So I might be a little crazy. I think I’m going to run a half-marathon in Watkins Glen on August 21st as a training run for my marathon. It happens to fall at the end of my one week of vacation between summer classes and IA training before fall classes, it’s on the weekend where my long training run would be 14 miles anyway, AND I was already hoping to go to Ithaca that weekend to visit Dan and my other friends.
…I’m really excited, haha. :)
I am excited about three things right now:
1. My smoothie!
Today’s post-workout (hilly walk and Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred video) elixir, which resembles Peppermint Patty ice cream in appearance only:
1/2 cup skim milk (blend by itself so it gets frothy)
strawberry Greek yogurt (I used a 5.3 oz container of Brown Cow)
4 strawberries, sliced
ice (I used a lot)
Celery was an afterthought, since we have one new bunch and the remnants of an old bunch in the fridge. I used the innards of the old bunch…the parts that no one ever wants to eat because they’re yellow and wilty. Can’t tell the difference once it’s blended! Also, I made a great smoothie yesterday with celery, romaine, pureed pumpkin, frozen banana, and cinnamon. It’s really astonishing to me how well veggies blend in to a fruit smoothie.
2. Possible marathon in October?!
Ever since I ran the 13.1® New York half in April, I’ve been trying to plan another half-marathon to do because I had so much fun (and experienced so much soreness and pain after, but I conveniently forget that part). Now I may be doing a full marathon! Syracuse is hosting the first annual Empire State Marathon on October 16. I’ll have to start training next week if I want to do this, but I am definitely looking forward to it. Running a marathon has been a life goal for me since high school, or maybe even junior high.
3. Boston next week!
I bought my Greyhound ticket yesterday and will be heading to Boston on Monday, June 13th to spend my birthday (the 14th) and the rest of the week with Dan and his family. I plan to spend the entire week exploring Boston, shopping, swimming at Dan’s, and being a humongous foodie. Expect several posts about foodie adventures (and hopefully pictures, since I finally fixed my digital camera)!