Weigh-In Wednesday #42 – 144.8

No, I haven’t read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  But since it is my husband Mike’s favorite book, I thought I would quote it in today’s title since it is in fact week 42.  🙂

While I was sick last week, I took a total of 5 days off from exercise (Wednesday – Sunday).  It was a very hard thing to do mentally, especially with my marathon only 4 weeks away.  I just couldn’t do it… moving felt like the last thing my body needed to do.  On the fifth day, I even tried to go on a run with my running buddy Vero but didn’t make it half a mile before I turned around to go home.  Monday was the turning point – that night I went to the gym and knocked out 5 miles with no sweat.  And last night, I kicked some serious a** on my bike trainer for about 60 minutes!  Baby, I’m back!!!  The real test will be my 21 mile long run this weekend.  I just hope that I haven’t lost any of my endurance while being out.  If all goes well, then my last long run before the marathon will be next weekend for a total of 22 miles.  Since this is my first race at this distance, I don’t think it’s necessary for me to go the full 26.2 prerace.  My only real goal is to finish in under 4 hours, but once again, I will be happy to just finish strong.

I’ve asked Sonthe Burge for help with my exercise/fitness nutrition since I’m going for my first full Ironman this August.  Sonthe was our amazing dietician while on CarbLovers, and she offered to help awhile back if I needed any advice transitioning into sports mode.  Now that I’m in full swing, it’s probably about time for a refresher course just to be sure I’m fueling my body properly.  I will keep you posted on when we finally get together!

To round off week 42, I will leave with the like titled Coldplay song… which happens to be one of my favorites by them. Happy Wednesday!  See you tomorrow for Rachael Ray Day! 😀  Ahhhhhh!!!!!! (And for those of you who are local, I will be on the FOX6 Midday show tomorrow with Janice Rogers after RR airs.)