Happy Friday All!!!!
It’s one day until the Queens Half Marathon and thanks to everyone’s positive wishes, and uplifting antedates about the race/course, I’m excited to wake up early tomorrow and run! It’s encouraging to know that there will be other bloggers out there on the course with me like Dori, Melissa, Ashley and Becky; and the race will be packed with supporters along the course, like Amy who be cheering on her boyfriend.
I didn’t totally stick to my planned running schedule for the week, replacing a short run with a rest day. This is how things went…
Monday – 8miles – Complete
Tuesday – Rest – Complete
Wednesday – 6miles – Complete
Thursday – 3-4miles planned – Took a Rest Day
Friday – Rest
Saturday – 13.1 miles!!! yipppeee!
Sunday – 2-3miles recovery
Thursday morning I just could not get out of bed. If you have been reading my blog, you will know I do not sleep well. On top of that, my hip was a little sore from my 8mile run the day before; I made the mistake of not stretching enough following the run. Now after two days of not running, I’ll be raring to go tomorrow!
Yesterday (Thursday) was my official “carbo loading,” all-I-can-eat, fuel-up day. I find it best to keep my diet pretty standard the day before a race and not risk shocking my digestive system, so I try to get some extra fuel two days before a race. Ironically, the day I declared, “stuff my face” day, I ended up not being real hungry. I’m usually ravenous all day, but yesterday I had just lost my appetite! I still managed to get some good eats in though. My day in food went something like this:
9:30am – 1 packet oatmeal with 1tbsp peanut butter and a mashed up banana (sooo goood!)
12:30pm – Organic Split Pea Soup, whole grain bread and a few bites of pasta salad from Fresh and Co.
3:00pm – Watermelon
5:00pm – finished off my pasta salad, it was shells with purple olives, artichokes, feta cheese and olive oil (surprisingly delicious!)
6:30-8:30pm – 2 glasses of white wine (oops!) at Cavatappo Wine Bar (side note: Cavatappo is my local, go-to wine bar. The waiters there are really nice and they never rush you. The food isn’t to die for, but it’s pretty good and have a solid selection of bites that go well with wine)
9:oopm – Large slice of margarita pizza
10:oopm – Watermelon and fiber one brownie (kinda gross, but I got them for free at an event)
All in all I got a decent amount of food down despite my lack of hunger.
I started today with a bowl of bran cereal and Kashi GoLean cereal, mixed with blueberries and milk:
To get prepared for tomorrow’s race, today I have a few things left to do:
- Hand wash my running clothes
- Finalize my playlist
- Charge my ipod/phone
- Figure out if there’s a way I can attach my phone to my waist fuel pack because I really hate wearing the arm band around my arm
- Roll out my legs with The Stick
- Prepare my fuel pack with water, vitamin water zero, Clif Blocks, credit card, ID, subway pass and $
- …and Rest 🙂