True Life: I’m training for a Marathon

MTV’s True Life series inspired this post. It’s crazy how much training for a marathon changes your day to day life. Last night I made sure to avoid alcohol, carb load and get to sleep early. Hey, I didn’t say it was a dramatic day to day, I just said it changes stuff. This morning I woke up early to run 20 miles. I ended up only doing 19, but it’s still not normal! If a camera was following me I would have had plenty of bleeped out words on the hills and during the last few miles icon smile True Life: Im training for a Marathon Cussing like a sailor should be called “cussing like a runner” from now on.

Before I left for my run I had a waffle with PB&J icon smile True Life: Im training for a Marathon IMG 2585 300x225 True Life: Im training for a Marathon

During the run I tried these sport beans. They were good and tasted like cherry jolly rancher icon smile True Life: Im training for a Marathon IMG 25801 225x300 True Life: Im training for a Marathon

Marathon Training: 19.06 miles

Time: 3:03:55

By the time I got back, dipped in cold water (no ice) and showered it was noon! This breakfast was more like lunch and I didn’t feel very hungry, but I did feel super empty. It’s hard to explain. I had 3 pancakes, an egg and banana. IMG 2588 300x225 True Life: Im training for a Marathon

I think it’s taking a while for my stomach to register fullness because I am chomping on some blueberries and still don’t feel that full. Now I have to go do something dramatic so I can get MTV to cover my True Life: I’m Running a Marathon idea. Let’s pretend I’m not just watching the Real Housewives of the OC and missing my condo…

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  1. says

    Congrats on the 19 miles. You’re such an inspiration Monica! The most I’ve run is 7 miles, but I hope to run as far as you one day. I’m amazed by your ability.
    I hope you’re proud of your miles. You can do what so many of us just aspire to. Congratulations!

  2. says

    nice 19! i totally know how you feel about not being hungry but rather empty. after really long runs nothing seems appealing but you want *something* .

    and cussing like a runner is right! sometimes every word out of my mouth is a word that should be bleeped :)

  3. Christy says

    Sometimes those cuss words are what get you through it! LOL. And I would love to see an episode of True Life, marathon style. Great idea!

  4. says

    Hi Monica,

    I just saw your guest post on Carrots ‘N Cake…I’m glad to have found your blog! I just ran my first half-marathon today, so you’re definitely an inspiration! I don’t know if a full marathon is anywhere in my future, but I really admire you for taking them on!

  5. Jenn says

    I just found your blog, it is wonderful.

    When I was training for my marathon, I can remember those long runs where I would definitely curse every hill with many an expletive.
    Good luck with your training and congratulations on all the miles you have accomplished so far.

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