Author: Jilligan
•4:30 PM

Today was day one of marathon training. I also happened to have the day off. I love sleep, love it. But I didn't want to sleep too late and miss the coolness of the morning, cool meaning under 90 degrees. I found this great running skirt at a sidewalk sale on Saturday and couldn't wait to try it out. I was going to stay on the park trail today so I threw on my running shoes, grabbed one of my handheld water bottles and took off. I know the course well so I ran with out my watch or garmin, also no music. It was windy but not too bad. I ran 1/2 mile then walked while counting to 60, then another half mile. I did an out and back course. Had a little bathroom issue the last 1/2 mile but made it back to the house without incident.

Overall, the run was okay. I had a lot of processed carbs in my system from a weekend of free eating. I have to say, carbs really make me feel bad. My joints ache from them, my stomach hates them, etc... I have to find someway to remember this before I eat them. Knee still a little tender. Hope I can make 18 weeks this time.
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On July 14, 2011 at 5:06 PM , Jo Lynn said...

Am I reading this correctly? You are signed up to do a marathon? OMG, that is AWESOME! Which one?

On July 14, 2011 at 6:57 PM , Jilligan said...

San Antonio. Sister and I had signed up for it before with step mom but no one did it. We have done lots of Half Crazies and she has done full in Dallas. This time I will make it. Being lots smarter.

On July 14, 2011 at 10:41 PM , Jo Lynn said...

How exciting! ;)