Last night I did a very brave thing. I may or may not regret it later today when I watch the Boston Marathon. The sweat, the tears, the pain...and then I'll know it was the right decision when I see some very happy men and women cross the finish line.
I signed up for my first marathon!
I may be just a little excited. When this popped up on the computer screen I went crazy:
Obviously, I'm running the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon. I first heard about it through Beepieruns (who is having a baby in a week and still blogging, awesome woman!) and once I read about it I had to do it. The marathon is capped at 700 runners, which is perfect for me since I don't love the idea of running in crowds. It's also a double loop through the battlefield's national military park, which is such a cool idea to me. Literally running through history. EXTRA BONUS, it's an hour from my house, with race-morning packet pick-up. So I can wake up in my own bed the morning of and save some pennies on a hotel. Basically, YAY! :)
Last night called for a quick healthy dinner so I compiled a few favorites on to a plate and called it a day. Here we have a baked sweet potato cut into wedges, a scoop of tabouli, and some sesame kale.
Thank you, Whole Foods. Between your rye bread loaves and your deli bar you provide me with so much tasty and nutritional goodness. Please move closer to me so I don't have to make it a monthly event and can instead partake of your deliciouness daily.
I'm desperately seeking streaming sites online that I can use to watch the actual coverage of the Boston Marathon today. Looks like if I want to watch it I'll have to shell out $5? No thanks, I'll keep looking!
Hope you all have wonderful Monday mornings!
Do you prefer big races or small ones?
I prefer the trail races because they're not busy, but the idea of a trail marathon makes me shake in my boots!!
What's the next race on your agenda?
Trail half-marathon in Chattanooga in one month!
What's your typical Monday morning breakfast?
No surprise here--oatmeal! I won't change it because I love it! With almonds, dried fruit, and flax.