It’s Getting So Close

The marathon is getting so close!! I can’t believe that it’s a little over two weeks away. I feels like we were just signing up for it! It’s getting real, people! 😯

A special box with all of our Team In Training gear arrived in the mail today.

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Inside was our uniforms, t-shirts, emergency bracelets, dinner and party tickets, flight and hotel information, etc.

Wow, it’s really starting to hit me. In 17 short days, I’m going to run a 26.2 miles (in a row). I’m nervous, but so excited! We’ll be in Phoenix before I know it! 😀

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Thanks for everyone’s music suggestions on this morning’s post. Check out the marathon mix that I created tonight:

  • Whataya Want from Me    3:47    Adam Lambert  
  • More Than A Feeling    4:47    Boston    Boston   
  • Born to Run    4:30    Bruce Springsteen   
  • Short Skirt, Long Jacket    3:28    Cake   
  • Evacuate the Dancefloor    3:28    Cascada   
  • Lost!    3:57    Coldplay   
  • Made Up My Mind    3:44    David Gray  
  • Hey Hey    3:06    The Elms   
  • Whatcha Say    3:43    Jason Derülo   
  • Run This Town    4:28    Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
  • Don’t Stop Believin’    4:11    Journey  
  • Teenage Dream    3:48    Katy Perry   
  • Firework    3:48    Katy Perry   
  • Tik Tok    3:20    Ke$ha   
  • We R Who We R    3:25    Ke$ha   
  • Let It Rock    3:51    Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne  
  • Bad Romance    4:54    Lady GaGa   
  • Alejandro    4:34    Lady GaGa   
  • Monster    4:09    Lady GaGa   
  • Speechless    4:31    Lady GaGa   
  • Dance In the Dark    4:49    Lady GaGa  
  • Telephone (feat. Beyoncé)    3:41    Lady GaGa   
  • So Happy I Could Die    3:55    Lady GaGa   
  • Teeth    3:41    Lady GaGa   
  • Just Dance (feat. Colby O’Donis)    4:02    Lady GaGa  
  • LoveGame    3:36    Lady GaGa   
  • Paparazzi    3:28    Lady GaGa   
  • Poker Face    3:57    Lady GaGa   
  • Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)    2:55    Lady GaGa   
  • Beautiful, Dirty, Rich    2:52    Lady GaGa   
  • The Fame    3:42    Lady GaGa   
  • Money Honey    2:50    Lady GaGa   
  • Starstruck (feat. Space Cowboy & Flo Rida)    3:37    Lady GaGa   
  • Boys Boys Boys    3:21    Lady GaGa   
  • Paper Gangsta    4:23    Lady GaGa   
  • Brown Eyes    4:03    Lady GaGa   
  • I Like It Rough    3:22    Lady GaGa   
  • Summerboy    4:14    Lady GaGa   
  • Disco Heaven    3:41    Lady GaGa  
  • Bad Romance (Starsmith Remix)    4:56    Lady GaGa   
  • Paper Planes    3:24    M.I.A.   
  • Hung Up    5:38    Madonna   
  • Man In the Mirror    5:19    Michael Jackson   
  • P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)    3:46    Michael Jackson
  • All the Right Moves    3:58    OneRepublic   
  • Raise Your Glass    3:23    P!nk   
  • Disturbia    3:59    Rihanna   
  • Only Girl (In the World)    3:55    Rihanna  
  • Dynamite    3:24    Taio Cruz   
  • You Belong With Me    3:51    Taylor Swift   

My marathon mix includes 50 songs (heavy on the Gaga) and lasts 3.2 hours. I’ll hear songs more than once, but there’s enough variety that I won’t get sick of listening to them.


Tonight’s dinner was a romaine salad with leftover quinoa, roasted brussels sprouts, baked tofu chunks, homemade croutons, tomatoes, and balsamic vinegar.

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On the side, I had a serving with parsnip chips.

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I did it! :mrgreen: I went all day without any sweets, so I enjoyed two small bowls of Half Baked FroYo and a pint of coffee-chocolate porter. (The beer was my husband’s idea!) Both treats were totally worth the wait!

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I’m actually surprised how ”˜easy’ it was to hold off those sugar cravings throughout the day. I definitely experienced them, but knowing that I could enjoy a special something at the end of the day was really all of the motivation that I needed. (Who knew?!) Tomorrow’s another day. Let’s hope that I can do it again!

Mal and I are running 10 miles with our team tomorrow morning. It’s the last run with the people training for the Disney Marathon & Half Marathon, which is NEXT weekend!!


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