I got an email last night from DISNEY WORLD!!! Yes, they love me that much. No, they just want my money. I told myself after the Disney marathon that I would never be back. I wasn't swearing off marathons, just the Disney marathon. That was a little over 3 months ago and I guess enough time to start making me think a little differently?
If I register between March 15 and May... something, I'll get a decent chunk of money off the registration price which is super enticing since marathons are so expensive (especially Disney).
Here's the part where I am insane... I think if I register I won't just register for the marathon. I think I'm going to register for the Goofy challenge.
What is the goofy challenge you ask? It's a half marathon on Saturday followed by the full marathon on Sunday. Um, please sign me up for torture? Yes please! But here's what's really making me want to do this... other than proving to myself that I am a super amazing endurance athlete (It's okay, I'm laughing at that statement too). If I do the goofy challenge I get not one, not two but THREE medals! I also get three shirts! Not that I ever get any use out of my race shirts but that is beside the point.
Do you want to know what is making me feel like this is even possible? I sure would like to know. I've been running a lot of back to back long runs. 10 miles one day and 10 miles the next and for some reason this makes me feel like I would be fine doing 13.1 one day and less than 24 hours later completing another 26.2. INSANE! If worst comes to worst, I measured my walking pace and it's about 15:30/mile which means I wouldn't get picked up by the people who come and pick up all the people who are going too slow and disqualify them. This is great news because there very well may be a lot of walking involved.
Since it's a whole year away it doesn't seem that scary at all. If, however, I do end up registering, I will probably be peeing my pants come December.
I wore my 26.2 apparel shirt and shorts today. I love them! They don't quite live up to the reviews I read prior to buying but they're still really nice. I had heard they were the softest workout clothes ever and they're soft but nothing out of this world. The thing about them being so matchy matchy is I feel like I'm on some kind of running team which I am definitely not. I feel like everyone who sees me out running thinks I'm trying too hard. Why I care about what people driving by think is beyond me but I can't help it.
Last night I ran 7 miles without my knee brace. I think that knee brace has sort of become a safety blanket for me. The run was great. I got a little sore at the end of it but I get sore with the brace on too. I wore it for my 10 miler today though which just erased all the work I've been putting into evening out my striped legs.
I'm out of all of my normal smoothie ingredients so I decided to be brave today.
Almond milk, frozen blueberries, banana, splash of lemon juice, scoop of Amazing Grass Green SuperFood, a scoop of vanilla Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer, several ice cubes and about 10 leaves of romaine lettuce with the stems removed.
Not the best smoothie I've ever tasted but really nice after a long HOT run. I think variety is better than having the best food on the planet day in and day out. Spinach is thought to be better for you than romaine but I'm all for rotating your greens as long as everything tastes okay. I'm excited about finding more ways to use up those salad greens that I buy and then never use. I go through salad phases where I want them multiple times everyday and then suddenly I really don't want them at all.
I have a busy second half of the day filled with piles of laundry, teaching dance, dance meeting and grocery shopping.
I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday! :)
haha, why yes, I do spend most of my time with children under the age of 10.
What is your favorite brand of exercise clothes? Do you have an addiction to buying more and more exercise clothes like I do?