Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Long Road Ahead

Today, I woke up at 5:30 this morning, went downstairs on my treadmill and ran.  I ran for 25 minutes and then hopped on the elliptical for about 15 minutes.  At no point during my run did I think I would be running a full marathon this year.  By lunch time today, I was entering myself into the 2011 Chicago Marathon.  Dear Lord, what have I done? 

This is something that I've been thinking about doing for a while.  It's on my "list". Last year I ran 2 half marathons, which is something that I never thought that I could do.  The only thing that was holding me back from signing up this year was my lack of time.  I thought that I'd be stressed out with the wedding and everything else going on this summer, but I figure (and hope) this will be my escape from the stressful events in life.  Right? Right.  I still have knots in my stomach as I think about it, but I had those same feelings when I signed up for the Rock N Roll half marathon last August.  As you can see from the picture above, I have a long road ahead of me.  I'll be back at it tomorrow morning! 

Today, I had a good day of eating.  For b-fast, I had a protein shake after my workout and then an Odwalla fruit smoothie at work.  For lunch, LC met me at my office we ran some errands and then we went to Mista. I had the margherita pizza on whole wheat flatbread.  For dinner, I made tilapia (prepared from whole foods) asparagus and zesty risotto.  Oh so good! Also, add in a Reece's peanut butter egg and a glass of red wine for dessert.  


  1. I love whole foods Tilapia! Excited to follow you on both blogs!

  2. Thanks! I'm not sure how much I'll be posting on the other one, I haven't decided yet :-)