I will be taking a break from my normal Make a Difference Monday post and will be highlighting some wonderful facts about the Boston Marathon(will be doing this the whole week). I am hoping this will get me motivated for the Marathon!
The Boston Marathon is the oldest in the county. The first was in 1896 and the 24.5 mile route went from the Irvington Oval in Boston to Metcalf’s Mill in Ashland. Today, the distance has increased to 26.2 miles and the route starts in Hopkinton, continues through eight cities and towns and ends up near Copley Square in Boston. So you actually run into Boston!
I didnâ€™t realize that the Boston Marathon was the oldest marathon in the country, the history major in me thinks this is cool!
I woke up early this morning to get in some Gentle Hatha Yoga #1 from YogaDownload.com. It felt great to refocus and get a stretch in. Hatha yoga for me is better in the morning, I love all the breathing and not any back bends or too intense moves.
I made a Bowl of Apple Butter Oats:
1/2 c oats,1 c water, vanilla, 1/2 banana,flax seed and 1 tbsp of PB2.
Bobbiâ€™s Granola Greatness, chopped pecans, 1/4 c of Kashi GoLean, and a splash of almond milk.
I love putting PB2 in my oats it blends in so well and adds the perfect touch of sweetness.
Like I said last night I will be eating SUPER CLEAN this week maintaining a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet during the next seven days before my big run. As well as drinking lots of fluids.
This weeks training schedule:
|No Run, Yoga+ Kickboxing
|3.5- 4 mile run + Kickboxing
|20 minutes of easy running+ Weight Training
|2 mile Tempo run, 3.5 miles total
|3 miles EASY!
Everyday I intend on using my foam roller to do the following stretches. Please yell at me and tell me to stretch!!!!
How do you get motivated/pumped for a race, or shoot just to get up and move your BUTT??
"Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it’s all about."
-PattiSue Plumer, U.S. Olympian