Still training, missed the blogging

I’m surprised I even remembered the password for my blog account! To say things have been crazy would be a complete understatement. Since my last post (if anyone even remembers it), I have completed all of my long runs except one.  I have one more daunting 20 mile run tomorrow.  I have already prepped my gear and I’m staring at Pinterest to find quotes to mentally prepare. Just like all of my long runs, I will be tackling this alone.  As the miles are piling up, I am only hoping they are going faster than they truly are.

During my hiatus, we bought a new home, sold our first house, had our daughter’s first birthday and I started my practicum for the final stage of my Masters program. In all of this craziness, I was able to continue the marathon training.  There were weeks when I was unable to complete all of the training runs.  But, in the end, it won’t matter.  I have managed to complete the long runs at least!

My actual struggle during this time has been the nutrition.  I have numerous excuses for why I could eat the cheeseburger and fries over the salad and cottage cheese. My job has put me on the road more, my training allows me to eat more, I don’t have time to cook a healthy meal.  Trust me, if there is an excuse, I am sure I used it.

My focus after the 20 miler, I WILL complete tomorrow, will be nutrition.  I WILL chart what I am putting in my body.  I WILL stock the fridge with healthy fruits and vegetables.  I WILL cook and prepare healthy meals for not only myself but my family as well.

Finally, I WILL enjoy the tapering runs as we inch closer and closer to marathon day!

I will leave everyone with some of the awesome quotes I have pinned on Pinterest:

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