One week from today is the Baystate Marathon. My brain is on the scattered side, but not in a completely freaked out way. Except for some slight sinus issues with post-nasal drip, I feel good. I had a terrific run on Friday in weather that hopefully was similar to what it will be like race day.
And I had fun.
I’m trying to hang on to that and not get too ahead of myself.
The Mohawk Hudson marathon is going on as I type. I’m not sure why I didn’t choose that race since I could’ve slept in my own bed. Since yesterday was a day off from running, I decided to go to the race expo. I mostly did it because Greg McMillan of McMillan Running & the McMillan Running Calculator was giving a presentation. I’d emailed him the week earlier since I am coached by one of his staff and he said to come by and say hello.
He remembered my name when I went to his book signing and all I said was that Emily was my coach. Ok, I’m silly to be a little star-struck. It was still cool to get his book signed and meet him. Maybe some good luck rubbed off on me when we shook hands.
I’m trying to eat well and get plenty of sleep this week. I put together a menu plan for the week using RD Nancy Clark’s marathon nutrition book. I’ve started packing and am figuring out what to wear race day. I’m trying not to stub my toe. I’m washing my hands and using anti-bacterial stuff like a plague-paranoid person. I’m going to write my next set of encouragement letters to the girls I am mentoring as a Girls on the Run buddy. I’ve booked a massage for Wednesday. I’m trying to avoid negative self-talk. You know, usual taper stuff.
My stupid MacBook decided to lock up on the boot screen the other day, so I have to go see if the Genius Bar people can fix it. Funny, but other than the time I fried my hard drive by spilling wine on my keyboard (alcoholism fail), I’ve never had a computer completely not work before. Sure, they’ve been slow, glitchy or locked up, needed replacement, but never like this. I’m irritated I have to drive an hour each way to try to resolve it. Good thing 1) after the hard drive fiasco I backup my backups for all my computer stuff, and 2) I just got the new iPhone 6 to keep me less sour on Apple. To tell the truth, maybe it’s good that I have a computer problem to focus on so I don’t think too much about my race.
It’s hard to believe this time next week I will have (hopefully, knock on wood) finished my third marathon.