Just to let you know- this blog is no longer active. I'll be keeping up my 101 in 1001 list until its completion, but will not be writing new posts. You can read the post below if you want the long version. Thanks for the journey to all my friends in the blogosphere!

Friday, September 18, 2009

T- 1 month to the Marathon!

There are exactly 30 days left until I will be hauling myself across 26.2 miles of Iowa.

I probably should be freaking out, considering my training has not been as intense as I had planned, my max distance has been 16 miles, and I'm still carrying more pounds that I would like, but (right now) I'm pretty calm about it.

Even if I have to walk part of the race, I will finish and that will be an accomplishment in itself!

In this last month, I'm going to really focus on the things that will get me across that finish line healthy and happy. As very best as my schedule permits, I'm going to stick to my Runner's World plan. I'm going to try to fuel my body properly and give it more of the things it needs and less of things like No-Bake Cookies (which I really think are pretty great as far as cookies go...oats, peanut butter, milk...my body needs those things! Just not the pile of sugar and butter, I guess.) I will remember and take the time to stretch and ice when needed. I (flinching as I type this) am going to cut out Diet Coke from my daily routine. I'm not saying I won't have one here and there, but I'm going to replace my after-school Diet Coke with water.

What else? I know it's too late to make any changes that will have a huge impact on my race, but is there anything else I should be doing?


  1. Thirty days is a lonnnnnnnnnnng time, so you can still make those positive adjustments. Keep your attitude light and continue to go into it with no pressure and you'll do great.

  2. you'll be fine!! :) I don't know what % but a good amt of it is mental and you are getting in your runs!