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Mentally Preparing

I hope this Saturday finds you well!  I woke up bright and early to head to work this morning.  I was so reluctant to climb out of my warm bed because I was sleeping super hard and had a sweet kitty baby cuddling with me. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Breakfast at work this morning consisted of a granola bar I  received in my race packet for my 10k last weekend.  A Cascadian Farm Organic granola bar.

I was impressed with their list of ingredients.

I didn’t know how I’d like the harness of the bar.  I’m used to chewy granola bars but I really loved this bar!  I’m definitely going to buy these at our next grocery trip.

They had great texture and a great flavor.  I’m definitely impressed.  Really excited that I have another sample pack left!  The pack comes with two bars and I ate one around 9 and the second around 10.

At 11:30, I was told that I was being sent home from work because I was in overtime. They hate to let you get those overtime hours in.  So here I am, at home and gearing up for an unexpected afternoon off with my 21 mile run.  I’m trying to mentally prepare since I didn’t expect to run it today so hopefully I’ll be good to go.

I ate the lunch I had packed for work today.  A simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a pear on the side.  I just love my new paper towels.  It makes me excited about summer being right around the corner!

I’m letting my digest a bit before I hit the pavement.  I’m glad that I am able to run today because it’s supposed to rain tomorrow.  I’m going to take full advantage of having sunshine today!  And hey, at least I carbo loaded last night without realizing it!  I should be all set.  I do have a few frustrations to run out and I feel like that always makes for my best runs when I have stress that needs to be dealt with.

Wish me luck!  Twenty one miles seems daunting but knowing that this is my last long, long run before the marathon, I think it’ll keep me going!  Can you believe 4 weeks from today I’ll be running my first marathon?!  I sure can’t!  Eeek!!  Getting excited!

I’ll be posting later tonight after I ice, take a bath and eat some dinner!!

What do you think you would do with the rest of the day if you were sent home early from work?!


2 Responses

  1. I have not tried that brand yet. I keep seeing the cereals and they look great. Oh, if I ever got sent home I’d take the opportunity to get caught up on chores that never seem to end.

  2. I would cook a nice meal, or clean house, or go for coffee with a friend!!

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