I have been getting lots of comments and emails with questions lately about my training, my nutrition, my fueling, etc. etc. I will be answering these in some upcoming posts. If you have a question, feel free to leave a comment and I will do my best to answer all of them.
Katie O. (who is very observant!) noticed that I was wearing my blue/black Brooks PureFlows (detailed review on my most favorite shoes here) in my pre-race Boston Marathon photos, but that in my official race photos I am wearing white and purple shoes, and she asked what was up with the shoe change.
The white/purple shoes I am wearing in my official Boston Marathon photos are also Brooks PureFlows. They come in three awesome colors now (see them all here). I always have at least three pairs of PureFlows in rotation as they are the only running shoes I wear now. I put on an old pair of black/blue PureFlows before I left my hotel room last Monday morning (it is crazy to me that it was over a week ago already!) and I had my purple/white racing shoes in my gear bag.
I didn't put on my race shoes until it was close to race time, since runners have a lot of walking/waiting around and a lot of time in a grass field before the Boston Marathon starts. The grass was definitely NOT wet last Monday, but it still was a good plan. So I wore my old pair of shoes until just before I headed out to the corrals, and then I lubed up my feet and put on fresh socks and my race pair of Brooks PureFlows (that were perfectly broken in with about 50 miles on them) and put my old pair in my gear bag.
I also always have a pair of my favorite flip-flops in my gear bag to put on when I am done. It feels amazing to me to take off my running shoes at the end of a race and slip on my favorite Reef flip flops.
I am enjoying a week of short/easy miles (nothing over 10 miles yet and no intensity), although I started back up my core/strength training again yesterday after a week of half strength two weeks before Boston, and then a week off before and a week off after race day. This morning I ran eight miles and it was blissful. My legs felt great and it was a fun run.
I am feeling great overall except for a tooth ache that has gotten progressively worse over the last two weeks. (Note - toothaches don't magically go away on their own no matter how much you wish them to). I am going in today for an emergency root canal/filling/crown. Should be super fun, and I am in denial about what it will all cost. Stupid teeth.
Today my Marcus is eight years old! Josh and I were in the room when he was born eight years ago and I was the first person to hold him. I love this kid. :)
I hope you all have a great day. More soon. :)