Monday, November 30, 2009

T minus 6 until....

Oh boy.

Oh Dang.

Six days until the frigging Marathon.

To prepare, I've been eating like a pig and sleeping like a log. I'm sure the five pound food baby in my belly will come in real handy at around mile 23!

I've only run 13 miles in two weeks, and will only run 2-3 miles this week, if that. Yikes. My entire body was in a lot of pain all of last week; I literally felt like I had been run over by a truck. It may also have had something to do with the six hours of LA traffic... Yikes. Thank the heavens for drugs. (Aleve) Oh, and pounds of food helped too. (Specifically, hand-made persimmon cheesecake, pumpkin pie, stuffing, bacon, ice cream, dim sum, Animal style fries... oh yes!)

I'm so glad Thanksgiving happened during taper week. Great excuse to rest up and Carbo-load :)

I met up with some of my favorite high school friends in Venice this weekend and it went a little like this:

doing my best Governator impression
Can I be eyeing that stuffing any more? Hungry much?

Gravy. Enough said.


After this trip, I'm even more serious about wanting to move further down the CA coast. I've been thinking about it for a while now... Santa Barbara is a great town and all, but it's really sleepy, small, and frankly, a place for older people. I don't really know what I'm gonna do... The new year is gonna bring with it some major decision making time!

Anyhoo... while jogging in Venice, we also saw a BUNCH of people training for the LA marathon in March, which I am considering running. And I found out one of my best friends is gonna start training for a half marathon! I was beyond excited.

But for now, all I know is that I am in denial about the fact I'm running 26.2 miles this weekend. Time to hit up that bowl of cereal :)


  1. Food Baby - LOL! Been there....

    Rest up this week! So excited for you!

  2. Keep carbing up and resting! You are going to kick boot-y! :)

  3. I'm with Marlene, totally cracking up at your food baby and jealous of the fact that Turkey Day fell during your Taper! Nice!!!

    Rest up girly and get ready to ROCK THAT MARATHON!!

  4. You'll do great this weekend. Have faith in your training!

  5. Hey girl i'm so excited for you! If it makes you feel any better my body ached really bad before i ran Chicago. Im running another marathon this weekend and im not near as achy as i was last time. You will adjust. have a great week & drink lots of water!!! :)

  6. Fun photos! The dim sum looks so yummy! I've been lurking on your blog for awhile and I've enjoyed reading your posts. I finally decided to come out of hiding to advertise my very first blog giveaway ( I hope you'll check out my blog and consider letting your readers know about the giveaway as well. Thanks, and good luck in the marathon!

  7. Be is really easy to gain weight during your taper week. ALthough you may think you need to load up on food, in actuality you can put on quite a few pounds, which can be a pain to schlep around for 26.2 miles! Just eat normally girl! If you carbo-load too much your body can retain water something fierce---I ended up putting on 5 pounds in the week prior to a marathon once, and it definitely made me feel sluggish during the race.

  8. ha the food baby will Def help! when does it not??! ;) that feast looks amazing!

    GOOOOOD LUCK this weekend!! can Not wait to hear how it goes :) xo



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