Sending Fast Thoughts To:
1) Rachel is running her first marathon on Sunday!!! I’ve been sending her good luck vibes for the last couple of weeks to make sure they make it to Scotland in time. Through this whole process, I think Rachel and I have been on the same page. Every weekend, after the long run, we’re both like, “WHY THE F**K are we doing this?” Followed immediately by “GIVE ME A BEER!” I’m excited to see her recap and race bling!
Surly that can’t be it? I’m so sorry if I missed you.
GOOD LUCK, RACHEL!
So, for the past couple of days my life has been busy with non-running related activities (what are those again?). Two of our best friends are getting married tonight (the continuation of the bachelor/bachelorette parties from a few weeks ago), and there will be cupcakes, and there will be wine. Tomorrow (AFTER the post wedding BBQ) I will restart my clean eating. I am not strong enough to pass up cupcakes and wine. And I’m not sorry.
Also, as a result of this wedding, I was fixing my toe-nail polish, and after stripping the old stuff off, I realized that the corner of my big toe was black.
I don’t know the rules of losing toenails (I tried googling it, but couldn’t handle the images/descriptions for more than a few seconds), but I’m hoping that a black corner does not equal a total loss. I’ve been so proud of my feet through marathon training because I’ve only gotten 1 big blister, but I’m scared that this might ruin everything. Also, it sounds painful. Can one run a marathon without a toenail and be comfortable?
Let’s talk about something else.
In other news, I can now stalk the Chicago weather on a daily basis. I’ve been looking at weather.com for the last few weeks to track any trends, but now I can obsess over day-of statistics! So far, things are looking great! In fact, this whole time I’ve been worried about excessive heat…looks like I may have to worry more about colder temps instead.
I think I’ve also calmed down a bit from my I’m Going To Have a Marathon Induced Heart Attack! episode thanks to blog land. Turns out, taper madness is a real condition that makes you truly experience symptoms of paranoia/anxiety/obsession. I kinda thought it was just me, but when I started seeing everyone else writing posts about the same things, I realized that I am not alone. So thank you, blog peeps! Luckily I’ve had this wedding to help get my mind on other things. Next week I’ll have to create another distraction.
Speaking of next week, I will be doing my marathon countdown, and I plan on having one long “Get Your Head in the Game” week with lots of quotes, Pinterest finds, and general “pump me up” inspiration. I have no doubt that I can run the marathon I want physically, but I need to get my head on the same wave length.
I hope you have a good weekend! What are you up to?