of carbs. I got this HUGE to go thing of pancakes from a place down the street from work - that was lunch Thursday and and Friday. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday AND Saturday I had some sort of pasta for dinner. I'm sick of pasta and pancakes. On Friday we headed out from my house around 5pm. We had to stop and Drop off Matilda with my parents - The drive went well, Gas is so expensive these days, makes this marathon a lot more expensive. My boyfriend Judah generously let us use his car because our cars have been acting funny and we didn't want to get stranded. It's a manual transition - I liked manual transmissions at this point in the trip. We stopped for dinner around 7 at a creepy truck stop and got to the hotel around 8:30. I slept pretty good and got up at 6am, had some coffee and the PB&J I packed the day before. I was feeling really tired and sluggish. SO MANY CARBS. UGG. My plan for the race was to just drink sports drink from my camel back and maybe try eating a "Stinger" wafer that my sister got me. Turns out I forgot that, so I just had my sports drink. I filled the camel back up to 1.5 liters, and it did not feel heavy like it did when I first started using it.... Guess I have adjusted to it. I love how nice and balanced it is on my back.
|In the Hotel ready to head out|
|At the Top of the tower|
The top had a really cool view - defiantly something different for a marathon.
|My hands swelled up, why?|
|in the car after the race|
Some how I managed to get 2 really raw rub marks under my left arm pit kinda on my rib cage. I forgot about it till the water hit and about screamed. It's amazing how much those things can hurt. My fingers also turned blue for a while, i'm thinking I should have listened to Runners World "what to wear" it said I should wear gloves. We headed back around 1:30pm - and stopped at pizza hut and got a large stuffed crust pizza - it was delicious.
|Delicious grilled Sunday dinner|