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New York City Marathon Training: Round 2

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TCS New York City Marathon Training!

I’m back and ready for more miles.

I did a bit of running on and off the past several months, but between recovering from my knee injury last fall, planning a wedding, and recovering from planning said wedding, my consistency took a hit. It wasn’t until a few weeks after the wedding commotion died down, I suspected I was getting some summertime blues.

And then I woke up- the city was baking and I realized, guiltily, I’m behind being acclimated to the humidity. For god’s sake: there’s a marathon coming down the line and it’s time to make some moves!

NYC 2015: There’s a Sub-4 to Settle

Last year I stupidly, albeit mysteriously, injured myself three weeks out from the marathon and somehow hobbled through on race day without blowing anything out completely. So this year, my two main goals are as follows:

1.) Have an injury free training season! This means I need to:
a.) find and buy new running shoes immediately
b.) learn to take time for recovery tools, like icing and stretching.

2.) Fingers crossed- If I can stay injury free, I think I have a really good shot at sub-4 hrs. Before my late injury last year, I was right on track to finish around 4 hours, so hopefully I can get back to that zone.

That’s all I got for now! As I finish this, I am watching “Ultramarathon Man,” with Dean Karnazes. There’s a lot going on in this movie that could, and may be, talked about. But right now I think the main take away is Karnazes ordered and ate fresh pizza in the middle of his marathons.  Whikki-whaa?? (Record scratch) Make that my 3rd goal.

 

 

 

Disco-Flavored Cotton Candy for Your Mind

Ever have such a stressful day that your body simply shuts down at the end, like an unapologetic kiss goodbye? Ever have two in a row with little to no sleep? Of course you have, so you understand why my mind is currently mush.

Tuesday, just as I was heading out for my 9 mile run, I found out I had an interview for an internship at 5:00 pm the next day. I was immediately nervous but glad I was already committing to doing this run before I figured anything else out (a la classic procrastination and/or denial). After the run, I headed straight to work for a full dinner-to-close shift that was extended into a legit, full blown after party. I also opened the restaurant Wednesday morning with every growing anxiety about my interview (my first post-school believe it or not)…

….which went surprisingly well! Fingers crossed. If not, by the time I do get a position, I shall have the finest interviewing skills this side of the Mississippi.

And with out further adieu, the exact type of fluff my weary mind has been craving this evening: