Monday, October 10, 2011

Let the Taper begin!

I completed my final long run of marathon training on Saturday.
It was a great run with a great group of runners. We literally talked for 3 1/2 hours straight. We ran the silver comet trail. The weather was perfect and it was a great way to start my weekend. I felt good afterward (not to say I wasn't super sore later on).

I'm excited to run a marathon at the end of this month. Honestly, I'm really trying not to think about it.
I don't want to spend the next 3 weeks nervous and anxious. I don't want to put pressure on myself to achieve any sort of time goal.
I'm definitely a "newer" runner and I've seen great improvements in myself over the last year. I think I'm in good enough shape to run a marathon but not enough to really put any sort of time goal expectation on myself. I didn't log the miles I should and could have. I didn't do speedwork or cross training or even a lot of strength training. I know I have a lot of room for improvement and I am looking forward to a few spring marathons.
That being said I am not disappointed in how my training went, I just know I could've put in more effort than I did. Life got in the way and I'm ok with that.
I'll always put family first and even work too... sometimes. Right now that's my reality. Kids don't always nap as planned, events pop up, work piles up, and sometimes something has to give. My husband is amazing at being supportive of my running and watching the kids when I run and even putting his own running and plans aside.
He's spent a lot of Saturday mornings up way too early, watching kids, and cleaning house, while I was running.
I'm happy not to have any 20 mile runs to deal with for a while (well a couple months anyways).

On to more important things, like food!
Last nights dinner was truly oooey gooey comfort food, at it's finest. Deep Dish Pizza and Greek Salad The pizza was amazing.
  • Provolone, mozzarella, and parmesean cheese.
  • Homemade sauce.
  • Spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!
Congrats to all of the AMAZING Marathon finisher's!


  1. YOU MADE IT!!!! so proud of you! enjoy your taper and cant wait for you to run 26.2!!!

  2. that totally looks amazing! yay! I just finished my last one too. What are you running? congrats!