Red turns one in less than a week. I wish I could remember this time last year and how I felt. I’m pretty sure I was thinking that I had a couple more weeks til I blew out a baby. I’m pretty sure I was avoiding thinking about the whole baby coming out my vagina thing. I wish I had enjoyed sitting around and doing nothing all day instead of complaining about it. I’m sure RKY wished that too. But I didn’t write about it. And I haven’t written about Red’s milestones either. I have a baby book and it asks all these touchy- feely questions so I haven’t really filled it in. I figured that I would remember the important things but I already can’t remember when she started crawling. I think it was in April which means about 7 months. People ask those questions all the time but when she is 12 no one is going to ask when she first rolled over. ( I have no idea when that was)
Yesterday’s 18 miler feels like it was 2 days ago. I’m taking a rest day but I don’t feel I need it. But then I step outside and it’s hot as balls, so I think rest is good. Actually, I did not feel great yesterday on that run. My legs felt good but I was dragging. I can’t decide if it was from being kinda sick, being too hot, or not fueling properly. It was probably all three of those things. I ate one shot block at like mile 9 for breakfast. I will plan to actually eat before the marathon. But that means I’ll probably have to make a run for a portapotty too. They should have timing mats outside of portapottys so you can stop and restart your timing chip. I read that taking Tylenol the night before can prevent a poosaster, so I’ll give that a go too. Since I’m tapering coming off a bad run, I have low expectations for the race. I’ve lowered my standard from BQ to 3:45 to 4 hours. Let’s see how much I change that in the next 3 weeks.