happy life, RUNNER wife

In my dreams, I am a Kenyan

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My grandpa is very sick…

He has been in and out of the hospital for the past two months and today he is going into home hospice. My heart hurts, but he is so happy to come home. I must try to find solace in knowing he will be comfortable at home, in his own bed, surrounded by people who love him most.

Today I will eat & eat & eat my feelings, because as an ex fat girl, it’s still my go-to first response to sadness so, fuck it… I’m goin with it.

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Everything I’ve ever read (which is hours and hours of reading because I’m an obsessive maniac about being prepared and knowledgable in the world of ultra running) says for the 50 miler, the longest run should be 30 miles. We figured it was so close to a 50K that we should push it the extra 1.2 miles. BUT, yes a little haha. Seems like 19 miles is a big distance to leave up to fate, but I think it’s better to keep your legs fresh (like only one 20 miler before a marathon) so we will see. I have no doubt about finishing, but I think our pace will just continue to slow the last part.

Everything I’ve ever read (which is hours and hours of reading because I’m an obsessive maniac about being prepared and knowledgable in the world of ultra running) says for the 50 miler, the longest run should be 30 miles. We figured it was so close to a 50K that we should push it the extra 1.2 miles. BUT, yes a little haha. Seems like 19 miles is a big distance to leave up to fate, but I think it’s better to keep your legs fresh (like only one 20 miler before a marathon) so we will see. I have no doubt about finishing, but I think our pace will just continue to slow the last part.

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Run for 20 minutes and you’ll feel better. Run another 20 and you might tire. Add on 3 hours and you’ll hurt, but keep going and you’ll see—and hear and smell and taste—the world with a vividness that will make your former life pale.
Scott Jurek, Eat & Run (via zestoftheday)

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Last long run before tapering begins for the 50 miler..

Thoughts…

-Haven’t started yet, and my left knee feels a little wonky from 6 flags I think. Must’ve been a little heel striking goin on there with all the walking we did.

-My calves are hella sore (yes I used the word hella) Gonna try to do a litttttlllle stretching before we take off.

- Today, we will run a 50K (31.2 miles) which technically will make me an ULTRA RUNNER.

-My race in NY is 50 miles, in 20 days, and I’m so nervous and excited and scared and happy and every emotion imaginable.

-It is 4:23 am and the sun has yet to come up.

- I have to eat a pb&j here in a few min as my pre run fuel, and thinking about it makes me feel sick.

-packed 9 snacks for the run today (ultra running requires a ridiculous amt of food) including such gems as homemade oatmeal-rice energy balls(I hate gu ewww), mini grilled cheese, and peanut m&ms (all the perfect combination of roughly 150 calories & carbs to keep us going)

-I need to get dressed and get off tumblr

Happy trails to you, until we meet again…. Hours and hours from now when you’re awake and I’m utterly exhausted….


ok ok I’m going BYE!