I posted that I was going to avoid dessert and excess sugar yesterday, but there was cinnamon toast crunch at breakfast (at school) so I brought some home and had it for dessert. I will fight anyone to the death Hunger Games style if you try to tell me that's not the best cereal on earth. However, toast = carbs, and I'm 99.9% positive that I read in one of those weight loss magazines at the gym (Self or something) that cinnamon is good for reducing inflammation. So I'm good. Also, it was way less sugar than my mom's famous chocolate peanut butter pie which is what I ate both nights of the Wineglass weekend.
So, whatever, I'm honestly not worried about it, sleep is important as well as running. There's evidence that running is slightly more important when preparing for a marathon, but I'll get back to that next week.
I've been thinking a lot about race goals. I can't decide if this should be a training run or a race. Last year, I ran the Baltimore Marathon 15 days before the Marine Corps Marathon, and MCM was pretty terrible. This year, I only have 13 days in between races. Sure, sounds practically the same, but in recovery, two days can make a difference. I think I'm going to just try to stick with Kari, see how I feel, and make a game day decision.
I do have two goals for the race.
1. Use the time to think of an awesome Halloween costume (suggestions welcome).
2. Not be as miserable as I was during MCM.
|AKA - I should not be making this face.|
After work today, Eric and I will be driving up to Kari's house in Connecticut! Temperatures tomorrow are supposed to be below freezing at the start (and a good chunk of the race). But it looks like no rain!
Let's do that trite blogging thing and you guys give me suggestions for how to get myself out of bed to run. My usual ones aren't working anymore.