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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Three days

Really losing it today.  Which frustrates me.  I've done this enough now that I shouldn't get like this. I'm going to go drink some tension tamer tea now.  That is all.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Four Days

Taper since the 20 miler has been pretty good, but my taper tantrum has arrived right on time.  I'm crabby, irritable, and ready to run.  Let's go already.  
Despite the whiny tone of this post, however, I do feel I'm mentally in a better place than I was for my two previous attempts at 26.2.  I plan on lining up with the four hour pace group.  Yes, I said it.  I am officially and admittedly going for the sub-four this time.  We'll see what happens...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Gross Shoes

When I buy shoes, I buy based on feel, fit, cushion, etc.  Appearance is a non-factor.  If you don't believe me, take a look at my new kicks:
Um, yeah... they're Carolina blue.  This pains me to no end, as it would any self-respecting KU basketball fan.  These are good for my soles, but bad for my soul.  I feel like I need to go to confession or something.  Which is really weird, seeing as I'm not Catholic.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

17 Days

Fall has fell and my participant guide has arrived.  17 days!

Solomon Autumn Trail Series

I took part in the Solomon Autumn Trail Series last night.  It was a great little event, and my first ever trail race.  I'm not ready to give up on asphalt, but it was a nice change of pace from running around the lakes.  The scenery was absolutely beautiful, and I'm sure will be even more so when I go back for more on 11/12!  
A brief report of my run can be seen on DM.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Twenty Miles

I'm training for my third marathon, thus this marks the third time I've done a 20 miler. I can't believe I'm saying this, but they do actually get easier. That being said, I'm two days past this endeavor, and I'm pooped. Lots of reasons, but the point I'd like to take away from this one is that I need to drink more water after these monster runs. Lots more.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Two Reasons I Love Running

I had this for dinner:
Japanese Chile Ramen

Japanese Chili Ramen from Pei Wei

I had this for dessert:
Picture of Root Beer Bundt Cake Recipe

These are the days I LOVE distance running. Yummy in my tummy. Bring on the 20 miler!!