Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tapering WAIW

Yay! I can't believe we are halfway through the week already and only 4 days away from my first half marathon!  And it's what I ate wednesday
My breakfast is a new favorite, oatmeal minus the oats. 
covered in peanut butter obvi
This took me from 6:30 to 10ish. Then I scarfed an apple and had some mint tea because my work is freezing.
My favorite tea. Perfect for a person with a restless stomach.
Tuna salad made with greek yogurt instead of mayo. Filled with edamame, carrots, green peppers and craisins.
and half a KIND bar. 
For dinner I made one of our favorite dinners, black bean burgers.  They are really easy to make and so flavorful.
cooking on the griddle.
black bean burgers with carrots box mac and cheese. Pick your battles ladies haha. Today I chose to give in to Matt's request lol.  Next time I'm going to make homeade mac and cheese and see what he thinks.
I will likely be having a nice square of dark chocolate later tonight along with some almond butter!
After dinner I did a short abs workout and took this little man for a walk.
"my toof is stuck on ma lip"
I've been taking it easy this week, trying to rest my legs before the big race. I ran 2 miles on Monday along with an abs and arms workout and ran 3 miles outside yesterday.
Tomorrow I'll be at the gym doing upper body and 2 miles again and then resting on Friday and Saturday before the race. I'm so ready for it to be here. I'm ready to prove to myself that I can do this!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Easily Influenced

Hey everyone. It's been a while since I last posted! Where did I leave off?? The 5k I think.  Going into the 5k I wanted to take it slow and run a comfortable yet quick pace. I was worried about trying to go all out and straining something right before the big race. So that was the plan....that isn't exactly what happened.
The gun went off and I took off with everyone around me. I looked down at my watch at one point and I was running a 7.54 pace. SLOW DOWN!! haha. I really had to slow it down a bit. I ended up finding a semi comfortable pace at around 8.30.  It was just so hard for me to slow down when everyone around me is going so fast. I'm really going to have to work on this for the half marathon. I'm too easily influenced (fyi I was actually told this by a supervisor at one of my college internships. oops. I guess if my friends go jump off a bridge, I'll be right behind them.)
    Megan Coffin
      Newark DE
   3/18 19-29
I finished 42nd out of almost 200 people, and 3rd in my age group. I was very happy with it. Matt kicked major butt and finished first in his age group.
The rest of the week went as usual, and then came Saturday morning. Matt and I woke up early for our "long run." We both took the mileage down this week to start tapering and resting out legs. We ran 8 miles!
9.50 pace!
I decided to wear my little fanny pack thing this week to test it out for the race. I'm thinking of having my GU Chomps in it so I can just eat them during the race without having to carry them in my hand the whole time.
Sporting my eagles gear for the start of the football season.
When I got home from my run, I refueled with a smoothie, did some packing, ate lunch and headed out the door. I went to my friend Chelsea's family Pig Out.  They have it on their farm every year and it's amazing. Her dad slow roasts beef, ham and turkey and everyone brings a side or dessert. There is also a truck of beer...that's right a truck.
Unfortunately the weather did not hold up.
Running from my car. I literally got there 2 minutes before it started pouring.
Luckily, the whole thing was held in their huge barn.  And after the rain we saw a double rainbow!
Later that night, Chelsea's dad somehow managed to lite the bonfire.
Me and Chelsea!
We hit the hay early and I got an amazing 9.5 hours of sleep!  We woke up to a gorgeous day and wished it had been like that the day before.
I got home right before the Eagles game started today.  I watched the beginning and then snuck in a quick yoga workout around half time. My legs have been really tight lately. I needed to stretch so bad. I found this really great website where you can do online yoga workouts in the comfort of your own home.
I did the 53 minute Level 2 yoga/pilates fusion and loved it.  Hope everyone had a good weekend. This time next week I will be able to call myself a half marathoner! (and will get to put a cool 13.1 bumper sticker on my car....I mean that's why I'm really doing it).