Sunday, April 11, 2010

Feeling Better and Ready to Run!

So happy to report that i am feeling much better.  Yes, I still have a stuffy nose, but hey, I feel good.  Today I went out for my first run after getting sick Tues. afternoon.  The run was fantastic!  I felt good the whole way and it reminded me that those few days off were really good for me.  Rested and ready to go!  Today, I decided to run 6 miles, and to basically run it, as I felt.  Because I was feeling fresh and rested, I ended up running 8:45 avg pace.  Feeling good about that, and know that I have done all I can do for this training session. 

Now the main goal is to continue to rest, run a little, finish my work asap, pack, and to avoid the Dove Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate Promises that keep calling my name.   I go into this race a few lbs. up from my marathon racing weight at St. George, so it is important to be really smart this last week when my mileage is way down.

Dear Dove Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate Promises:

Please stop calling my name.  I miss you too, but if I  consume you this week, I will then have to carry you on my hips, on a tough and challenging 26.2 mile course at the Boston Marathon, and you will drag me down heartbreak hill, backwards.  So please allow me this week to disconnect from you.  

Sincerely,  


a huge fan

11 comments:

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better! Hide the chocolates in your luggage for after the race!

Running and living said...

We're all going into Boston a few lbs heavier bc of winter, no worries, you'll push through! Glad you are feeling better.

misszippy said...

Glad you are feeling better. I can totally relate to your battle with the chocolate. I always find that when I am tapering and should really be watching my calories, I am at my worst!

MCM Mama said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. I'm fighting weight gain while in peak mileage. I'm so looking forward to eating during taper. *sarcasm*

Erin C. said...

I'm so glad to hear that you are doing better, and don't worry too much about the Dove's chocolate issue. I'm not a chocolate fan personally, but I have been giving in to my craving for mashed potatoes lately! Have a good taper week, and best of luck in Boston. I know you'll do a fantastic job!

HappyTrails said...

Those Dove Silky Dark Chocolates are evil - they whisper sweet nothings to me, too. Two-timers!!!
Glad to hear you are feeling better. I always tend to gain a few pounds this time of year, for some odd reason, even though my mileage and intensity goes up. Go figure. It will come back off, don't worry! Have a great week!
Kathleen

Jill said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better, Ginny!!! That's gotta be a huge lift off your shoulders! I am really eating better this week, I guess when it's crunch time, we all buckle down a little better. Save the bag of chocolates and bring 'em to the Boston celebration after and we'll see how many you can eat at one time :). Have a great week (and stay away from all germs!!)

Petraruns said...

I know how you feel - I too am starting a bit heavier than I'd like to but hey - your pace is nice and it looks like you're all set!

Julie said...

Hi Ginny,
I am so happy to hear that you are feeling better! I hate getting sick but it sure does make me appreciate when I am feeling well:) I laughed at your letter to chocolate:) I am also a chocoholic...it is a weakness of mine and I usually end up caving. Good job with your will power:) Have a great week Ginny!

Staci Dombroski said...

Glad to hear you are doing better!!! Those darn chocolates are evil :) They are calling my name too!!

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

Haha, glad you are feeling better and loved the letter to the chocolate. :)
You are going to do awesome at Boston!