Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Final Touches

It has been two weeks since my Half Marathon, pardon the suspense. Spoiler alert: I survived.

The last few days before my Half Marathon I was essentially a bundle of nerves. In lieu of a monologue chronicling my stages of Five Alarm Panic leading up to the start line, here is a photo documentary of the final 36 hours.

The Nervous Smile: Behind that smile I’m actually very nauseous.

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The Ice Bath is my friend: or so was my mantra that last week when my hip decided to start acting up.

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Glorious Carb Loading: Perfect excuse to try the new Dijon pretzel at Starbucks – the Dijon is baked INSIDE the dough!!

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Pampering: Morning Stretch, afternoon Facial and nails. Well deserved luxuries.

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The Last Supper: Carb centric Italian feast, delicious!

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Breakfast of Champions: not pictured – Vega one smoothie! Fueling like a champ.

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And Away we Go!!

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Reminder: Wear Pants

Don’t you just hate pants? I know I do – as evidenced by this reminder alarm on my phone this AM:

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In all seriousness, I do wear pants on a casual basis with relative frequency. That is, if Leggings and stretchy skinny jeans really count as true “pants”. I mostly just don’t wear pants to work, like at all – expect for Casual Fridays (insert aforementioned stretchy jeans here). Trousers? Ugh, those pants are the worst.

The impetus to setting the above alarm was a request from my Chiropractor to “wear pants, please“, for my last adjustment prior to my half marathon. Guess its a bit awkward to stick my leg in the air in a dress. Or so he would have me believe.

So for the second time in the calendar year I wore pants (well, proper trousers) to work.

And it felt wrong all day.

Injury status 2.5 days pre Half Marathon? Broken, but hopefully on the mend. quickly

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