Life is indescribably busy right now and if I went into details I am sure some of you might scoff and think that is not busy but lately I feel like I just don't have time to for anything but work and then on the weekend I try to pack as much fun and sleep as I can.
Let's see . . . since I last updated on my training I had a week full of stomach issues and mid run stops frantically trying to find a bathroom (is there a worse feeling of defeat and panic in the world?!). This caused my planned 18 mile run two Sundays ago to only be a 15.4 mile run. BUT then I went to the food and wine festival at Epcot and ended up with 26.35 miles for the day! (I can't find the screen shot I took of my phone to prove it but go to my Instagram and you will see it (@yappyrunner) and confirm I am not lying).
I guess technically taper started a week early but not really since I did all that walking at Epcot - so it was like a halfway taper ;) This past weekend I ran 13.1 miles and did feel a little tired and my calves were a little tight. I have kept my miles during the week the same (17 miles) and only reduced my Sunday long run miles - this is what I have done in the past and it has worked so I am sticking to it this time around - only the week of do I cut down on my weekday miles. We are 11 days out and I CANNOT wait - both for the marathon and to have a mini vacation!!!
Some other randomness before I go (have to keep this real short):
I am now a Disney pass holder! Woo hoo! It is the silver plan so there are a bunch of black out dates (all of summer - who cares it is 200 degrees in the summer) and Christmas (this makes my heart hurt but $700 for the all access no blackout dates pass is a ridiculous amount of money I do not have).
I am loving the way my neighborhood is getting into the Halloween spirit and it does make me sad I am going to miss Halloween in Orlando because I will be in NYC . . . but there is always next year :)
Finally, I am VERY close to reaching my goal for St. Jude! I have gotten incredible support from family and friends and I AM SO GRATEFUL! Just under $300 shy - my deadline was supposed to be October 19 but my fundraising site is still up so if you can spare $5, $10, any amount please stop by and donate! Click here.