Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Marathon Excitement

I haven't talked about taper at all, don't worry we have been. It has been GLORIOUS cutting back on our mileage. Don't get me wrong there are times I want to get out there and run farther than we are supposed to, or faster (which sometimes I still do that, oops) but I do like to give my body a break before the 26.2 mile victory lap.

Our final runs have been going well, though my watch is being weird and has said that it is at 99% battery life for awhile now. I did get it to drain the battery a bit, but I didn't fully kill it, and then it messed up distances (one time too short and the other time too long) on the last two runs.  I think tonight Mike and I are going to hard reset our watches so they are in good shape for the marathon.

The thing that I am the most excited about for marathon weekend, other than the race of course, is getting to see these people!

Top: Us and Crystal, doing our jump thing
Bottom Left: Us with my parents at Seneca7 2012
Bottom Right: Us with Isaac in Maine

Mike and I will be heading up to Maine on Friday and we get to see Crystal (and hopefully Joe)! Crystal joked that she gets to see my parents' house before she gets to see ours, and it is true! I guess we're taking our relationship to the next level if she's meeting the parents, ha. 

We're hoping to meet up with Isaac at the expo on Saturday, do a final shakeout run and eat some delicious breakfast/brunch foods! I'm also going to be running with him and Crystal during the marathon. 

And of course, my parents will be cheering us on and providing food and lodging for us the entire weekend. 

I'm so excited, I can't wait!

15 comments:

  1. Hope you have a fantastic race at HOME! :) Can't wait to hear how it goes!!!

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  2. P.S. Remind your sweet mom to live FB update. :D

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    1. I will! Hopefully she can post a few updates!

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  3. So excited for you! Being just back from spectating Chi, I feel like marathons are a celebration of your training. So good luck and enjoy!

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  4. Love that you call it a "victory lap"! I've been loving the training part so much, that I don't want the actual marathon to come! It's definitely gonna feel like a victory lap, awesome! Wish I could join you all (or ya'll, for Crystal's sake) this weekend!

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  5. You're heading into this race with such a good outlook--you'll have so much fun! :)

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  6. Oh my gosh! I love this. I think it's really shaping up to feel like a victory lap. I hope so. I can't wait to meet the parents and spend more time with y'all. ;) I'm also really looking forward to meeting Isaac. (I really need a nickname for him.....)

    Shoot, only a few more days.

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    1. a nickname for me... haha... I think Isaac is a great name... :)

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  7. Good luck!!! You guys are going to do great!!!

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  8. wooooooohoooooooooo!!!! So close!!! And we are definitely meeting up at the Expo, shakeout run, and food!

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  9. This race sounds amazing, I have heard great things. I hope you have an amazing time with friends and family and a great run.

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  10. Good luck! I know you'll both do great! Have fun!

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  11. YAY! Best of luck, Jamie! I have no doubt it's going to be a success! Can't wait for the recap!

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