This marathon feels weird. Mostly because I’ve never run one so quickly after the other, but I feel like the excitement level is quite different as well. Don’t get me wrong, I am SO excited and ready to run. But I feel like I don’t have the same jittery excitement that I’ve had before other big races. Maybe it’s because I don’t have the extra energy to spare? Either way, it’s a different approach to a marathon for me… and maybe its a good different approach.

I’ve been thinking about my goals for the race and am trying to think about whether going for a PR is realistic. Does it make sense for shoot that high, considering I just ran another marathon less than two weeks ago? Given the insane hills and tough course, am I setting myself up for failure?

Just pure confusion.

Even though my job is easy: just run.

Like the rest of this week, this morning was an easy 5 miles. And I can’t believe it: I was sweating after I ran! I think that’s a true sign that spring is here… I never sweat in the winter (maybe I need to consider dressing warmer).

Today my goal is to figure out what to do with this:


The lovely people at Zola sent me several samples of their coconut water yesterday and it adds to my confusion because I really haven’t experienced coconut water nor do I know the best way to use it. It looks like I may be spending some time on Pinterest to research today!

Speaking of coconut, I also tried toasted coconut chips for the first time yesterday:


I topped my Greek yogurt after stirring in the honey and it was amazing. Why did I wait so long to try them!?

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How do you determine your goals for upcoming races?

Have you ever ran two races so close together? How did it impact your thinking?

Coconut water — favorite way to cook/eat/etc.?

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