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Thu, Oct. 12th, 2017, 07:11 pm [sticky post]
My marathon bib# 61638!

Sunday, November 5th.

Wave # 4 Orange!
Yes, I will run on the top level of the Verranzano bridge.
Start time 11:00am

https://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/sites/default/files/TCSNYM17%20Start%20Timeline%5B2%5D.pdf

Its getting to start to feeling even more real to me now.

*butterflies in my stomach already...

Tue, Oct. 17th, 2017, 06:01 am
OMG, I slept right thru gym class...

after my 2o mile run...
i feel my muscles didn't feel all that particularly sore...
but I feel it took me a couple of days to still recover...

like wow, i just woke up...
from an 11 hour sleep...

Sat, Oct. 14th, 2017, 07:24 pm
My 20 mile run results...

too tired to go into writing my thoughts about it but yeah...
and overall good run this morning/afternoon..

3:29:51

1) 10:38:90

2) 10:12:08

3) 10:24:56

4) 10:24:43

5) 10:20:43

6) 10:16:57

7) 10:14:50

8) 10:12:25

9) 10:22:49

10) 10:09:63

11) 10:30:80

12) 10:23:66

13) 10:58:04

14) 10:28:63

15) 10:35:45

16) 10:58:58

17) 10:46:38

18) 10:47:09

19) 11:09:95

20) 10:17:05

Thu, Oct. 12th, 2017, 07:50 pm
My carb heavy 5 mile run...

for a ThurSDAy run, this is a very good time for me. As my third consecutive day of running has always felt the most challenging. But i have a 20 mile saturday run coming up. so, i started to carb load today to get prepared. LOTS of carbs. I had pancakes for breakfast. i had a morning store meeting today... ate a bagel with cream cheese and a croissant. drank orange juice. for lunch, i ended up having another bagel with chicken. and Oh yeah, I had this chocolate chip scone. I feel i need to keep mindful of that... i have always kinda stayed away or minimized my carbs... but with the mileage i've been packing on, i find carbs to be essential. gonna end up eating some more bread and have an egg sandwich...

speaking of bread, i already ended up finishing a whole loaf of bread this week. I bought another one today. anyways, a good run today, particularly it being a thursday run.

51:41:38

1 10:28:08
2 10:28:32
3 10:25:91
4 10:27:34
5 9:51:73

Wed, Oct. 11th, 2017, 07:29 pm
Today's 10 mile run results...

and its no longer summer.
I remember i could run at 7pm and it would still be light out.
not anymore tho...


1:49:10

1-10:40:86
2-10:36:31
3-12:56:36 (bathroom break)
4-11:06:48
5-10:59:36
6-10:38:77
7-10:53:72
8-10:24:05
9-10:51:94
10-10:27:16

Tue, Oct. 10th, 2017, 05:49 pm
2017 TCS New York City Marathon Tune-In Spot (30 Sec)

and i friggin' love this video.

Tue, Oct. 10th, 2017, 07:56 am
and i cant believe i did it...

I'm still kinda in disbelief that i met my fundraising goal.
i admit, the whole thing took A LOT out of me...
i can tell, cuz after i met my deadline goal...
i felt this huge weight off from my shoulders...

the thing is...
i made it down to the last iddy biddy minute i feel.

fundraising is not a fun experience.
or shall i say, it ends up feeling somewhat stressful.
its like when you ask ppl to donate...
u dont want to come across as if your begging
but u want the person to be HAPPY to donate.
without you coming across as a nag.

one of the reasons why i was able to meet my fundraising goal
is because i had one vendor
who ended up donating a significant amount of money.
but still, it had been the LITTLE things that helped too..
particularly LAST MINUTE little things...

ONE day BEFORE my deadline, there had been this one vendor in whom i hadnt heard from OVER a week. i just happened to decide to get the courage to call them. the situation was, that they had ended up being really busy during the time i emailed them... so, they hadnt gotten around reading my message. But when i called and left a voicemail... saying they can reply by calling me back or thru my email message I sent them.. they ended up emailing me and their response ended up feeling SO WARM. while they were a small growing company, what they donated was modest. but STILL... without their donation... i wouldnt have reached my goal.

the day of my deadline... or more correctly, the NIGHT of my deadline. i ended up having to remind my gym instructor. HATED that. cuz having someone to donate cuz your coming across as a nag, that doesnt feel good. you want someone to donate out of their own free will.. cuz they are HAPPY to do it. but i had bEEN SO CLOSE to my fundraising goal. I just needed 12 dollars and some change...

if i hadnt made those two small attempts, I would have fallen just short of my goal. i swear to god, i find it amazing i made it still. not only that, i feel i made it in the LAST minute too. just simply amazing and unbelievable to me. i think i am more amazed because i had it in my mind i really didnt have it in me. I sorta surrendered to the fact that i feel i would have come short, so the fact that i made it surprised me even more.

while i dont regret my fundraising experience
i'm not sure if its something i would do again...
but when all is said and done, the experience ended up
feeling SO REWARDing...

Tue, Oct. 10th, 2017, 06:37 am
Becoming weaker...

while i am able to go the distance with running..
feel like i'm becoming weaker in the strength training department...
i can sense it in bodypump and in grit strength.

while i havent weighed myself...
i feel generally lighter.

a 100 lbs bar for a 150 lbs person..
is not going to feel the same
for a 100 lbs person.

i go lighter in the squat track and the back track.
and i go lighter in grit strength.

while i feel i still get plenty of protein intake...
so, i feel i haven't necessarily lost muscle..
i just feel generally weaker with the bar bell.
and my body weight just feels generally lighter

i think one of the things i'm looking forward to after my marathon...
is being able to work out on the gym floor more often.
with my increase in mileage...
i haven't been doing that for a couple of months now.

Sat, Sep. 30th, 2017, 07:51 pm
My 18 mile AWESOME results today...

WEEK 13 out of 18.

skipped gym class ALL THIS week. in addition to wanting to conserve energy, its also about being able to mentally prepare myself. I feel skipping gym class ended up paying off for me actually. ALSO, last night i ate myself silly and stuffed my face with raviolis. ate a grilled cheese sandwich. this morning... oatmeal,
2 slices of bread with peanut butter and an apple. yes, GO CARBS!!! and oh yeah, when it comes to training in 85 degree weather.. under hot and humid conditions, i feel that all payed off... running in 50's degree weather today. i just felt supercharged. and yes, my time results is with TWO bathroom breaks and running up to a water fountain...

3:07:13

my following split times:

1 10:54:11
2 10:37:63
3 10:29:25
4 10:28:53 (my water stash)
5 11:57:61 bathroom break
6 10:25:69
7 10:27:75 ran up to a water fountain
8 10:20:87 (my water stash)
9 10:20:14

10 11:19:91 bathroom break
11 10:02:42
12 9:52:03 (my water stash)
13 10:18:18
14 9:53:57 (my water stash)
15 9:57:93
16 10:17:86
17 9:52:43
18 9:37:42

Wed, Sep. 13th, 2017, 09:14 pm
the one armed burpee...

that is the only thing i have time to say right now...

it was the highlight of today.
a cool new move for me...

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