I'm going to say (with caution) that I am finally feeling 90% like myself. :) Yay! I even returned to regular running this week and I was thankful for every step, even the rainy ones. ;)
Along with my regular running I am trying to get back into regular eating. As it turns out chicken noodle soup isn't very substantial during marathon training and I need to replenish the nutrients/lbs I may have lost when I was sick. This week the focus will be on nutrition, muscle care and getting my energy back.
We launched Running Club at school and were forced into the gymnasium since there was practically a hurricane outside! 17 laps around the gym was 1km! LOL....each lap the kids picked up a popsicle stick and I'm still counting them in my dreams to this day. ;) It was so fun! Some of the funny things that made me grin during running club:
- A grade 5 boy leaning against the stage stretching his quads, " Yeah, I run a bunch of marathons."
- One of the boys who ran next to me: "My mom ran the 5K Marathon at the Blue Nose and only took ONE drink!"
- Another student with rosey red cheeks and huffing breath: "Have you been running this WHOLE time?! How many popsicle sticks do you have???" LOL, I actually stopped taking the sticks because they were starting to run low but he was amazed!
|Apparently I was worried I'd forget my running club sneakers so along with those I packed my gym shoes again. My gym bag has been in my car for weeks now, just in case. LOL.|
With Lola, LOL.
I was just so happy to be running again, I totally ignored the fact that it was raining cats and dogs out.
Oh look, more rain on the Garmin. Yes, I love my blue mizuno running long sleeve so I wear it a lot. <3
Trudy told me over the phone how to make that yummy taco dip and it wasn't as hard as I thought. In fact I really liked it!
|I may have went overboard with the cilantro, but who doesn't love cilantro?!|
Last Sunday RUNday until the big 26.2 in Chicago next weekend!!!
Today was the perfect fall running day! The trail is getting colourful and the sun was shining. So many runners were out!
Post run I met Matt for lunch...mmm.
Then I replenished our Gel stash. Some may call this overkill, I like to call it "A running couple doing Chicago in 6 days."
Lola and I totally chilled and then Courteney came by so she got to see me in my Sunday best, lol. Grey sweat pants for the win.
How did this happen???
Lots of marathon prep this week and packing! Not to mention deciding on a race outfit! Any suggestions??? I'm totally unsure.
Who is running Chicago???
What do you do for marathon prep?
Thanks for visiting GGR you lovely readers!