Warning: this post is long, but official race pictures are included! I'm going to attempt to get through my entire marathon experience at once. I have divided the post into four sections: Training, The Marathon, Post-race, and Tips. I tried to touch on the physical, emotional, and psychological experience as well as address some of the questions I have been asked. Here we go. Marathon Training Training for a marathon is a huge time commitment. The time involved was my biggest hesitation before . . .
Today is actually the one year anniversary of my first ever race - the Holy Half Marathon at Notre Dame. I find it very fitting that exactly one year after I proved to myself that I could simply be a runner, I have proved to myself that I can push my body to run a marathon. ************** I slept decently well last night and was ready to go when my alarm rang at 5am. I drank some hot lemon water while I got dressed. I felt good - excited and just a little nervous. I was worried I might . . .
I'm finally watching GLEE! I didn't get to last night since I had a bunch of things to do after work, but now I'm cuddled on the couch with my post-dinner grapefruit and Finn on the TV. Lunch today was one of my go-tos when I don't have leftovers: Dr. Praeger's with a side of veggies and an apple. Today's Dr. Praeger's was topped with hummus, avocado, tomato and spinach. Veggies were sugar snap peas and the apple was a very crisp Pink Lady. Surprisingly this held me over all the way to . . .
My wonderful boyfriend apparently knows me very well and gave me a vegan cooking class for Christmas! The class was held last night at a store here in St. Louis called Kitchen Conservatory. They have a cooking class nearly every night of the week ranging from "Girls Night Out" and "Date Night For Couples" to "Kitchen Skills". Check out the schedule here! Last night's class was held by Chef Clara Moore, the head chef at a Local Harvest Cafe. She is not a vegan, but her restaurant features . . .