Friday was my birthday, turned 29, my last year that I can say “I am in my twenties”… Not that my twenties have been quite the ride I had anticipated they would be… At 20, I thought I had the whole world by the balls. At 21, I had my first child, my world became less about me and totally about her. At 22, I had my second daughter, too soon, but wouldn’t trade her for the world. By the time I was 25, I was exactly where I was at 22… I was home raising my two baby girls, they were 100% my world… Then my world came crashing down… At 26, I was divorced, I was a single mom, a single working mom. My world changed, my view of everything and everyone in the world changed. At 27, I decided it was time to become a big girl and get my life back in order, but that took two full years, of almost nothing but hard hitting mistakes… So this year, after a year of meeting, dating and marrying the man of my dreams, I plan to enjoy being in my twenties again, as the final hurray of my 20s and the complete 180 that occurred in that time…
I do not have a good excuse for my laziness lately, my shitty mood or the fact that my taper week/carb loading has been taken to the extreme. One, I have hardly run this week, I have spun and gone on a bike ride… Two, I have eaten like shit… My piss-poor attitude seemed to pass this morning, and I am feeling much better… I think.
But today had a very productive day at work, catching up on a stack of paperwork. Nice meeting at noon, ultimately meaning I got a delicious free lunch. Off at three to hangout with my girlies. Going to convince my oldest that doing Pilates with me is a fun time. Tonight, I am going to run the bridges, make a nice healthy salmon dinner, with some broccoli and a salad. Take care of my foot and back and get out of the dumpster can. And drink a giant pot of coffee so I can actually stay awake and hang out with Bill, as I have fallen asleep super early every night this week.
All I can say is AWESOME. So Bill gave me the Garmin Forerunner 110 a week early for my birthday and I FLIPPING LOVE IT. It tracks my time, my pace, my heart rate, my calorie burn (specific to me), my path and it is all done by satellite so it’s extremely accurate. I love it.
Well the longest run before the marathon is complete. 🙂 I could not be happier with where my body is.
Running the last long run before the marathon tomorrow, a twenty mile run, on marathon pace, through Spokane… I will admit that I am a total carbohydrate junkie, so the day before a long run, is a guilt free carb-fest chased with so much water it’s ridiculous. This morning, whole wheat bagel with natural organic peanut butter, and coffee with almond milk. And now, as I sit here at the Qwest Casino in Spokane I gorge on Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen’s Mac & Cheese and a Chicken Ranch Stromboli. And the best part of this, that guilt I usually associate with eating these two items is washed away knowing tomorrow I will burn roughly 3,000 calories from my run alone. 🙂
Bill is in a meeting until 12:00, then I am going golfing with his boss, him, his co-workers and their managers. I will be the only non-employee, apparently someone couldn’t come, and because I filled in at their last meeting, Bill’s boss invited me to do the same. So it should be a good little time. And I can focus on drinking all the water I need to get down today. 🙂 Then we are eating dinner at a Buffett, this usually totally grosses me out, but for what I will need to eat tonight it should work out pretty well. I am sure everyone will stay out and watch the football game tonight, but no alcohol for this lady… I’ll be the one with the water, trying not to think about her foot.
I was supposed to go to this marketing lunch with some people from our corporate building and because I was a little nervous, I decided heels were a good decision, which it turns out they were not. My foot was aching by the time I left the facility. And I still hadn’t run yet. It was storming out, with lightening, so a treadmill run was the only option, and honestly (and don’t tell Bill this) exactly what my foot needed. A nice four mile tempo run on a soft, forgiving surface.
Started my morning after the girlies were out the door waiting for the bus, parked the car at the bottom of the hill, take my first Nuun Electrolyte tablet and start off on my morning run, about 1/4 mile in, I start getting an aura… The aura foretelling a dreaded migraine. The aura typically takes over an hour, and usually makes it difficult to drive as it clouds my vision until it clears, so rather than skip the remainder of my morning run, I finished my run… I was disappointed to not know if my Nuun tablet had any effect on my run but by the time I returned to the car my aura had ended.
We also discussed my foot… It boils down to this… My bones are weak, because of my lack of calcium. My foot isn’t going to become any less broke, it needs to heal, which it can after the marathon. Until then Calcium with Vitamin D to help not further the bone issues… That makes my list of supplements to now be, Multi-Vitamin, Iron, Rhodiola rosea, Cordyceps, Echinacea, Vitamin C & 5-HTP… A pile of pills.