The Day in Action:
5.24 hilly, Ruby Sunshine-infested miles through the ‘wood/ 40.25 min.
Since committing myself to training for my first marathon yesterday, the support you readers/friends have given me has been so amazing! I totally need to come through on this one! I thank you all for your encouragement! It means the world to me!
Running a full mary is a big ol’ commitment, obviously, and I’m taking it kinda seriously. I mean, I know I should be eating healthily:
After work, though, I was too lazy to go get the new box of Honeystingers from the car (on sale now at Road Runner for $4 off a box on top of the VIP discount!), so I grabbed this gem:
And that was after I professed my newfound appreciation for having a healthy snack before a run to my girlfriend in the faculty lounge.
She looked shocked when I told her that.
Maybe she knows me better than I know myself.
My run wasn’t ruined by my snack.
Girlfriend needs to do some speedwork if she’s going to join me again. She’s definitely NOT hitting the ideal 180 strides/min.
Actually, her biggest problem is that she likes to balance on the edge of the curb a la Aly Raisman:
I’m pretty pumped and nervous about the whole completing a marathon thing. I am confident that I can put in the training necessary (I’m following a variation of the Intermediate Level 2 from Hal Higdon’s training website), but, still… anything can happen.
My question today is:
See’s or Godiva? Or something more delicious?
For individual chocolates, I’m a See’s girl. But for the holiday season, those gosh dang delicious peppermint truffle bars get me every time.