Well, here we are..1 week out from Marathon Monday! I’m so ready to go. Every day I wake up and first do the countdown in my head of how many days are left, and next I check the weather! Actually, I stalk the weather. Don’t think I only check it once…I check it several
hundred times throughout the day.. It’s a problem.
But anyway.. Lets talk some comparisons. I’m the biggest stats junkie. I love plopping down, post run, and immediately checking my Garmin to review all of my splits. And then, later on, I like to compare previous runs to newly completed runs. I have always believed that you shouldn’t compare yourself to another runner. No good can come of it. However. I also believe in comparing myself to…well, myself. I like to see how far I’ve come in marathon training cycles, or even to compare the progress I’ve made from one Boston Marathon training to another. Below is a screenshot I took from two of my long training runs from last year. (I believe that I came home after the 18 mile run and rounded up to 20 on the treadmill)
This is a little collage I made after my last long run during Boston training…
Now THAT is what I call progress, friends! One year, and I feel like a completely different runner.
Saturday, I ran my last double digit run before 4/20. I wanted to crush every mile and go so much faster, but, I held back because I know it will lead to a better marathon day for me!
I was so happy with this run AND i wore a SKIRT. OUTSIDE. TO RUN IN. AND I WASNT COLD—> If you think I was shouting while writing that sentence, then you are correct. I’m so happy to be back in shorts!
In non running news...Friday night was date night. We bid adieu to the Fast & Furious franchise at Chunky’s. The movie was pretty good (Per usual- you can expect lots of unbelievable stunts & cars that were doing some unbelievable things) and I cried like a weevbabe at the end. RIP Paul Walker! Chunky’s really is, in my opinion, the best place to see a movie. You can order drinks and food….WIN WIN!
And two little miracles happened this weekend. #1: I did my hair & makeup…and wore real people clothes TWO DAYS in a ROW. Mmmm-Hmmm. Selfies to prove it because THAT is a rarity!
And #2: I realized that i STILL HAVE ALL 10 TOENAILS….I don’t think this has ever happened. None of them are in pain, none of them are close to leaving me…I would call that a win-win for marathon training!
See you soon….
Do you lose a lot of toenails from running? Its so gross, I can’t believe I’m even asking this question!
Any movie theater’s near you serve food/beverages while watching the show?