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The Final Countdown…

Okay, so “The Final Countdown” always reminds me of Gob (pronounced Jobe haha) on Arrested Development…probably my favorite character.



Anyway, the race is in 4 days! I think it actually hit me last night laying bed (of course, what a convenient time). I started to realize that this Sunday I was going to have to get my butt out of bed at like 5:30, get myself motivated, stretched, and ready to run 26.2 miles. 26.2 miles!! I’ve done it before..but every time I think about it it never ceases to amaze and annoy me. That is a seriously long distance. No matter how many times you’ve ran it, I’m not convinced it can ever be easy.

It’s been quite a journey. I’ve had a hard time, as you know, in the past few months staying motivated. It’s probably tough in general for anyone training for a race to stay motivated when they’re training alone. It’s so much easier when you have a group to rely on and keep you going. But I am proud of myself for getting back into the training after our honeymoon and sticking with it. I completed the longest runs, so hopefully my body’s ready for an even longer run this Sunday!

As I mentioned before, this week is a breeze (which I love!). Yesterday I ran 3 miles and today will be 2. Here were my stats for yesterday:

Marathon Training: Week 17

  • Distance: 3.00 miles
  • Time: 23:44 min/sec
  • Pace: 7:54 min/sec
  • Calories: 250

I love how 2 and 3 miles feel so short now!

Today’s my last day of work and tomorrow we leave for Oregon! I bought all my gels I need yesterday and today I’m hoping to practice the art of running and drinking at the same time today! I don’t want to stop at the water stations while running, but I also don’t want to choke so I need to practice drinking out of dixie cups while running!

Today in general is a packing day! We’re almost completely moved out of our place here in Dallas. Besides moving, we also need to pack for Oregon. That means making sure my Ipod playlist is updated too! Any suggestions on good running songs? Maybe I’ll add “The Final Countdown” for a mid run laugh?

Have a great Wednesday!






9 comments to The Final Countdown…

  • Ahaha! I love that clip! Okay, this is so weird- just last night my boyfriend was telling me the exact same thing, how whenever he hears the final countdown it reminds him of that!

    4 days! You are so ready to kick butt!

  • Amy

    I love the beginning… ‘a magician named Gob haha’ that show is hilarious.
    thanks for the sweet comment! I’m a little scared…

  • Hey! I just stumbled on your blog from twitter – love what I’m reading so far. Our philosphy/approach to working out and eating and well, fun, too, seem very similar! Good luck on your race!!

  • em

    duh duh duh duhhhhh dunh dunh dunh du duhhhh
    yes the final countdown!
    you are going to do so well. SEe you tomorrow!

  • Yay! This is exciting! You really have stuck to it and kept motivated even when you didn’t feel it. I know you’re going to have a great race on Sunday – I’ll be cheering for you from here! 🙂 Safe travels.

  • Congrats! Sounds like your training has gone well and you are prepared. We look forward to hearing how well it goes Sunday. Some songs I like to run to:

    On to the next one-Jay Z
    That’s not my name-Ting Tings
    Run the world (girls)-Beyonce

    Have fun!

  • Jill

    Can’t wait to see you in Eugene. It’ll be great to see my two daughters running in a race together. I’m very proud of you both. Lots of luck. L, J

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