Monica and Theodora both arrived safe and sound here in Boston. I picked up Theodora from South Station last night and Monica from the airport this morning. Once we were all together at my house, we spent the morning catching up and going over some last-minute preparation for Reach the Beach.
- Buy snacks from Trader Joe’s
- Buy bug spray
- Wash & dry pug fur-covered blankets
- Pack hand sanitizer
- Pack extra TP
I feel like we’re in pretty good shape with our packing.Now, I just hope we didn’t forget anything!
At noon, we’re meeting the rest of Team Off Balance at the New Balance offices and then we’re driving up to the factory and Sports Research Lab for a tour and team dinner later on. I can’t believe the relay is already here!
On our way home from the airport this morning, Monica and I stopped at Marylou’s to grab iced coffees for everyone. I went with my usual Peanut Butter Wonderful (milk, no sugar).
To eat, I toasted up a couple of waffles to which I added peanut butter, almond butter, and banana slices.
Over breakfast, I took a look at my legs for the relay. My first leg is 3.79 miles, my second leg is 6 miles, and my third leg, which is always the hardest (haha), is 6.51 miles for a total of 16.3 miles. I’m feeling pretty confident about the first and third legs, but I’m already getting nervous for my second leg, which I will most likely run in the middle of the night. I’m actually kind of afraid of the dark… and bears.
The course map also shows the elevation of each leg, including the uphill and downhill percentage and denivelation. My legs include a bunch of hills, so they’re categorized as “hard,” which means I plan to make them my bitch.
Feel Great Weight
Frequently, I receive emails from readers asking how I motivate myself to exercise and stick to a regular workout routine. I typically mention my use of mantras and self-talk to get me in the groove, but I also found that scheduling my workouts for the week is the best and most effective way to keep me motivated. I plan my workouts in my Google calendar, typically on Sunday afternoon, just like I would any other appointment, whether it’s a business meeting, a visit to the dentist, or a friend’s bridal shower. This way, I can hold myself accountable for each workout because they are an appointment I can’t break. Why Scheduling is a Key to Fitness Motivation
Question of the Day
Have you ever run at night? If so, what’d you think? Are you afraid of the dark?