Hello! :) Sorry that Iâ€™m a little late to the partyâ€¦. I was RUNNING!
I was also testing out the ShoeWallet, which Iâ€™ll give my full review of at lunch!
This morningâ€™s run was kind of unique because I set out to do 6.0 miles and ended up doing 11.25 miles! Around mile 3.0, I realized that my schedule was planned like this:
- Today: 6.0 miles
- Tomorrow: 5.0 miles
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: Half Marathon Race
I realized that I wanted at least two days to taper (ideally, I should have three but Iâ€™m balancing the need to get in my marathon mileage), so I decided to run today + tomorrowâ€™s mileage in one swoop. So now my schedule is:
- Today: 11.25 miles
- Tomorrow: Yoga
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: Half Marathon
Much better! :) The trouble was that I was unprepared to run 11.25 miles instead of 6.0 miles. I didnâ€™t have any mid-run fuel on me, and Iâ€™ve never run for so long without taking in calories! My stomach started to feel super empty around mile 8.0, and I noticed that my pace began to drop. I never felt hungry-hungry, but I could definitely see the effects of not fueling on my performance.
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 1 hour 51 minutes
- Distance: 11.25 miles
Before I left on my run, I had a bowl of raisin bran cereal, but my camera ate the picture. 🙁
And when I came back, I had a huge bowl of oatmeal:
My oatmeal contained:
- 3/4 cup oatmeal
- 3/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup rice milk
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: ton of almonds, coconut, flax, brown sugar
While running, I was trying to decide what Iâ€™m going to write on my bookâ€™s dedication page. My editor just told me the cover art is being designed (wahoo!), which got me excited for my dedication page. I think itâ€™s going to say:
SPOILER ALERT for the Husband â€“ STOP READING! 🙂
To Kristien, who taught me to dream big, and
to my parents, who believed in me from the start.
If you were writing a book, who would you dedicate it to? What would your dedication page say?