So, I’ve had a change of plans. After a little bit more research, I found a June marathon that is closer to home: the 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Marathon in Philadelphia on June 15th.
The other day I was reading the reviews of God’s Country Marathon – one person wrote about the beautiful scenery along the way, mentioning that he/she saw “squirrels, deer, and a bear.”
Back the truck up.
Seriously, if I saw a bear while trying to run a marathon, I think I would have a legit heart attack.
That comment, coupled with the almost 4 hour travel each way, prompted me to see if there was another marathon around the same time closer to home. I’m not trying to run a marathon, not be on the next episode of “Man v. Wild,” thankyouverymuch.
After some research, I found the 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Marathon. Even though it is later in the month, and could therefore be much warmer, there are many things that I love about this marathon:
- It is the day after the last day of school. A fun way to end the school year.
- Closer to home = I do not have to ride in a car for 4 hours with marathon legs.
- More of my family and friends can come to cheer me on. Yay!
- The race seems really fun
- The course is through Pennypack Park and is mostly shaded.
- My name is Heidi, so that may earn me cool points with the German race organizers.
Awesome, right? I am stupid excited about it.
So, with 2 more weeks, I am stepping back my training program 2 weeks back. I am a sticker when it comes to training. I like to complete the program as prescribed. I try to not miss one. single. run. My thought behind this is that I don’t want to get to the start line and wonder how things would have been different if I had followed the plan. Rather, I want to get to the start line knowing that I followed the plan to the letter- that I did everything I could to be as successful as possible.
This morning was one of those good, strong runs. I did 5 miles on my treadmill at home. That treadmill is slowly dying. I can’t really complain, though. We got the treadmill for $75 last year on Craig’s List. I wish we could afford a really beautiful, new treadmill for our home! My dream. For now, I am going to milk this sucker for all it is worth and then look for another cheap option to power my 4 am runs.
My eats this week have been pretty typical with my usual oatmeal for breakfast and crock pot veggies for lunch.
I wanted something different for dinner tonight and I have been craving sloppy joes lately. So, tonight I made a healthier version- “Sloppy Janes”. I got the recipe from Hungry Girl, and modified it a bit. I cooked up ground chicken with the following ingredients:
1 red bell pepper
1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
3/4 jar tomato sauce
A little bit of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ
I sauteed all the ingredients together and served them on everything rolls with a salad. It was really good.
I came home from work starving and mistakingly ate too much while cooking dinner- I hate when I do that- so I had mine sans roll.
Woah, it’s almost 10. We are really crazy. Better get to bed!