|Thankfully they are ready to retire!|
|Perfectly normal to see during a workout, right?|
We stopped quite a few times - mostly for me - and I worried I was hindering Sara's workout. Thankfully the trail we were on has a lot of business we could stop at and refill our water bottles. I didn't realize we were going to end up on Route 3 in Westerville during their Christmas parade. We got to see Santa - who waved at us but I ignored him and men dressed as the nutcracker riding horses. We were the only people wearing workout clothes in the parade and as Sara said on her blog, she was surprised at how close we were to our cars when we turned around. We could have just gone back and cut out 9 miles but we didn't - we turned around & went back the way we came!
|How we are still smiling is beyond me!|
I was excited to achieve two things during this workout: a personal distance record of 18 miles and 1,000 miles tracked with my Garmin in 2011. I was telling Sara that the number does not include any treadmill workouts - just mileage tracked with my Garmin in 2011 from walking or biking. I may have more than 1,000 miles on my feet this year, but I decided the only one that would count had to be counted by the Garmin. I am so glad I got to achieve this goal with such a good friend like Sara! I enjoyed getting the time to know her better too - definitely something we haven't had a lot of time to do!
I feel ready to try further distances but I definitely have to learn the proper nutrition. I had a decent breakfast and 5 GUs during the workout but I definitely need to learn more. I ate a big dinner when I got home - way more than I normally do but went to bed still hungry. Today, I ate my normal serving of my protein shake - blueberries, milk, protein powder & honey (302 calories) for breakfast & I was hungry again by 9. Thankfully I work from home & was able to rectify it. I need to learn proper nutrition & diet for a marathon before I just jump into it feet first. I also need to go get new shoes..........those Glycerin 9s have way too many miles on them!
Where did you learn the proper nutrition for your marathon training? How was your first long run or walk?