I went for my last run this morning, to the dam and back, for 4.7 miles. I decided to really push it on the way back to try to get my time under 40 minutes... and so Saturday during the marathon I could remind myself that pushing doesn't kill me and that it feels really good when I'm finished. I got home in 39:49. Yes!
Remember the goals I set for myself for marathon week? Here's how I'm doing!
Sugar: I haven't had ice cream, other than banana soft serve "ice cream" - which is totally okay and good for my legs! I had two cookies yesterday and actually dreamed about chocolate chip cookies last night, but I've been doing well on this, keeping it under control without being totally legalistic about it.
Key foods: I've eaten a good amount of bananas (in "ice cream" and green smoothies), chia seeds, sunflower seeds, yogurt, raisins, fruit and veggies. I've tried to consciously be choosing both protein (yogurt, eggs, beans) and carbs (cheerios, homemade bread, etc.) throughout the day.
Sleep: Other than yesterday (up early to go to work) I've slept 9 or 10 hours every night!
Water: Let's just say I'm sick of getting up to pee in the middle of the night.
Stretching: Fail. I'm always really poor at stretching more than just post-run. Mental note to do at least a few down-dogs tomorrow and Friday.
Mental Prep: I'm reading Born to Run again and reviewing my training log. I'm excited to drive the course Friday!
Popcorn: Yes, please!
In continuing celebration Dave and I are going to see Date Night tonight!!