We’re getting there, and I’m pretty much like.
Also, things are getting pretty real because NYRR has issued our bib numbers and wave assignments.
This is the first time that I’ve been assigned to wave 4 – I usually have been assigned to wave 1 or 2 in the past. I will admit that this assignment was kind of a blow to my ego, but it is what it is. Hopefully, 2022 can be my running rebuilding year.
This week of marathon training has been uneventful. I pretty much did an 18mi run for long run Saturday and a couple of Shaun T’s Insanity HIIT workouts. I wanted to hit 20 miles, but I just did not have the mental capacity to do it. I’m not sure why, but getting to 20 miles have been so difficult to accomplish this marathon season. Like I said before, it is what it is at this point.
OMG, I probably played Loreen’s Europhia (winner of Eurovision 2012) back to back at least 10 times during my long run. I gotta say that the Swedes 🇸🇪 can put together great pop songs for Eurovision.
One more clip from that year’s Eurovision; y’all know that I loves me a nice power ballot. Here we have Pastora Soler’s 🇪🇸 Quédate Conmigo. While Pastora came in 10th place, this is pretty good position since Spain usually places in the bottom even with decent singers/songs.
Based on my training, I’ve already come to terms with this marathon being my slowest. Since my wave will start pretty late (11:20 am) and daylight savings is the night before the marathon, I’m already well prepared to finish this thing after the sun goes down. For NYC Marathon, the plan is pretty much to walk 0.1miles for every 2 miles and walk across the Queensboro Bridge (around mile 13).
Battle of the Bulge:
Last week, I mentioned that I started Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix, and it has been going so so. So-so because I have trying to get used to cooking again. I have been spoiled for the past two years because the hubby pretty much has handled all of our grocery shopping and cooking needs. It has been a bit interesting getting back into the flow of things in the kitchen. LOL at damn near having a panic attack in Whole Foods because I forgot where everything was located. I do not think that I have been inside of our local Whole Food for at least a year.
While I have not followed the plan 100% (hey, I’m easing into the plan), it has been nice eating a bit healthier. Also, it has been nice to save a couple of bucks by bringing my lunch and making (well reheating) dinner at home. The one issue that I have with the plan is to fit in all of my feedings within my feeding window because I’m still doing (or attempting to do) 16:8 intermittent fasting. My plan:
- Green – Veggies – 5 containers
- Purple – Fruits – 3 containers
- Red – Proteins – 5 containers
- Yellow – Carbs – 3 containers
- Blue – Healthy Fats – 1 container
- Orange – Dressing/Seeds – 1 container
For this week’s meal prep, I made a “skinny” beef stroganoff – one serving = 1/2 green, 1 yellow, and 1 red.
I’m not a huge fan of it because it does not taste like “fun” beef stroganoff. For instance, the recipe calls for Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. That said, since I’m eating this for the next few days, I guess that I’ll get used to it.
Here’s the receipe in case you are interested: https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/skinny-beef-stroganoff
Questions of the day:
How soon after a marathon have you started training for another marathon? Also, what was your training plan? As some may know, I registered for Rock n Roll: New Orleans, which is 90 days after NYC’s Marathon.
Since I’m planning to repeat my new year’s resolution from 2020 of running one half or full marathon for each month, what are some of your favorite half or full marathons? With Fred Lebow Half Marathon and New Orleans’s Marathon, January and February are spoken for.
What’s was your dumbest, most useless pandemic purchase? Mine were these resistance bands that I probably used 2-3 times.
OMG what bad luck for some oof our international NYC Marathon runners. The US is lifting its COVID travel ban on Nov. 8 . . . the day after NYC Marathon. Some lucky folks are actually going to spend two weeks quarantining in Canada to run NYC. Article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58929441.