I am thoroughly looking forward to this weekend. I am so going to enjoy sleeping in on Saturday, which will probably be no later than 7:15....Lola! lol. I also am eager to catch up on some much needed Coronation Street.....I don't know what's going on, but when I was leaving to go run tonight, Stella and Carl kissed!!!! Come on Stella, don't you know what a scum bag he is!?
I had my first awesome run tonight following the Marathon (April 15th). I felt confident that I am on the road to recovery. :) Any run feels like it's no big deal- distance wise- following a Marathon. It was a super muggy and humid run......so what do I do? Obviously overdress! The run: 5 miles 7:53 pace. Not super speedy, but pain-free :D
Check out my latest new romance :) This is the most awesome PB! It has honey in it.....how can it not be good?! I very much enjoy arriving home from work and indulging in a huge spoonful straight out of the jar---classy. ;)
Okay, my 'Treat-cation' is officially over....as of right now.......I promise. "Treat-cation" is my word for eating basically any treat you want following a full marathon, because "I deserve it." Or so I think I do?....hehe. Well, after expressing my disgust to Courteney tonight about my post marathon body, I realized two things: 1. She probably thinks I'm crazy, and 2. I need to get back into my ab routine! My guilty pleasures, in case you're wondering, other than the above mentioned PB w/honey--YuM, were things like chocolate, cheese, cookies, and more cheese. My favourite is the Havarti with jalapenos. :D But from here on in, it's clean healthy eating. I love this pic from Cait Chock designs:
|LOL.....how I feel right now.|
So, my usual Post Marathon Blues only lasted a few days after Boston. I know, I just 'ran Boston!' A feat in itself! However, usually I become all 'un-motivated' after working insanely hard for 18 or so weeks for one big race following the finish. However, in order to pre-empt these 'blues' and lack of motivation, I signed up for the 1/2 Marathon at the Bluenose this February when I was all 'Gung ho' during training.....smart, I know. :) Now I am only 24 days out from the race :D I am pumped. I previewed the race route tonight again.....they appear to have made a few slight changes. I don't know how I feel about doing the 'park' through kilometres 13-16? Check it out: http://bluenosemarathon.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/02_TabloidHalf_2013.pdf
Okay, I usually call this 'Tempo Tunes,' however I feel this song is more like an easy run tune. I downloaded it yesterday. It's an oldie for sure: I love it! "Closing Time," by Semisonic
Well, I must go shower! I literally blogged in my sweaty running gear.....don't tell! ;)
Bluenose is in 24 days!!!