Hey guys! I got back to DC last night after my travels in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! In case you missed it, here are the recaps: adventures in the other Washington + hiking Mt. St. Helens (<—intense but so cool).
After saying goodbye to Matt on Monday morning, the rest of my time out west was spent on a press trip with fellow dietitians at the gorgeous Cascadian Farm in Skagit Valley, WA! These are organic blueberries – aren’t they stunning with their fall leaves?
Loved meeting their team and learning more about the brand and its beautiful surroundings. I discovered a new-to-me fruit (see my Instagram post on it!)…
…And we even carved some of their organic pumpkins just for fun in honor of fall. Mine drank a few too many pumpkin beers. 😉
Now that I’m back in DC, I can’t believe that the Marine Corps Marathon is SUNDAY!! Ahhh! I was pretty sore after our insane Mt. St. Helens hike on Sunday (probably not the greatest idea to do that the weekend before the marathon, but one doesn’t pass up such cool opportunities) but taking Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday as rest days helped the situation.
As for this morning, I was at the track! I felt pretty awake and energized, which was a pleasant surprise (I thought I’d be crazy tired and jetlagged). It was great to get in one last run and to check in with my coach to talk race day strategy. He had those of us running MCM do a simple 2 mile run at our race goal pace. We also did a warm up and I did about a mile of cool down jogging too.
I have a stretch out session with Paul from Capital Energy Training later today which should feel amazing on my tight legs and hips. As for tomorrow, I’m planning to go to a yoga class – and Saturday will be another rest day. 🙂 I’ll be back tomorrow to share more on my thoughts and plans for race day – stay tuned! I’m starting to get really excited and also nervous… I can’t believe it’s almost here!
Have a great day guys!
Who else is running MCM? How are you feeling leading up to it?