Wow. I cannot believe it is here so soon.
It is officially marathon week. And as of Sunday, before 12 noon (hopefully), I will be a marathoner x 2!
Chicagoland, May 20th
If you have been neglecting my recent blog posts (shame on you), you are unaware that I will be running the Chicagoland Marathon in Schaumburg, IL. The purpose of running this marathon is to get my running buddy Diana a BQ. I will run beside her for 26.2 miles to keep her spirits high, and keep her pace right where it should be. And to be a part of the celebrations after it happens.
Diana needs to run a 3:45 marathon to get her the highly coveted ‘Boston Qualifier’ title. I have NO doubts that she can do this. She has been training like a rock star, and has been nothing but dedicated to this goal over the last few months.
My pre-marathon preparations are nothing crazy. Basically I try to get as much sleep as possible, eat well, consume no alcohol, and drink tons of water.
I also plan to spend a fair amount of time obsessing over my outfit, as well as the day-of race weather.
Currently status on those two items:
New Lululemon running skirt is in the mail. Top is TBD based on temperature (long tank vs. sports bra).
Weather looks pretty darn hot.
How do you prepare for big events (marathons for example)? Any tips for me, and most importantly my dear friend Diana??
Wishing you a great week ahead.