Monday, June 21, 2010

Taper Time

Marathon training has been going pretty well. I'm surprised how motivated I've been considering I haven't even registered for the race yet, and it's in 3 weeks =) Can you say procrastination?? I've been averaging about 30-35 miles a week now and I'm feeling really good. My right knee has been giving me a few problems lately, but I've been icing it everyday and my last few runs it's felt fine. I'm hoping it doesn't cause me any problems on race day.

Yesterday I did my last long training run of 20 miles. I ran along Wasach Blvd which is pretty hilly and ran against a strong headwind for about half of my run. It took me about 3 hours and 7 minutes which I'm pretty happy about considering my route and the heat. I'm looking forward to running my first marathon, although I am a little nervous and anxious about it. I have a few other friends running it as well so I'm looking forward to running it with them and having some much needed support. And who knows, maybe I'll catch the marathon bug and want to run 100s of them =)

What a week!

This week has been sooooo busy. So many things, mostly good but a few not so good, have kept us so busy. We've had a friends 30th birthday party, a bachelorette party, a wedding, a funeral, a 5K race, I finshed my last 20 mile training run, I accept a job offer which I start tomorrow, and my dear friend Tangee is in town visiting from Australia so Ryder and I have spent a lot of time hanging out with her. I will post pictures of all of these events soon.

And I know things are not about to slow down soon. Going back to work is going to be a challenge for me. I love, love, love being a stay at home mom to my sweet boy but I think, for right now, it's the right thing to do. It's a great opportunity, great benefits, and the potential of working from home after just a few months. The thought of leaving Ryder in daycare makes me want to cry but I'm forcing myself not to think of that. I'm worried that I'm not going to be able to juggle it all, but I'm thankful my mom is coming down this week to take care of Ryder and make the transition easier for him and for me. I guess we'll see how it goes.....