6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Monday, April 11, 2011

1 Week Away the Blury photo edition

One week from today I will be Running the Boston Marathon... Holy Cow!! I need to pack and decide what I am wearing. I am stalking the 10 days Forecast...
53 and cloudy that I can do!!! Looks like I better pack a poncho just in case.

SATURDAY:
Met with Tammy for our last Long Run. Our Goal was 10 miles at 8:30 pace or faster. It was pretty chilly at the start. I got my Moeben Sleeves but they are a little too big :( I need to find out if they will shrink up otherwise they may have to make a debut in a future race. I also tested another Royal Blue shirt I bought using my Fleet Feet bonus cash. Race day outfit is TBD but I am getting closer. Tammy and I were zooming and it felt great. We opted to go off trail and concur the HILLS for our "confidence." I was huffing and puffing but made it up keeping a solid pace. The halfway point came so fast, much faster than the 23 miles a few weeks ago. I spotted a Hummingbird which reminded me of my Grandma who passed in 07. Ahead I could see my trail buddies, we have been waving as we ran past for about a year now, they always have a smile.

When we finished the guys were standing there so I introduced myself and we chatted about Boston both John and Kurt(Kirk?) are running next week. John has run it before and this will be Kurt's first time. It was nice to talk about training and race plans. I hugged Tammy and went home for Date night!!!

Tall Grandma watched the boys so Muscle Man and I could go to a play and Dinner. The play/musical was HORRID which was a total bummer. We drove along the Tacoma Waterfront and ended at the Lobster Shop during Happy Hour...YUMMY FOOD and relaxing with my favorite person in the world.. PRICELESS!! SUNDAY:
Amy and I met at 8AM on the trail, there was a light drizzle and a couple guys with a food station set up. There was a bicycle group and they were support, they offered us food, we said no but thanked them for volunteering. Amy had been on vacation so we had some catching up to do. I dressed way to warm by the end both of us were bare armed. Amazing how fast 6 miles goes when you are used to doing 10-14. I felt like I could run all day, but I know I need to hold back. The Recovery runs this training cycle were the BEST! Sundays were my Zen Runs, where I took in the sights, chatted with friends and ENJOYED every step. I will incorporate this type of training in future cycles and I am super curious to see how the longer weekend miles play out on race day.
So there you have it 3 or 4 more runs left on my schedule and I am PUMPED!! Thank you all for joining me on this journey. Be sure to track #14576 next week!!
  • How was your weekend??

20 comments:

Run with Jess said...

I'm totally a weather stalker too!!
Outfit is cute, despite the sleeves too big... bummer!

Meredith said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!! So excited to hear about Boston!

kimert said...

I hope the weather is perfect for your Boston weekend!!

Jen said...

I concured 11 miles solor this weekend - it was tough but I am alive and can walk today so that is a bonus.

I am such a weather stalker also, but as you know in WA the weather can change so quickly. Best of luck in Boston!!!

Penny said...

Good Luck at Boston. I sure hope the weather is good for all of you runners. Love the arm sleeves

Marlene said...

That's too bad about the play but glad you enjoyed your night out with MM!

ONE WEEK TO GO!!!

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

I *love* the sticker that I received in the mail the other day! Thanks so much, Melanie, and good luck in Boston! You will be awesome!!!!

I RUN LIKE A GIRL said...

sounds like a great weekend! If the weather stays like the prediction - that will be nice! Good luck tall mom! :)

I RUN LIKE A GIRL said...

sounds like a great weekend! If the weather stays like the prediction - that will be nice! Good luck tall mom! :)

Kerrie T. said...

I will be stalk...er...tracking you next weekend! Looking forward to our last pre-Boston run together tomorrow!

Molly said...

I can't believe Boston is a week away! I feel like you just started training.

my weekend was fab, because of the fab news I got last week!

: )

Jamie said...

GOOD LUCK!! Can't wait to hear about it!

Denise said...

see you in a week! i traded #'s with bethany to try to meet up once she gets you from the airport.

LauraElaine said...

53 is great! And good thing the marathon is next week, since it was almost 80 here in MA today! Enjoy the rest of taper week :)

Zaneta said...

yay!! boston came up fast didn't it?! hopefully the weather cooperates! :) I will be thinking of all my bloggy friends while I sit in class lol ;)

track coach and adorable wife said...

I wanted to make sure I told you good luck and have tons of fun, before you left. I know I have been super silent lately, but I will be wishing you well and have been thinking bout you lots!

Kate said...

Oh, I'm excited for you! Have fun, and savor every moment!!

I had a good weekend, but a lousy last long run before my marathon. boo. Was supposed to be 20, cut it short after 10, and super glad my only real marathon goal is to finish.

Marissa said...

oh so exciting...only one week away :) can't wait to hear how it goes! SO FUN!! You motivate me beyond words...

TwentySixandThenSome said...

Whooohoooo! See you in Boston!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Your outfit look sgreat Mel! Red lips and blue nails will finish it off!! Spray on your Sex Panther cologne, and you will stop 'em dead in their tracks!! ;)

You and MuscMan are such a beautiful couple. Go punch hills in the face-hole!