Marathon number seven is in the books! Let’s break it down:
Sunday | ran 6.27 miles on the treadmill in 1:05
Monday | ran 5.22 miles on the treadmill in 60 minutes
Tuesday | walked 3.32 miles in 55 minutes, 70 minute ballet class
Wednesday | ran 4.19 miles in 50 minutes
Thursday | 60 minute ballet class
Went to the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon expo this day. As an expo it was kind of underwhelming, and none of the merch interested me particularly, but I did enjoy how uncrowded it was. I guess out-of-town runners are unlikely to take multiple days off work to get down here in advance?
I also got my corral moved up one, which was incredibly easy. I didn’t have to justify anything – the lady just asked what corral I wanted and I picked. Again, I really think we should be allowed to self-seed.
Friday | rest
Went to Marshalls on my lunch break and frantically ripped through the racks looks for some sort of warm additional layer for the race. Found a Nats tech pullover for $8, which hurts me because I’m an Orioles girl, but desperate times and all that.
I could tell I was starting to get Pat’s cold, which is just what you want before a marathon. But I did test my marathon outfit and it totally kept me warm, so: score.
Saturday | Rock ‘n Roll Marathon DC, official distance of 26.2 miles in an official time of 4:58:03.
New personal record! Also almost died of exposure. Race recap here.
I am quite surprised by how well I have recovered from that cold, hilly ordeal. My peroneus longus – that’s the muscle that runs along the outside of my lower leg down to the ankle, right? – is always a little sore after a marathon, but this time? Nothing. I’m taking this week off running, of course, but honestly I feel good to go.
What else, what else… FIVE WEEKS TO WALT DISNEY WORLD!!!!
The Twilight Bark:
– Elbowglitter is very confident running won’t kill you. Douglas Adams notwithstanding, obviously.
– Back at Square Zero practices self-care.
– Just Me & My Running Shoes navigates runDisney’s kids races and diaper dash.
– Disney In Your Day offers advice for runDisney spectators.
– easyWDW tries out the Contemporary’s new Celebration at the Top.
– Parkeology makes a stirring case for the Magic Kingdom’s Swiss Family Tree House.
– The Affordable Mouse builds Disney trip anticipation.
– The Main Street Gazette considers how The Great Movie Ride shapes film appreciation.
– Living A Disney Life warns against being too rigid or too free in your Disney trip planning.
– The Disney Tourist Blog makes some educated guesses on when Pandora will soft-open. Please be late April, please be late April, please please please please…
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