|That is Amanda in the middle (in between Ben and Maggie) on the morning of the 5k Turkey Trot that Josh and I put on. Amanda ran the whole thing!!|
I ran 358 miles in the month of May! Today was my last "long run" before Utah Valley Marathon, and it was just 12 miles (two mile warm up, 8 miles at goal marathon pace, two mile cool down). My splits were 7:55, 7:41, 7:08, 7:08, 7:10, 7:04, 7:04, 7:06, 7:04, 6:56, 7:45, 8:18. My goal pace miles were a little fast, but I felt great and just went with it. And knock on wood/fingers crossed/prayers said - after two weeks of being gluten-free I have now had two very encouraging days in a row with my stomach issues.
There are now just 8 days until Utah Valley Marathon! I am pretty excited and don't think I could feel any better. I go into this race feeling loved, supported, encouraged, blessed, peaceful, and happy emotionally. I go into this race feeling as healthy, strong, and physically fit as I have ever been. And I go into this race with the confidence of knowing that I have put in the work and then some. One more week of taper and then I am ready to race. :)