Sunday, September 19, 2010

Must be Go Time


Almost out of Gu . . . must be time to run a marathon!

Thanks for all your advice about my last big long run this weekend. I listened! I scrapped the 50 mile bike ride yesterday (trading it instead for an 8 mile ride into town with Sophie on the bike) and ran 20 this morning. And I am so glad I did. It was a great run, and a nice confidence builder for the marathon. I am very grateful to my awesome running partner Jim for running the 20 with me (even though he is not running a fall marathon) and to his wife for watching Sophie so we could run.

After the run, Sophie and I headed to my mom's for apple day. You know what makes for great post-run recovery? Warm apple crisp and vanilla ice cream. Yum.

16 comments:

DRog said...

Nice run! now you have the fitness from doing all this different XTraining all year AND the confidence of a long run! You buy Gu by the box? thats smart! and something I am going to search immediately after writing this note....

Teamarcia said...

Yay! Glad the 20 went well! Could you two be any cuter?

the dawn said...

oh man...now i want some apple crisp! sounds so amazing! good work on your 20. i think that doing the 20-milers make the biggest difference come race day.

Diana said...

Congrats on a nice 20 miler! Someday for me!
Picked up 2 bags of watermelon GU chomps at this past 1/2 marathon.....very, very tasty!

Christine said...

Good job on the 20 miler!! Who can run 20 miles and not training for a marathon!!! LOL

Love the pic of you and your daughter, soo cute!! :)

Julie said...

Nice work on the 20 miles Heather! You got it!

onelittletrigirl said...

If I thought it could survive the trip, I would ask you to send me some apple crisp :) Yum!

Marlene said...

Awesome job on the 20! And NOTHING beats apple crisp! Yum!!

Katie A. said...

Whoo hoo! Glad the 20 went well! You're going to awesome ;)
I'm jealous of your apple crisp!
Have a good week!

aron said...

yay glad the 20 went well - sounds like it was the right thing to do :)

Beth said...

I've fallen behind on my reading! Great job getting the 20 miles in. Now you can feel ready for your marathon. Love the picture and the idea of an apple day. Yum!

Jill said...

LOVE apple season - yummy!! I think I need to make some carmel apples this weekend :). I'm so glad the 20 went well - what a huge confidence boost, yes!! Have a great rest of your week :).

Ali said...

Total Yum! Congrats on getting the 20 miler in.

Jeri said...

Kudos to you on a solid final 20 miler! FYI, I creepily semi-stalked your last name so I could track you for TC! So be prepared for me to be SCREAMING MY HEAD OFF FOR YOU at the finish. :) We might actually go other places along the course as well, b/c apparently the 10 mile starts at 7, so I'll be wrapping up when you guys are just getting going. I'm SO EXCITED!!! :D

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

I have lots of GU leftover from all of the training I was supposed to be doing, I'll ship it to you, lol! Sounds like you had an awesome run, you are going to do great!

I Run for Fun said...

Nice 20-miler!!! And apple crisp and vanilla icecream...mmm!