This past week has been good overall. Yes, there was booze on New Year’s Eve. Yes, there were chips and dip (one of them being an incredibly yummy chocolate chip cookie dough dip to be eaten with graham crackers!). But, all things considering I’ve stayed on track for eating healthy. I’m an overachiever, if you haven’t noticed, and during tapering for a race I don’t carb-load for one week, I do two! 🙂 But not really. I just keep eating the way I normally do with significantly fewer miles being expended.
I accomplished a 5-mile run on Thursday on the treadmill and then I was planning on running Saturday afternoon with Beki (she and her family came for NYE!), but we had a little surprise of a few inches of snow on the ground when we woke up to the new year. So I ended up hitting the treadmill for my last “long” run of training of 8 miles. My motivation has still be waning, which is, at this point, more annoying than anything else. But yesterday I did my very last training run in prep for this *little* marathon (insert eye roll here). And it was good. 4 miles of a tempo run. Four.straight.miles. I haven’t run 4 straight miles in I have no idea how long. I have either been stopped by traffic lights or brokenness or my own mental exhaustion. I probably would have wussed out and walked a bit, but I was cramming those four miles into a 50-minute time frame in which I had to pick up my youngest at preschool. So, I did it. And it felt good. I did not feel my hip at all. I did start to feel the pull in my ankle, but it wasn’t painful.
So this week? This week is going to be full of not a whole lot. I have packing to do…for myself and the kids – who are spending the weekend with my parents. And then next week will be resting from running.
Oh! I did get EASports Active for Christmas and I tried it out last Thursday evening. It was a good workout, though I only burned 110 calories in that 24 minutes. With running I burn about 100 calories per mile. But I need the strength aspect of it. So that’s what I’m planning on working on next week.
I am most excited to get to see ChristieO again. I’ve missed that little powerhouse! And I get to meet Brooke and Audrey for the first time! Sooooo excited about that. So here’s to the coming week in which I will complete my first full marathon!!