Q: So how's the knee?A: Feeling much better. I think. *gulp* Last Monday was my 15 mile run and I think it's a little funny that my knee only started to hurt during the last 500 meters. Geez. Just when I thought it was gonna be pain-free for this week's long run. It's a big improvement though coz the week before, my knee started to hurt by mile 12. Here's hoping it does not hurt AT ALL on marathon day. Hoping this taper will help with the healing.
Q: Ahh...speaking of taper, how's that going for you?A: I have come to realize that taper = weight gain. Well, at least for me. I've been wolfing down food for the past few days and I'm pissed that my body is craving for carbs. With my mileage down and with my crazy appetite, a little weight gain is inevitable. The solution? Must cross-train more!
Q: Have you figured out what to wear yet?A: Yes I'll be wearing my CW-X Stabilyx tights, A Nike Top, 3 layers of pink tops (to be thrown away), my beanie with a hole for a ponytail and running gloves.
Q: Are you excited to run your first marathon?A: Yes, very! Though I must admit that I'm a tad scared. I mean, who wouldn't be?! But the plan is to tone down all the nervousness and negative thoughts and self talk come "The Day". I don't need them, really.
Q: What are you scared of?A: I'm basically scared of the unknown. I'm scared of not making it in time for the 5:30 cut-off, scared of getting injured during the run and slowing down, and scared of ending up like these guys...
This was during the Conquer Corregidor Run in the Philippines last year.
It was a tough course!
It was a tough course!
If found, please drag to the finish line. LMAO! HAHAHA...Haha...hahaha...ha..ha...h...
*scratches head*... Um, did anyone ever tell you that you're crazy?
- Yes, I hear that a lot. =)
Hope everyone is having a lovely Saturday!Big virtual HUG!
I am thankful for RED WINE. I love being able to sit at night and drink a glass of good red wine and just chill out. I also enjoy it in the company of friends. Good people paired with good red wine create more insightful and enjoyable conversations. When matched creatively with a sumptuous dish, it tends to enhance the flavor of food, making it a lasting dining experience as well. Good people + good food + good red wine = memorable evening!
30 Days of Thanks (Day 20)