Friday- a slow 4.5 mile treadmill jog
Saturday- taught a morning boot camp in the rain at the park
Yeah, I begged my friend to take this picture of me after class while she was in her car ready to leave. My poor boot campers. Not only do we work out in the rain, but then I make them take pictures of me because I was excited about my Mizuno jacket and my new Halo Headband. I’m surprised I have people show up sometimes. Ha.
Check it out though. It has a velcro back and that sweat seal that seriously keeps sweat out of your eyes.
Pretty darn cool.
So, I’ve been getting a little advice lately. I thought I’d share it with you and well, give you a little advice of my own.
Do not give in to the following request for lunch from a toddler, “My tummy needs sugar.” Actually, I gave in, but his sugar was in the form of a pear.
Do not let the fact that your three year old has told you more than once that he does not need or like kabocha squash. He’ll come around one of these days. I mean how can he resist this?
It’s not the best idea to head to a race expo in heavy traffic and the pouring rain an hour before it closes.
We got there with 20 minutes to spare. Luckily I had just enough time to pick up my number
and stop at my favorite booths.
I scouted out my favorite Nuun flavor,
chatted with the beautiful Sandy, the creator and owner of the awesome BIC Bands,
and just happen to scope out some cute new headbands I’m going to treat myself to if I get a PR tomorrow. He he.
Then I found my beloved Halo booth.
They graciously hooked us up with a couple of Halo visors since they are the only product of theirs I haven’t tried yet.
I really wanted the black one, but Judah was insisting on the blue one. So, we got both. Funny how that works.
We ended up closing the place down.
Definitely not the first time. We’ve closed down the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll expo before too.
We conveniently finished up just in time to stop for dinner on the way home.
It’s never too early to start carbing up.
(Whole wheat vegetarian pizza, no cheese, jalapeños, crushed red pepper and Cholula on the side. Yep, that’s how I order.)
Two more pieces of advice from me before we get to the more important advice from my coach.
Do take advantage of any kind of sale on kabocha squash, even if you only have a basket.
You can fit quite a few of those in a little basket.
Um, but do not go to Trader Joe’s tired, hungry and without a list. I did some serious damage in there just this morning. Oops.
I also just did some serious damage to this ultimate pear breakfast salad (made with a Fuji apple though instead of a pear) and an entire small loaf of that Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Tuscan Pane bread.
Five servings in one small loaf. All me today.
So I emailed my coach the other night to see what kind of pace I should realistically be shooting for tomorrow. In addition to talking race pace, he told me to lay off teaching classes for the next few days (oops) and rest (I’ve been doing a good job of that though).
I confessed to him that I was nervous. I haven’t raced for awhile and I’m just not sure how my body will feel tomorrow. Coach Jason said it was okay to be nervous, but to be confident. Also that it’s important to not go out too fast for the first half which is what I end up doing a lot.
If I’m feeling up for it, I’m going to try to shoot for a 7:30 or so pace tomorrow. But, if I’m not feeling it and my body doesn’t want to do that tomorrow, I’m just going to race to enjoy it. It all just depends on how I feel in the morning.
Another piece of advice I remember reading in one of his books or learning at one of his seminars was that you should be oozing carbs at the beginning of a marathon. He told me to eat more carbs for a few days.
I think I got that one covered.
Bread, pizza, squash, etc.
Carbing it up over here. Carbing it up with a little compression actually.
Okay, well, time to get a few things done and figure out what to wear for the race. I really want to wear my new Elixir 8s, but it’s supposed to rain and I don’t want to ruin them. Is that silly?
There’s still time to enter the Pro Compression giveaway here (and get the awesome 40% off discount and free shipping deal).
Oh, and one more piece of advice.
Leave me a comment here to win a Halo Visor.
That’s right, since we picked up two of these last night, that’s one for me and one for one of you.
All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment here. Tell me
What your top pick is- a hat, visor or headband?
(Mine changes and is different depending on the activity, the weather and my mood.)
Feel free to “like” our Halo friends on Facebook too for giving us a visor for this giveaway.
*Giveaway will be open until Monday night, 11 pm PST. Winner will be randomly chosen and announced Tuesday. Open to US Residents only.
See you after the marathon tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your Saturday!