Friday, October 3, 2014
Being comfortable in your own skin (and in cute running clothes!)
I love going to the doctor, and they ask "So, do you exercise regularly?". I get to respond "Yup ... I run marathons". So thankful!!!!! I get on the scale and although the numbers haven't moved much lately, I didn't cringe jumping on it. I am feeling awesome in my skin right now. I've seen a real difference since I was able to start focusing on my own training a couple months ago. My body is changing tremendously and my clothes fit awesome. I'm fitting into pants that I haven't worn in a long time. I actually feel happy when I get dressed in the morning. I love how my tops are feeling looser around the middle.
I did a double on Wednesday night. I ran a quick 5K around the neighborhood before my husband got home for our four mile run together. Seven miles - just like that. He's tapering for Lakefront Marathon in Milwaukee this weekend. I am looking forward to cheering him on and spectating and looking for a few other bloggers and running friends from the Milwaukee-area.
Last week, I did 20 miles on my day off. Today, I decided to do 10-16. The forecast was for rain and wind. But I woke up and the ground was wet by the skies were dark and cloud and it wasn't currently raining. I fueled up and stored one gel in my handheld water bottle and headed out without any real expectations. I headed on a really nice route through a few different areas and felt really great. I conquered hill after hill after hill. I got in a lot of hill work this morning. And I still felt strong coming in at home at mile sixteen.
I'm ready. Madison Marathon is just over one month away.
I'm ready Madison - you're mine.
I tried the Rootbeer flavored energy gel from Gu this morning. And, um ... it's amazing. YUM!!! Unfortunately, just like rootbeer, this one doesn't have caffeine. It's just what I needed from mile 6-7.