This is my Friday night…
I’m super exciting, haha.
I’m watching “With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept.”
I can’t believe this show will end next week - totally not ready!
im crying with happiness
OH MY GOSH. Get me there right now.
3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/3 cup water
2 tsp coffee powder
3 packets of stevia
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup crushed ice
2 Tbs sugar free vanilla syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
This sounds so good!
I wonder if I’m enough.
Maybe my skin will finally clear up.
I didn’t get the chance to update my blog about my 21 mile training run this past Sunday, so here it goes.
I woke up around 6:45 or 7 am (I really wanted to wake up at 6, but whatever). I ate some peanut butter, toast and a banana and got dressed. I watched a video of the course again to get myself into it. At this point I was definitely freaking out and so nervous.
Then I went to meet the other volunteer runners around 8 am, we sat there forever and finally got on the buses. On our way there, I really had the opportunity to appreciate the distance….it felt like it took an eternity to drive to Hopkinton.
It was a bit chilly outside, but I was still wearing too many layers. I ended up dropping off a fleece at one of the water stops.
Once we started, I was ready and confident. I was trying not to start out too fast with the steep hill in the beginning.
7, 8, 9, 10 miles flew by pretty quickly and I felt good! Unfortunately any time I drank Gatorade at the water stops, I got major side stitches…eventually they went away but they slowed me down a lot (that along with some aching in my knee and right foot).
The later miles I was definitely getting a bit tired, but I said a few things to myself here and there to keep me going.
I ran 21 miles in about 3:25.
I ran 21 miles! A year ago I couldn’t even run one mile without struggling.
Drive. Passion. Determination. Hard work. It all pays off, I promise you.
I do have to be a bit hard on myself, though, it’s simply my nature. I’m not thrilled with my time. I know I shouldn’t be concerned with speed on these runs….it’s just hard not to think in those terms. I have a goal in mind and I want to accomplish it. I want to make others proud of me.
I don’t want to run a 4.5 hour marathon, that just seems so…average. I want to be above average.
Call me crazy…but I can’t help it.
I’m hoping I have done enough to prepare…it’s getting so close and I’m anxious but also excited. I know if I can make it to BC, I can go all the way… seeing all of my friends and my boyfriend will definitely pull me through.
I will rock that 26.2 miles. Just watch me.
17 days until the 116th Boston Marathon.