Thoughts, 13.1 of them

1. I ran this morning. All 3.1 miles worth. It felt glorious, especially charging up that last hill, envisioning the finish line on Sunday. I want to charge towards it. Must remember this on Sunday, note to self…

2. Oats in a jar is quite possibly the best invention ever. I tried them for the first time today (yes, the FIRST time, can you believe it?). In a word: epic jar of oats was devoured – complete with irish oats, chopped warm apples and cinnamon and the remnants of my organic Trader Joe’s peanut butter. Ridiculously good. 

3. I’m running a half marathon on Sunday!! My second one…which somehow makes me feel totally qualified to be a “runner.” Weird, I know.

4. I heart my friends – of the bloggy, IRL and sister friends variety. Amazing how much love and support is around me as I stare down 13.1 ❤

5. My husband bought the most perfect bunch of bananas at the store today. Definitely on my race day breakfast menu – sliced atop a cinnamon bagel thin smeared with peanut butter (don’t worry, I have a spare jar on hand at all times). 

6. Carb-loading Sutera pizza style tomorrow – it’s ALL I can think about. You have no idea how good our pizza is – we’ve perfected the craft really. And no, I’m not ashamed to admit it. Pictures to come…maybe. 😉

7. I swear, faith is coming in handy these days. The forecast is looking up for Sunday – weatherman says “the storm is taking longer to arrive at our doorstep than anticipated…showers should hold off until mid-to-late morning” <—can’t you just see God working his magic here or just me?? 

8. “Run the mile you’re in” might just be the best race day mantra around. Thanks to Jo’s blog friend for uttering such a true statement in one of her blog comments on my sister’s blog recently. It’s totally stuck with me ever since.  

9. I wonder how many bunnies I’ll see during the half on Sunday…hm. Personal goal? 5 bunnies! 

10. Faces I’m excited to see as I cross the finish line: My mom, my dad, my mother and father-in-law (best in-laws ever, hands down), and my sister-in-law (she’s also racing with us but um, is super fast, so I fully expect to see her at the finish line well before me!). This is what gets me through those tough moments during a race – smiling supportive loving faces, both there at the finish and cheering me on from the virtual sidelines (my sis JenHeather, Lindsay, and Melissa, to name just a few!)

11. Given the revised forecast, I *will* be rocking my Lululemon run shorts afterall…y’know, in case you were just dying to know. 😉 

12. I seriously can’t get the thought of that 25k on labor day weekend off my mind. Please – someone tell me I’m crazy?! 

13.1. I’m ready. To run proud. My one, my only goal for this half marathon. To run proud. 

19 thoughts on “Thoughts, 13.1 of them

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  2. Good luck girlie!!! I know that you will rock it! I can’t wait to see picture of Sutera Pizza…I’m a die-hard lover of pizza and can’t wait to carbo-load on it myself!!!

    • It is the BEST pizza ever – we make our own dough in the bread machine (we double the recipe so it’s extra thick crust, soft on the inside, crusty on the outside – with garlic and parm cheese on the edges), and top it with our own sauce and freshly shredded mozzarella cheese ( no other toppings allowed, or it doesn’t get as crusty on the top and sides). To. Die. For. I’m drooling now. LOL.

  3. Oats in the jar are just the best. My newest breakfast deal is overnight wet muesli, I put oats and milk in a bowl with some raisins and add grated apple and pear the following morning. Soo tasty. Best of luck in the run at the weekend, you’ll do great.

  4. Isn’t it funny how runners never ALWAYS consider themselves runners? I mean, I’m a runner. I run. I run fairly often, and the number of times a week is bumping up again, but I don’t always think I’m a runner. You said that because you’re running your second half, that you’re feeling “qualified” to call yourself a runner. Woman, you ARE a runner. Even if you decided against this race, you’re a runner. You have runner spirit. You have runner legs. You’ve reigned victorious over runner mental roadblocks.

    I definitely want to know about this Sutera pizza.

    And you better damn well believe I’ll be down here in VA waiting to hear from you and cheering you on!!!!

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