Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Countdown has begun...

I'm only 12 days from the marathon. Wow...

I got the weekend plans finalized for the family and friends we are hosting that include a clutch free happy hour on Sunday night to celebrate (thank goodness the Bears are having a bye week or they wouldn't have done it)! I'm working on some out of town goodie bags... seriously this is excellent practice for the wedding. Mainly, I am just looking forward to drinking ice cold beer again.

Last night we went to a fun run sponsored by our local running store and they had an awesome sampling of all the foods from the various neighborhoods, called Taste of the Marathon. We had a really nice time and ate some really good food, especially some cheese tamales with some very hot salsa. The run was nice because I didn't feel any pressure to run a certain amout of mileage. It will be so nice to just run for fun again! Tonight I have a marathon clinic at REI and I'm hoping to learn some good stuff to help me during the race. We have a 5K on Sunday morning so it's shaping up to be a really busy week and I know that next week is just going to fly by. Before I know it, I'll be lacing up my shoes early morning on the 11th and getting ready to fight the mental battle that will be 26.2 miles!


  1. GOOD LUCK in Chicago! I am running my third half-marathon on October 11 and training for a half is tough enough, I couldn't imagine training (or completing) a full! You're awesome!

  2. Jen, I just found your blog! Looking forward to reading what you've been up to. Congrats on the engagement!


  3. Good Luck with the marathon!!

    I'm here from 20 Something Bloggers. I also blog (http://running501.blogspot.com/) about my training for a marathon... though I don't plan on running for a while. Can't wait to see what tips your blog holds...and hear all about the run.