GAH, IT’S HERE!
Seriously, how is it already May? Let’s just say this marathon weekend crept up awfully fast!
Just wanted to give you a quick post of how I am feeling.
Welp, still awfully anxious but oddly enough its more of a calm anxious. I really think I just want to get this bad boy over with! Nothing worse than waiting.
Honestly, my biggest concern is my right knee (ahem, repaired ACL & meniscus) and food. Ya’ll know this girl has a sensitive stomach – you never know how the ol’ bod will react on race day (*sigh*).
I still have a bit of a sore throat which I have been battling all week. It’s not too bad and I have been pumping my body full of goodies.
My special “sick” potion: Water, lemon juice, fresh ginger, turmeric, and honey. All boiled together and gulped down. You’re also supposed to add garlic, but I didn’t. Home girl had to work this week and be around people 24/7 so that wouldn’t have been a good scene ;)
Along with vitamins and throat tinctures.
Breakfast of choice this week has been mainly oats with banana and peanut butter. Or the same combo on toast.
Workout-wise: not a whole lot going on. I went to 2 spin classes this week but kept my effort fairly low and I went for a beauty walk with my friend, Karelia, around the seawall.
I don’t know if you know.. but it’s been about 25 degrees here for the past week!
I read this article on beet juice and it’s benefits with running so this morning I figured it couldn’t hurt, right?
I went to MEC today and loaded up with race-day goodies. Bars, gels, chews, and oh so many electrolytes… and also a little pit stop at Whole Foods.. what else?
I have been drinking Ener-C this entire week too.
Tomorrow I don’t have a whole lot planned. I’m going for breakfast with my big bro (yup, the fella came down for a visit and wouldn’t miss this!), then I will be off to pick up my race kit downtown, followed by a Whitecaps FC game, dinner with some good people, sleep, and then IT’S MARATHON TIME!!!
Gah, wish me luck! <3 See you guys on the flip side, have a wonderful weekend :)
This song is definitely on the playlist.