3 Week until Grandma’s Marathon

Time is moving much faster than I am comfortable with….Somehow its less than a month until Grandma’s Marathon. And I’m signed up for the Minneapolis Half Marathon for Sunday morning…and just checked the race info and discovered it starts at 6:30 in the morning, uff da! I guess it won’t be a late Saturday night for me!

A few posts ago I shared my new “plan” for training. I missed the first week’s 6 mile run due to a scheduling conflict, this weekend instead of running 8 I switched it up a little. A friend was in town for Memorial Weekend and wanted to check out the new yoga studio in town (Karmady) we decided to get a 4 mile run in before attending the Hot Power Yoga class. It was a great workout combination, and one that I need to incorporate more often! Later in the afternoon my mom pushed my brother in his wheel chair and we walked 5 miles. So technically I got 9 miles in…but they weren’t together and the 5 miles weren’t speedy.

On Sunday morning I woke up with a sore throat. I initially blamed the fact that I was out visiting with friends past midnight two nights in a row. However I sniffled through the Great Gatsby (which I liked) and proceeded to feel more under the weather each hour. By Sunday night I accepted I was sick, and Monday wasn’t much better. I taught my yoga sculpt class at 10 am and hit a record class attendance of 20! It was awesome! I was so deliriously happy that I didn’t notice how crummy I felt. I rode the workout high by going to work and getting some stuff done (even if I didn’t have to be at work). Now I’m slowly slogging through what I can. I went to bed at 8 pm last night, and I wouldn’t be surprised if I made a repeat performance again tonight.

With my lack of running and my cold I’m super nervous for the 13.1 (and hopefully 5 or so more miles afterwards). But hopefully being nervous and learning to overcome it will help me when it comes time to tackle Grandma’s Marathon?



    1. My friend just turned 32 and is a night owl, she rarely goes to sleep before midnight, I on the other hand love going to bed early! 8 is a little extreme for me, but in bed at 9:30 asleep between 10 and 10:30 is perfect!

    1. Yes! I’m taking the shuttle over and planning to run with the 3 hour pace group, which I’m sure is quite slower than your goal, but hopefully we can meet up before the race or at the post-race celebration?

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