Two bonuses from my Monday morning—> Brooke was home after a weekend away (she had the best time skiing with her dad) and I finished a 10 mile run before anyone woke up with zero pain (I was nervous the race would flare up my plantar but it definitely did not).
10 miles @ 8:53 average followed by 20 minutes of upper-body strength! I would love to hit 60 miles either this week or next week in my short buildup to Boston. I’m going to pay close attention to how my body is feeling and back off if it feels like it is too much! I’d rather show up to the starting line a bit undertrained than overtrained/injured.
I am in full Boston mode right now because I am so excited. I am wearing anything I can with Boston on it (I had the above leggings printed on at the expo in 2019), I am listening to podcasts about Boston and I’m watching things like this before bed:
Skye is following my lead and wearing her race memorabilia often too;)
Skye and I made a cake for Andrew.
Still two different eye colors… it’s hard to capture in a picture but I love it so much.
We were all excited to finally get to hang out with him!
He decided on going for burgers instead of acai bowls.
Followed by Costco which meant I could stock up on my favorite cereal.
Of course, Harry Potter viewing also occurred. 34 years old!
I am excited because my CIM time in 2019 for Boston was accepted for placement in corals so I’ll have some speedsters to chase after. I was going back and forth on what I wanted to do for Boston—> run easy and soak it all in or push myself? I’ve landed on pushing myself. While running a sub 3 at Boston is something I have wanted to do since I first qualified for Boston, I don’t think I’ll be to that fitness in time… I wish I had another few weeks to train! I do have the goal for a new course PR and under 3:10 makes my heart beat fast which makes me feel like that is the right goal for me. I love having a goal because that is what I need to help me to roll out of bed in the morning.
I ran a 3:12:39 for my first Boston experience and a 3:28:10 for my second time. So excited for a third chance!
Tell me your goal for your next race?!
Ever showed up to a start line underprepared or overprepared?
Costco people—> tell me your top favorite item from Costco that you can’t live without?
What are you doing for your workout today?