Happy Thursday!

My week started off a little rocky and I was really seeking out some cheer. Luckily I realized I can be my own cheerleader.

Go me!

Go me!

Duncan helped cheer me up too.

pile of blankets = perfect pillow

pile of blankets = perfect pillow

Always makes me smile. He's just my favorite.

Always makes me smile. He’s just my favorite.

But by last night I was feeling a lot better. My friend met me for sushi and we both agreed we were indulging in some fried ice cream.

Fried green tea ice cream. so good!

Fried green tea ice cream. so good!

too much spicy tuna, kani, shrimp tempura and a boston roll

too much spicy tuna, kani, shrimp tempura and a boston roll

Today, I went on a short 4 miler and tried out my new ear buds. (Yup, my last pair died during that 18 miler on Saturday.)

yurbuds inspire 200

yurbuds inspire 200

yurbuds inspire 200

LOVING THEM!

I bought the Yurbuds Inspire 200’s and wow are they awesome! (Got them in Target for $29.99). They stayed in my ears! They sounded great and there’s this nifty magnet that keeps the two buds connected when you’re not using them so they don’t get tangled. Seriously #gamechanger!

Today’s run was the first run since that 18 miler too.

thurs-runAfter all the muscle cramping subsided I realized my hamstring that I injured back in August while doing a cartwheel was killing me! So I’ve been just stretching and foam rolling up until today when I finally felt it was calmed down enough.

I drove to Brooklyn this afternoon to hit up the Rock n Roll Brooklyn Half Expo. Traffic was ridiculous and the expo was pretty lame but since they don’t allow anyone to get your race number for you and they don’t have race day bib pickup I HAD to go.

Shirt and race number: CHECK!

Shirt and race number: CHECK!

But one exciting thing….I crossed the Verrazano into Brooklyn and got so emotional…

VZ Bridge: Mile 1

VZ Bridge: Mile 1

NYC skyline

NYC skyline

I am really feeling so lucky to be able to run the NYC Marathon this year. Oh, they PAVED the highway right over the bridge (mile 2). I am so excited for fresh blacktop! It might only be 1/2 mile of the course but hey, I’ll take it. For those of you who haven’t ever run the NYC Marathon before, the course is not the best running surface. We have POTHOLES! Lots of potholes! =)

So Saturday I’m running the Rock n Roll Brooklyn Half marathon and Sunday the Staten Island Half. These back to back halfs are going to be in lieu of a 20 miler. And then the taper!

I’ll try and catch up with y’all over the weekend to let you know how everything went. Hoping my body behaves and I can get through all 26.2 miles. I’m totally going to take it easy for both of these events.

What are you doing this weekend?

How do you feel about race expos? I think our stuff should just get mailed to us. =)

 

1 Comment

  1. I’m running my first marathon this weekend!! (but you already know that) :)

    I am not a fan of race expos, but packet pickup the morning of a race stresses me out, so I guess there’s no pleasing me.

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