We trained for 22 weeks, logged nearly 400 miles, traveled to Phoenix, and punched the Rock ”˜N’ Roll Arizona Marathon in the facehole! The night before the marathon, Mal and I were convinced that we wouldn’t sleep a wink, but, surprisingly, we both slept until our alarm at 5:05 AM. As soon as it went off, we both jumped out of bed and started cruising around the hotel room. I ate my usual pre-race breakfast of peanut butter and…

We did it! Holy crap. We are MARATHONERS!!!!! Time for an iced bath and, like, a million beers!

Ahhhhh! I’m running a MARATHON tomorrow morning!! 😯 Even though I probably won’t sleep very much tonight, my bed is calling my name, so I’m going to whiz right through this post. Tonight, Mal and I attended Team In Training’s Inspiration Dinner, which was exactly what we needed to get inspired to run 26.2 miles tomorrow. I’m nervous as hell, but pumped! Dinner included your typical pre-race fare: pasta, salad, dinner rolls, and grilled chicken….

After breakfast, Mal and I headed out in search of iced coffee. We loved visiting the Public Market this morning, so we ended up back there and popped into the super-cute, hole-in-the-wall Royal Coffee Bar for coffee. I ordered an iced coffee with soy milk. With iced coffees in hand, we walked back to the hotel for TNT’s jersey decorating event. There were all sorts of fun decorating materials, like puffy paints and brightly-colored, iron-on…

Here’s a little preview of what I will look like when I cross the finish line of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Arizona Marathon: I am such a dork. But, seriously, the countdown has begun! 😯 [rewind to 6:30 this morning] Breakfast At the airport before our flight, I ate a pathetic-looking banana that I brought from home. It did a lot of traveling, so it got a serious beating. It still tasted alright! I also…

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