Thanks, Young the Giant, for providing the inspiration for today’s title. Today I ran the 3rd marathon of Marathon March - 2 to go! Why did I have to pick a month with 5 weekends? Because it’s alliterative, that’s why. So I ran a pretty standard road marathon today:
-4:04:26. Dece for being sore from lifting yesterday and kind of in recovery mode from last weekend still.
-4 gel stops (Chocolate Raspberry Roctane, Orange Hammer Gel, and 2 PowerBar Green Apple)
-32 oz. of water (must purchase another 20 oz. Amphipod to replace the one I left on the roof of my car along with my precious Outdoor Research mittens as I drove away from Peninsula State Park earlier this winter)
It was a good run in about 45 degree weather, and afterwards I met my sister at Whole Foods where I pretty much ate everything at the salad bar that wasn’t meat, along with some add-ins from the hot bar. Lest you’re thinking, girl, salad bar?! rest assured: I had lettuce. Artichokes. Lentil and bean salad. Something with bulgur (What is bulgur??) and cranberries. Green beans, walnuts, and almonds. Tuna salad. Tofu. Other tofu. Roasted veggies. Eggs. Seeds. Something with chickpeas. There was more, trust me.
Then, a trip to REI to replenish my supply of Peanut Butter GU and of course pick up a Luna Bar for the way home because my goodness, running marathons makes me hungry. I’m feeling a bit beat-up because it’s been less than a week since I ran my big 3-0, and I lifted three times last week and ran and walked, and so because my body is telling me no (the song, people. the Young the Giant song), I think that week 4 of MM will be two half marathons, one on Saturday and one Sunday. Then, I’ll finish with a bang and some company at the Trailbreaker Marathon the last Saturday of March, joined by my distance-running mama, who will be running the half.
Peace out! Do people still say that? I just said it. It felt right.