AHH SO SORRY! I went MIA because of the holidays, then vacation, then a crashed computer…. So, agh! It’s been chaotic to say the least. Anyway, I’m going to try and keep it is minimal (word wise) so as you guys can be filled in on my shenanigans. Love you all, ask any questions you want in the comments if I left something unanswered. I’m not on my computer and it feels weird. And I’m being a brat about it. Wahhhh. I lost everything from that computer!!!! GAHH!
The marathon was wonderful. The first 18 miles went off without a hitch but then I took a bathroom break and then the rolling hills appeared so I slowed down significantly in the second half, which is a trend for me (um, hello, Meghan? That’s called THE WALL you dummy!). I finished in 4:40:50 which is a pace of 10:44 and I am damn proud. I ate two packs of Clif Shot Blocks (cran razz, what whattt!) and I attempted to eat a Honey Stinger waffle but my mouth was so dry that I threw it away and wasted it. 😦 I also stuck with the Gatorade over the water after about mile 15. I took 10 minutes off my last time and that was plenty good enough for me! Next time I want to take 10 more minutes off! Yes, of course there will be a next time. 🙂
It was chilly and windy which was also a change for me but I loved it. There was nothing more serene than running around in such a beautiful place.
I was freeeezing afterward though… Oh Seattle…. 🙂 It was unique because at mile 18, my boyfriend met up with me on a bike and literally rode the last 8 miles of the course WITH me, on the course. It was so wonderful.
And this was also a vacation so I did LOTS of fun things – here comes that picture dump no one wants to see…
I met that beautiful girl, you guys know her, the the BLISSFUL Britt!
As she so sweetly said in her post, it was like we were old time friends. She was super adorable and took me to a delicious vegan restaurant! We chatted about tons of stuff and shared our excitement about the race the following day (which, she killed having not really trained, dangggg!). It was the most precious thing ever and she has the MOST contagious and adorable laugh in real life.
Enough blog stalking for me. Back to the pictures now. 🙂
ALL the Starbucks, even the original one!
We rode that Ferris wheel… OH EM GEE so scary! And I love rides, but ahh so nerve racking!
Monday night football! Go Seahawks! 🙂
And of course, like most vacations, we ate a ton of good food and after the marathon, drank a ton of awesome drinks! 🙂
I waited 6 days before I went on another run and though I was very stiff and sore initially, my run felt normal and I think my body is back to normal. I also need to mention I took a 15 minute ice bath (thanks to the convenience of hotel ice machines!) and I truly believe that made for a speedy recovery.
Two marathons down, who knows how many to go!
But I must say, traveling for this race was so much fun and I would much rather travel for a race than stay local (for marathons and what not). It just made running so much fun because you get to soak up a whole new environment and it makes the time go by SO quickly. I’m definitely going to do something like this again in my lifetime, and it certainly didn’t hurt to have my boyfriend by my side the entire trip! 🙂
What are some things that you guys have been up to?
When was the last time you traveled?
How cold is it where you are now? UGH so cold…. I know I can’t complain when some people have snow and below freezing temperatures… Buttttt come on!