This morning I used half a cantaloupe as my “breakfast bowl”. I filled it up with cottage cheese, cereal, chia seeds and trail mix. It was delicious and took a while to eat because I had to scoop out the cantaloupe as I ate it. Love it! This would also work with yogurt and granola
Marathon Tapering – Since it is only a few days before the marathon (!!!) I am deep into taper mode. This morning I did 4 miles on the treadmill. As much I as don’t like it, the treadmill has been my best friend these last two weeks.
I am truly afraid of how I will perform on Sunday. I actually already have knots in my stomach and couldn’t sleep well last night. But, I am really going to try and just enjoy it and try to finish with a good time and have a good time doing it.
Glenn Jones mentioned something in the comments that I have always believed: “It is better to be 10% under-trained then, 1% over-trained.” I believe it.
My first (and only other) marathon was last February. Here are some of the lessons I learned from that training experience (which was very different from this training experience).
Marathon Lesson: Chafing, yeah you heard me
Marathon Lesson: Meet You
Marathon Lesson: I got sick of running
Marathon Lesson: Hunger!!!
Marathon Lesson: How I Carb Load
Marathon Lesson: Don’t Over Train