The marathon is in 12 days but Todd & I leave in 10 days! To quote Jesse Spano, I'm so excited! I swear anytime somebody mentions it or asks me about it I start to get heart palpitations. There are so many emotions involved in training for and running a marathon but it's a million times more when it's the Boston Marathon.
For those of you that read my blog to see how my training has been going, I apologize if I've been slacking. I obviously haven't been running much because of my shin/tibia issues so I don't really have many running workouts to talk about. On Monday, I did an hour of intervals on the elliptical followed by lifting total body. Yesterday, I did 30 min easy on the elliptical followed by a sweaty 45 min spinning class and then taught a 20 min core class after work. This morning I got up and did 40 min on the elliptical before lifting total body. I did, however, run today after work before I taught boot camp. My life is so hectic right now since I started teaching boot camp 3x/week on top of my full time job! Anyways, it was another gorgeous spring day and I was hoping to run 6-8 mi with some at goal marathon pace but it was a big fat FAIL. As in, my leg started hurting (again!) so I stopped after 2 mi. I realized there's no point in pushing it now and if I did, I would only make it worse. I am frustrated because it felt great after my 18 mi on Saturday and hasn't been bothering me until today. I plan on not running again until I get to Boston. This is yet another reason for my heart palpitations. Oh well, at least it's taper time so I should be able to take it somewhat easy the next week and a half.