the race starts so I don’t start the race with wet/muddy shoes/socks.
I am really hoping that Andrew can pass to me mini cups of hot chocolate along the course on Monday. I think maybe the elites should use this trick too:
I have a few Friday Favorites to share today (affiliate links included):
*My award came from my 50 miler and it’s officially the coolest award I’ve ever received in life:)
*This episode from Oprah is LIFE-CHANGING. Wow. I will be re-listening to it over and over again.
*A t-shirt I’ve been wearing quite frequently (I’m sure you’ve noticed;) from Andrew. The mountains on it make me happy.
*Two new Costco favorites…. We saw these in the snack aisle and they are amazing. I should have just used these for my ultra and all of the training instead of the HoneyStinger ones that they sell individually for almost $2! These were $9 for 40 of them!
*In the books for kids section at Costco they have a huge book full of search and find. These are Knox’s favorite. He sat still for at least an hour looking at these the other day!
*I’ve mentioned this spot cleaner with this spot cleaner a few years ago but it seriously saves us with kids and a dog (and me;). One day a nephew threw up his red velvet cookie onto our gray couch and this thing got out the stain! This thing has cleaned probably a hundred stains that we’ve had on furniture and carpets over the years. In the below picture Andrew is cleaning the couch where a drink was spilled.:)
*I love Gushers a lot. It’s weird how much I love them. The other day we were getting the kids slurpees after cross country and Brooke saw these in the gas station (she knows my love for Gushers) and we immediately bought them. There were so many in there ha.
*My favorite room spray on the planet… Another need over here with a dog and three little kids haha.
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Cheryl!!! “This weekend (March 31st) I raced in the Around the Bay 30Km road race in Hamilton, Ontario. It was the 125th year anniversary and is “older than Boston”. This was my first year running the 30km distance and anything over the half marathon distance. My goal was basically to finish and make it through the last 10km without walking too much. The course literally goes around the Hamilton Harbour Bay and loops back into downtown Hamilton where you begin. It snowed the night before but by morning the roads were just slightly wet and it was 00C. The first 10km is through the industrial part of Hamilton and is mainly flat, except for a few overpasses. I put on a podcast to focus on not going out too fast and saving my energy for the end. The next 10km is right along the road by Lake Ontario. It is flat and lot of people were out cheering. There is also a relay in this race for 2x15km and 3x10km, so the relay change points were all along this portion and were a great distraction and gave some crowd support. I felt great at this point, even though my pace slowed a little. The final 10km is through the neighborhoods of Burlington over rolling hills. I had plans of running what I could and walking up any hills that were too much. I trained on mostly flat roads and was not sure what to expect here. My family drove out to the 22km mark and were there to cheer me on, which was motivating to see them at that point. At the end of the rolling hills, at 26km there is “the hill” which was a challenge mainly due to it being at the end of the race and I walked it. The last section, you run passed a cemetery, and a man dressed up as The Grim Reaper is there to “encourage” you as you go by. “Tim the Grim” stands out there for hours and I was so happy to get a picture with him as I went passed. At this point, my IT band started to act up and I struggled through the last 2.5 km to the end. It is a slight downhill run and then you go to the arena, where you began, but the finish line is inside the arena on the main floor. I finished in 3:22 and could not be happier. I ran this race to build up my endurance base. I signed up for my first marathon the following day and my family is headed to Utah in the fall for the St. George Marathon!”
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