October 2, 2015

5 Things I Normally Wouldn’t Do During Marathon Week


The Twin Cities Marathon is in two days and I am so excited! The weather looks absolutely perfect with a forecast of 60 degrees and lots of sunshine, so not much to worry about on that front. This year, I trained a little differently, decreasing my weekly mileage significantly and only running a max of three times per week. I also continued with CrossFit workouts about three times a week throughout my entire training, so I am anxious to see how I feel and do during the run. I guess we will see how it goes!

Speaking of doing things differently, I also did quite a few things this week I normally wouldn’t do during the week of a marathon:

  1. I ate half a package of Oreo Thins. Seriously, have you tried them? Thanks to my mother, I was introduced to them this week and I am kind of obsessed.
  2. I painted my laundry room. Why? Because when you’re supposed to tone down your workouts the week of a marathon you get kind of bored.
  3. I broke in a new pair of running shoes. Nothing like waiting until the very last minute, right?
  4. I punched the wall. Okay, not really…but I wanted to after reading this article: Black Lives Matter Says It Plans to Disrupt Twin Cities Marathon. What. A. Joke. Apparently the Mayor of Minneapolis and the leader of the group met and came to an agreement not to disrupt the marathon, but I’ll believe it when I see it.
  5. I drank a lot of wine. Whoops. Olivia Pope made me do it.


Here’s to hoping I finish strong!

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September 30, 2015

It’s Marathon Week: My Running Playlist


Marathon week is here! This weekend Scott and I will be heading up to his parents house in Minnesota to run in the Twin Cities Marathon along with his sister, brother and mom (and 11,000 other runners).

I am most excited for Scott’s sister, Molly, as it will be her first ever full marathon. I just know she is going to rock it!


I probably won’t use my iPod until the last 6-8 miles, but I wanted to make sure I had some new tunes to listen to for some motivation. Confession: I actually really like One Direction and am sad that they are no longer together. My teenage self would be devastated.


It’s hard to believe this will be my fourth time running the TC Marathon. This week I’m keeping my workouts pretty low-key as I prep my body to run 26.2 miles on Sunday:

  • Monday: Run 3
  • Tuesday: Walk 5
  • Wednesday: Run 3, light upper body workout
  • Thursday: Light bike ride
  • Friday: Run 2
  • Saturday: Rest
  • Sunday: Marathon!


Any songs you’ve been loving lately? 


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