So the marathon clock reads 18 days until I cross that finish line and things are getting really serious up in here.
As in none of this:
And lots of this :
For the next 3 weeks.
Now, for some of you not drinking a glass of the vino or indulging in a cold brew shouldn’t be hard. But the fact that we are right in the middle of Boise State Bronco Football season has been toying with my self-control just a weeeee bit.
There are 3 football games, 2 family birthday parties, one possible bunco party and one Team in Training Send off party between now and the big day.
I’m actually pretty good when it comes down to saying no to alcohol the night before a run, but it’s the after the run drinks that have snuck up on me. Yeah, I just ran 32541651415 miles, I totally deserve a little refreshment break.
No way jose! Not now that we are just weeks from the finish line.
So I am pledging to you all that sunday night was my “last supper” for vino, cervesa, jello shots and everything alcoholic.
I’m done, dunzo, finito, finished with the ah ah ah alcohol! (In case you needed another song stuck in your head!) 🙂
So on Sunday night I had a big feast with my Italian Familia + J.Alabama and took my last sip of the most delicious red wine. The last until after October 17th.
I know that these few weeks before the race are very crucial, and so I am just opting for the best my body can get right now. So I drank my last glass for a while and put my game face on.
I gotta hydrate, do lots of yoga and stick to the training plan for success.
So I hit the ground running last night after work. I wanted redeem myself from my run last week and feel good about my run. I set out for 5 miles.
It was perfect! It was almost even record-breaking!
My Fabulous Five Mile Run:
- Mile 1: 10:15
- Mile 2: 10:16
- Mile 3: 10:11
- Mile 4: 10:35
- Mile 5: 10:04
Total Running Time: 51 minutes 24 seconds
And let it be known that I didn’t stop once. Nope, no water breaks, no picture breaks – it was just me running with passion for five straight miles.
I was pretty proud of myself as I kept a pretty even pace for the entire run, which is something I have struggled with too. All 10 minute-ish miles.
So all was right in the running world of The Linz again. 🙂 Love that!
Then it was time for a very intense yoga sesh!
Apparently my gym’s Beginners Yoga class is harder than you’d think.
Or maybe I was just struggling because I had just ran my little heart out.
Oh well, I ran and I did my yoga. The day was deemed a success!
Besides cutting out alcohol and adding in more yoga, are there any other things I should be doing to prepare for the marathon? I want my mind, body & spirit to be fully ready for race!