After work yesterday I had an appointment for some leg work with Yee and then I came home to veg....and take as many 'make me feel better' medicines as I could. :D You see in a couple of hours we're heading to Fredericton for the marathon. Once again this year I'll be offering up my sneezy skills as a cheerleader + photographer for Matt and the other runners. I was super excited to go since I know quite few runners taking part in the full and half marathons. The weather looks great for spectating, let's hope the temperature drops a tad for some great running as well. ;)
|Fredericton is so special to me since it's where I ran my first ever full marathon and where Matt and I qualified for Boston together!|
So before we head off I'll share some tidbits of my week with you.
I'm finally feeling like I can run safely again. :D It's such a bizarre series of events if you think about it coming off a strong run and then only hours later needing assistance for anything that requires lower body, lol. During my recovery I realised that I have definitely matured as an athlete/runner. In the past I'd let myself get pressured into running too soon post race from Social media feeds. I'd see so and so out logging massive miles super quickly after a race, and think "gee maybe that's what I need to do to become better!" But now I know differently and that I have to listen to what MY body is telling ME to do...not what others are doing. I also embraced the rest period and it helped me appreciate my return to running that much more.
I do love my new Bumper sticker, actually it's a magnet, lol. <3
A nice short run after work.
And I do really love my new Adidas Boston Marathon shorts. :D
|Hungry Runner Girl said she liked my pineapple phone case. :D|
I have to send a special thank you to a lady on You tube who sent me the link to the Boston Marathon finish line stream camera!!! For the first time I got to see my Boston finish! It was awesome! You can see me at 3:49:40something (video play time), when the guy says "Happy Birthday" to someone. The clock on the left is reading 3:31:40something and the one on the right is 3:56:something. Check it out and look for yourself if you ran!
|That's me on the left of the camera with black arm sleeves and arms in the air!|
|Sadly, my 10k and 5k PRs were on my old Garmin :(|
My last run before I got my post-marathon cold. I thought it'd be fun to dress in watermelon colours. ;)
Oh just taking off some polish and finding some Boston battle wounds, LOL. True signs of a distance runner: chipped toenails, black toes and nail polish that has been beaten off by mile logging. :)
So I'm really hoping this head cold disappears completely before the Blue Nose 1/2 Marathon next weekend! I was sick for it last year too!!!!!!!!!! Not that I was anticipating any PRs or anything, lol especially with 3 weeks recovery from the Marathon. But I still would like to show up at least slightly healthy at the start! ((fingers crossed))
Thanks so much for stopping by GGR and have a beautiful weekend :)
If you're in Fredericton come say hi!
Are you taking part in any of the Blue Nose events???