Happy Tuesday! It’s funny how when you go back to school, you’re immediately thinking (or well… at least I am) ‘ HOW did I ever find the time to do all this and somehow have a social life?!?’ Ha. My classes this summer are shortened, so they are REALLY intense (for the most part), so it seems normal to be a bit well - shocked - , but then I just remind myself that I only have 6 more weeks to go of them ; ) It’s all about perspective right?!
I’ve been wanting to do this post for A WHILE now, but honestly just haven’t had the time ((or internet!)). Eugene feels like a million years ago, but in reality - it was only 3 weeks ago? Crazy how fast time flies ( especially when you move!). So, here we go:
-Went out for a shakeout run
Came back to have a mini bagel, honey, and a banana (I knew it would be at least another hour or more before we were able to get breakfast).
We went to Panera for breakfast (it’s always so hard to know what works for your stomach before a race & I think that Panera is still an OK thing ((even though I had some major GI distress during the second half of the race)).
I grabbed a cinnamon sugar bagel with butter from there as well to have as a snack on the drive to Eugene from Portland
Snacked on pretzels throughout the day!
Chipotle for lunch after visiting the expo. I think this is where my GI distress may have come from. I didn’t get anything with cheese, but it was just heavy. I also think that -generally- I had too many carbs (I don’t normally eat THIS much carb-centered foods), but honestly nutrition is still such a foreign thing to me!
Some pasta with butter for dinner (we ate relatively early - before 6pm - to hopefully let our food settle. Spoiler: mine did not ha. ).
Still got through the marathon and managed even splits and a 1 minute PR. You can find my full race recap here!
-Anyone else go back to school to get a degree. Tips?!?
-Favorite things to eat before a marathon?! I”M SO CONFUSED ON CARBO-LOADING still. HELP!