LA Marathon, oh my!!!
Oh hai there!!!!! Remember me?! :D
Long time no write here. Sorry about that! I’ve just been a bit busy and haven’t had much time to be a good blogger. I have so much catching up to do on all of you that I don’t even know where to start. So, if there’s anything important that you want to share with me, please do! :)
OK, so…the LA Marathon. It’s happening. In 15 hours!
Am I ready? No!
Does my plantar fasciitis still bother me? Yes.
Should I be running tomorrow? No!
Will I be running anyway? You betcha!
Will I finish? Who the hell knows…
I’m going on a run tomorrow. Since I live just blocks away from the finish line, I’ll have to get there one way or another ;) After mile six, every 2 miles, there will be aid stations with shuttles for anyone who can’t finish, so I can take that if shit hits the fan. Or call hubby to pick me up. I’m not going kill myself just to finish. If I do great, if I don’t oh well. DNF doesn’t bother me. If my foot/leg isn’t doing well tomorrow, I won’t try to cause even more damage. So it will be how it will be.
One thing that slightly worries me is the heat because it going to be quite hot and dry. I haven’t trained in the heat since last summer, so that’s going to be ‘fun’. I did get a cooling cloth that I will wear around my neck. I haven’t used it yet, so I hope it works.
These are the temps we’re looking at. And I highly doubt that there’s any shade along the route:
At the expo today I got together with Robb, Cassi, and Rosa. I wish Rosa could have stayed with us longer and that she could join us for lunch. After the Expo, we went to The Farm Of Beverly Hills to gram some delicious food :)
Now I’m all ready and prepared (I believe so) for tomorrow. I have to get up super early because my shuttle from Santa Monica to the start line at the Dodger’s Stadium leaves at 4:30 am (<—-not cool at all!).
Flat tinkerbellrun (my irl friends call me T-Rex, hence the bib) and my Buggy checking out my LAM shirt ;) He approves, though I’d prefer if it wasn’t grey. Don’t get me wrong, I love gray, but for running I prefer loud bright neon colors.
And here is all my so called marathon training in pictures. Kids, don’t do this at home!!! Seriously, it’s stupid to run on so little training and a bummed leg. But hey, I’m here to prove it, so you don’t need to. You’re welcome! ;)
So yeah, there’s that. Off to bed now and I’ll report when I’m done.
Peace out my dear friends!
I opted for a thong and ended up completely covered with a sheet except for the areas he worked on at the time. It was FANTABULOUS! It hurt so good!!!! But I will keep my undies on in the future too, they were not in the way and I was more comfortable that way ;) And I went with a good 20% tip.
A quick question, well 2 questions actually
I’m going to my very first sports massage today and I just realized that I have no idea what to wear to it. Specifically, what kind of underwear. At least I hope I can wear underwear!? Thongs or boy shorts?
Also, how much does one tip for something like that?
What say you Tumblr?
LA Marathon training (sort of…) W12D5
Daily Sparkle brought to you by a beautiful overcast sky that made it look like it was a nice cold winter day, which it most certainly wasn’t. The temps were still in the mid to upper 70s.
The three pictures from top to bottom were taken in a chronological order. The sun just couldn’t resist throwing a little last minute peep show from beyond the clouds.
Life is good! :) (even if your day starts with you wanting to punch half of the world in their faces…)
3.1 mi in 27:54 at 8:55 min/mi Short and slow(ish) just to warm up for tomorrow’s 10K with mar-kicksass, happyfitrunnergirl, and robbsrunning (lagirlontherun, we’ll miss you!!!! Have a great 60 miler ride!!!) :)
As far as marathon training goes, I’m not sure what I’m doing. I’ve missed so many days with this silly plantar fasciitis and it’s still trying to hang in there. So, I’ll just try to run as much as I can and hope for the best. Most likely, my longest run of the training will be the marathon itself. Yeah, I know….. It’s ok. I’m not afraid to take a cab to the finish line (DNF) if I have to. You know, since I live right up the street from it, so I’ll have to get there one way or another. I’ll just play this whole thing by ear and see where it gets me.
LA Marathon training W12D2
Daily Sparkle brought to you by a very hilly slow poke run on an empty stomach.
Running on empty kind of sucks, but It makes me happy anyway. How could it not?!
Just look what we have to deal with here in Southern CA! Yup, pretty blossoming trees and flowers are our answer to the Polar Vortex 2.0 menacing most of the country ;)
But don’t worry, we are jealous of all your snow because we are in a serious drought. See, it’s all about balance ;)
Anyway, 6 miles in 56:58 at 9:28 min/mi
46 days till the marathon! Oh my…..!!!!!!
LA Marathon training W11D7
Daily Sparkle brought to you by a gorgeous sunset show. Yet again! This is the gift that just keeps giving :D
Life is so beautiful! <3 (Even when it sucks)
6.25 magical miles in 52:06 at 8:19 min/mi
Also, the fastest 10k in 51:49 :D
LA Marathon training W11D6/back from recovery
Daily Sparkle brought to you by 4 beautiful miles in memory of Meg Menzies and all other victims of drunk driving.
I did not know Meg but she was a member of our global running community. Meg was a mother of 3 young children, a wife, a daughter, a friend…
Please, I beg of you all don’t drive when under influence and for God’s sake don’t text and drive!!!! I see way too many drivers looking at their phone screens instead of looking ahead!
Be a responsible driver, cyclist, pedestrian, and a runner!
Stay safe everybody!!!
Plantar fasciitis update:
I gave it another 5 days of rest. Well, except being on my feet at work all day every day. I had two nights of 12 hours of sleep this week, and I’ve been icing, rolling, and stretching.
I got my Strassburg sock in the mail today, so I’ll see if this will help to keep PF at bay. I have to say that I’ve had almost no pain in the morning this week, but by the end of the day after being on my feet, my heel does start to hurt, but not as bad as it did in the beginning.
I have to thank everybody again for all your continued input and well wishes. Thank you! You’re the most awesome group out there!
I will get it this week for sure! I do try to fall asleep holding my foot in the proper position and wen I wake up I stretch my foot before I get up. It seems to be helping a little bit. I actually got a night splint but it made the top of my foot fall asleep and I woke up in a panic, took it off and never put it back on (I forgot to include that in my post). Hopefully I’ll be able to return it.
LA Marathon training/plantar fasciitis test run W10D7
Daily Sparkle brought to you by a beautiful sunset show and another short run to test my foot.
Mother Nature is such an amazing artist!!!
4 miles in 33:29 at 8:21 min/mi
So here’s the scoop on my foot:
LA Marathon “training”/plantar fasciitis test run W10D6
Daily Sparkle brought to you by a little short test run to see how my footsie feels tomorrow. I haven’t had any pain while running but it’s the next morning when the pain usually comes alive. So, we’ll see. I hope the 7 days of rest, stretching, and icing did the trick.
Btw, these last 7 days have been the longest consecutive days of no running for me, since March 15th 2013. The longest before this was the 5 consecutive days in Dec. when I was sick.
Also, photobombs! First me photobombing Bug and then me being photobombed by my hubby :)
Also also, the moon and a sunset.
3.92 mi in 34:09 @ 8:43 min/mi