Yea, I’m really not. But it’s my 100th post and I said to myself. “This is your 100th post you should say something amazing, great, and spectacular, something no one will ever forget!” and then I realized, “yea…..I got nothing.” So I decided to throw out the shock factor instead. I’m sorry if you came here looking for baby news; there really isn’t any. I’ve got a marathon to run. Can you imagine running a marathon while pregnant? I wonder how many pit stops at the porta potty that would be. As bad as I am, I would just save time by roping one around my tummy and dragging it along behind me. I’d put wheels on it of course.
I’ve got two goals for this weekend. First, I’ve got a 14 miler on my schedule. I keep reading everyone’s posts about 20 and 22 milers and I am starting to realize that those runs aren’t too far ahead in the future for me. Oh boy, what have I gotten myself into? I can’t imagine running that kind of mileage. That little widget thingy over there to the right says that I have a little over two months to prepare so thankfully I have some time. Second goal is to head over to REI and purchase a fuel belt. I appreciate all of your suggestions and comments on what you all do for water and fuel. I’ve decided that the fuel belt is the thing for me, so I’m going to break down and buy one and start using the damn thing. It certainly wouldn’t hurt to start experimenting with it now before I do get into those REALLY long runs.
I have also almost successfully made it to two weeks without eating meat. At this point, I am past the point of craving it, so I feel like I’m in good shape. However, this will be my first long run that I have done as a vegetarian. I am a little concerned about fueling before and after the run. I am always so incredibly hungry after my long runs and I need tons of protein. I realize that I can get my protein from other sources such as beans and nuts, but come on…I can’t eat beans all night. My husband wouldn’t want to go to bed with me. I have been partaking in lots of veggie burgers, whole wheat pasta, meatless chicken, and other meatless products, but I would really like some good vegetarian recipes. Anyone? Anyone?
Hope everyone has a great weekend!