Catching Up!

Good evening! It’s really getting to be fall here – the furnaces in my unit kicked in this morning! I love putting my towel on the one in my bathroom – when I get out of the shower it’s so nice and warm!

Yesterday I did my 3-mile run on the treadmill at the gym – and it felt SO much better than most of my recent treadmill runs! I was able to keep up speed and my usual incline (whereas when I did the treadmill at the hotel in Vancouver I was practically running flat) and ran for some increments well beyond 5 minutes. I almost felt back to my normal self. And aside from taking one of my anti-inflammatory pills in Vancouver, I haven’t taken anything since Saturday morning! Progress!

Tomorrow is our last group run, 8 miles. Afterwards we’re going to brunch to celebrate (hehe – well – technically it’s just breakfast since we’ll be there so early!!).

It is REALLY getting close now! Yesterday when I was on the treadmill I was watching the local news and they had a story about how the marathon route had been spray painted in blue – the idea being that you can practice along it. Well afterwards I was walking to work and what did I see but the blue paint!! It was so exciting! So I know for certain what mile 2 will look like and how close I’ll get to my office. 🙂

Also during my run I saw a commercial for the marathon – 45,000 runners are expected to participate next Sunday. I think that’s the biggest thing I’ve ever been a part of! And I realized I could come in 40,000th place and there would still be 5,000 runners behind me. 🙂 Today I tried mapping out where I’ll be and approximately what time so that I can coordinate viewing times with my family. It’s tough to gauge because on the one hand I might be zippier than usual because I’ll be so excited (I know, I know – must pace myself), but on the other hand there will be so many other runners with me that I might be bogged down in the crowds. We’ll see. An estimate is better than nothing at all, I suppose!

I guess that’s about it for now. Sunday I’ll take my last yoga class before the big day, then next week’s mileage is 3 miles, 4, and finishing with 2. That will feel weird, I’m sure! I am totally excited to carb load (haha) but of course dreading the idea of gaining weight, so I’m hoping that I can eat approx the same number of calories and just alter my protein/carb/fat ratio. I have a goal weight in mind for the race and I MIGHT make it if I’m careful next week!

Off to catch up on my DVR and eat dinner and get to bed early. Last night I had a work function so I am tired!

Happy start to the weekend, friends!

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