Just two more sleeps until my Goodlife Half Marathon and my mood about the whole thing is shifting fairly spastically from "Hell yes, you are ready, you got this!" to, "Oh God, oh God, what was I thinking?!". Regardless, I'm still very glad that I made the decision to do the run. It's been a life goal of mine and hey, if not now, when? Life really is too short to be a bystander. I couldn't be happier to start off my 27th year with the biggest fitness challenge yet. I've just got to remind myself that no matter how fast I run and no matter what my time is at the end, it's a huge accomplishment and has allowed me to push myself and run farther than I have ever before.
A little less than a month after my half, it's time for Met Con Blue Adventure Race! It's a 5K fitness blitz with twists, turns and insane challenges. My brother in law, the amazing Bill Pain, should be given due credit for my two sisters and our partners participating in this madness. Not to mention everyone's favorite Darwinian Fail and her hubby will be participating! How shall I train?! Here's my tentative plan (starting after I recover from the half!):
Yoga or Pilates - 1x per week
Crossfit Class - 1x min per week
Running - 2x min 5K run per week
Strength - Either Body Pump or solo weight training
Tweaks will inevitably be made I'm sure (especially after I discuss with Mr. Pain!). But for now, I'm just going to try to enjoy my tapering before the run, and fuel this body as well as possible!
Paleo Pre-Race Fuel!
Breakfast: 2 Eggs and a couple pieces of sweet potato or honeydew melon and the essential cup o coffee.
Snack: Handful of Almonds
Lunch: Giant salad with any protein, half an avocado, whatever veggies are in the fridge and maybe a couple of dill pickles (don't judge me)
Snack: Snack size can of Tuna or last night's protein with leftover veggies.
Dinner: Last night it was Fish tacos wrapped in bib lettuce with some awesome veggie toppings. Always a protein and lots of veggies. So many options.
Throughout the day I am trying to drink at least 2L of water as well as some herbal teas to keep the lattes at bay! Good restful sleep is essential especially since pre race anxiety/excitement can interfere all on its own, no need to throw extra caffeine/alcohol into the mix to really eff it up!
I've signed up for The Lean Green Bean's Foodie Pen Pals! Check out her blog for more info but I'm really excited to pack up a bangerang kit!
In Other News...
"Memories" will screen at the TIFF Next Wave Festival on May 12th (yahooo!).
Our new little car "Ricky" has arrived and she is an absolute beaut. My 27th Birthday has come and gone and thanks to all of my amazing family/friends and the wonderful Andy it was a blast! Plans for my secret business are developing really nicely and I will share details very soon. I get to see my sisters this weekend and complete a goal that I've had for years, to run a half-marathon. So this girl is pretty dang excited about Spring. I'm officially calling it "Make it Happen May" because hey, if we don't do it for ourselves, it just ain't gonna happen.
I'm off to the Goodlife Marathon Expo to pickup my race kit! I leave you with this amazing tune which will DEFINITELY be on my playlist race day!
Have a fabulous day and hey, do something nice today for yourself k?