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Preparation

I’m in full Marine Corps Marathon prep mode.

There’s a detailed list (that’s a little dirty – it’s been living in the kitchen!) and I’ve started laying everything out in our extra room.

Also, I’m prepping my body with food and beverages.

Lunch was a delicious panini creation.

White cheddar, provolone, spinach and blueberry preserves on ciabatta. Kettle chips, raspberries and carrots on the side.

I picked up a kombucha on the way back to work. Probiotics and antioxidants galore!

And dinner tonight was heavy on the carbs!

Greek-style quinoa (yes, I am addicted to quinoa). I cooked the quinoa with vegetable broth, chickpeas, onions, kalamata olives, spinach, sundried tomatoes, garlic and parsley. I topped it with Greek yogurt. Shocker. Sooo delicious.

Let’s talk about today’s workouts. I took Sullie out for a very easy, very slow three miles before work this morning. My legs felt great. The only bad part of the run was the insane humidity. I am so happy that this weather will be gone by this weekend. It is not enjoyable.

I went to a hot vinyasa class at Y2 tonight with the intention of taking it easy. I was disillusioned. There is no taking it easy in Celeste’s classes. Her flows are so challenging and it didn’t help that I positioned myself directly in front of a heater. I seriously thought I was going to spontaneously combust. I came home and chugged Gatorade. Hydration!!! I thought I was going to go to one more yoga class on Friday morning but I’m second guessing that decision now. I might just incorporate more pre-race rest.

I’m off to work on my marathon playlist (Anyone want to see it when I’m done? I will post it if y’all do.) and forage in the kitchen for dessert.

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  • 1
    Kat October 28, 2010, 12:15 am

    Bring on the playlist! I’m a huge huge music person!! I had power songs every hour on my marathon! Let’s you know to gear up for the next round of 60 minutes! Would love to hear some new music!

  • 2
    Rebecca October 28, 2010, 1:20 am

    Good luck on the weekend with your marathon, I look forward to reading about it. Please post your play list, I am always trying to find new music to run too.

  • 3
    Molly October 28, 2010, 5:37 am

    Please post your song list! I love your blog!

  • 4
    Sarah October 28, 2010, 8:17 am

    Yes I would love to see the playlist when you are finished! I am so proud of you!!!! You are going to rock that marathon!

  • 5
    Brittney October 28, 2010, 8:26 am

    Yes please! I’d like to see your playlist! I’m so excited for you, you are going to be awesome this weekend!!

  • 6
    Becca October 28, 2010, 8:54 am

    i would like to see it also! i am running a half marathon in december, and contemplating doing a full one in march! i will definitely need some inspiration along the way! thanks!

  • 7
    lauren October 28, 2010, 9:33 am

    POST the PLAYLIST! 🙂 I love seeing what other runners use as pump-up songs!

  • 8
    Jen October 28, 2010, 9:50 am

    I am so excited for you Jen! My fingers are crossed that you have a great race! You’ve done everything right so far 🙂 That finish line is so close!

  • 9
    Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) October 28, 2010, 10:14 am

    Love the quinoa combo! 🙂

    So excited to hear about the marathon!!

  • 10
    ashley October 28, 2010, 10:36 am

    You must share your playlist! I can’t believe the race is just 2 days away! I am so excited for you! You’re going be fabulous!

    • 11
      Jen October 28, 2010, 5:49 pm

      Thanks Ashley – once I post this playlist you might be the only one who gets it! 😉 Not your typical workout tunes!

  • 12
    skinnyrunner October 28, 2010, 11:13 am

    i lay all my stuff out before a race too. makes it harder to forget something and then you have less to stress about. good luck!

  • 13
    Suzette October 28, 2010, 4:57 pm

    Wishing you a happy + successful marathon! 🙂

  • 14
    maureen June 15, 2011, 3:51 pm

    Am just know discovering this blog. Thanks for your motivation & dedication to living a healthy lifestyle.
    I have a question about the greek style quinoa recipe. You cook all together? Like with the water to boil the quinoa? For how long? I have never tried quinoa but very much want to..just not sure how to cook it!
    Thanks!
    Maureen

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