You know what race day means?… it means it’s time to find me a super awesome race day outfit!!  Of course, I don’t “really” need a new outfit, but I had to laugh because it seemed like I’ve been racing in the same shirt for the last two years.  It has a great fit, but it’s also a shirt from another race and I’d like to have something new, since it will be my birthday and all 🙂

I’ve always heard about the deals over at TJ Maxx for fitness gear, so I took a trip over here.  I was very pleased with what I found!  In the end, I picked the two items on the right – pink tank and orange shirt.  I wear orange running shoes and the color matches my Boston jacket perfectly!  So far they are my top choices for race day.

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I had 8 miles on my schedule for today… it was windy out… and it was noon by the time I finally got around to running, so I just hit the treadmill.  I realized I finally recorded over 3,000 miles of my own on the treadmill.  Yeah me!  I did my entire run downhill, at quite a speedy pace, so my run was done in almost an hour.  That rocks!

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To give you an idea, this is why I really need to work on uphill, and more importantly, downhill training…  this is an elevation chart of the Boston course (courtesy of my hubby).  536 ft in elevation gain, and 979 ft in elevation loss!!


And this is what my from the other day looked like.  73 ft gain, 80 ft loss. Yep, flat as a pancake.


Here is what I have on tap for this week.  It’s a good break in my training schedule because it’s Spring Break for the kids.  I don’t have to pack lunches, or get up super early for the bus stop, and I’m taking a few days off to do fun stuff with them!

  • Mon – 6 miles hills
  • Tues – Rest
  • Weds – 8 miles w/ 5 x 1/2 mile 5K pace
  • Thurs – 5 miles
  • Fri – Rest (??  this seems quite odd.  I’ll probably still run a few miles in the AM just because)
  • Sat – 18 mile long run with our running club.   Will see friends.  Will get free GU.  Score!
  • Sun – Rest (again??)
  • Total miles = 37 miles. Maybe.

My mileage seems super low this week.  Might be the start of the taper.  Might be an error in my transfer of old training plans to my calendar this time around.  Hmmmm.  I’ll have to check with my coach when he’s done watching the season finale of The Walking Dead!  🙂

In closing, I will leave you with this picture of what I made for dinner tonight.  I know it looks kinda gross, but it just didn’t photograph well.  I guess that’s why bloggers usually put some fresh parsley on the top to dress it up!  I was as lot of work, but it was really really good.

Swedish meatballs, from Damn Delicious blog —>  recipe here

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Q:  Are you a Walking Dead, zombie fan?

A:  Nope.  That’s why I’m using my computer right now 🙂

Q: Big Sunday dinners – do you enjoy making a time consuming meal every now and then?

A: I do, I love to eat!

Q: Sport fans – how is your March Madness bracket doing??

A: Mine was busted early on, but my son’s team is in the final four!



5 thoughts on “Gearing up for Boston, and some kick butt meatballs”
  1. Running Boston definitely justifies new running gear!!! and your birthday as well?!? Then no brainer, definitely new gear is a must!! It is funny how new gear is so attractive, but I think we all have out favorite running item! I had to switch up my favorite running outfit because I noticed that all my running pictures were literally the same… LOL!

    Love how your treadmill has your name on it! Random comment I know. LOL!

    My son too is on spring break, and the one thing I celebrate is not preparing and packing lunch. Just makes for a less hectic week!! Have a great spring break! Good luck with training!!!

    1. No kidding – my best mornings are the ones were I get a great run in, and then don’t have to pack lunches because my kids are buying lunch at school! Those would be the days I get to wash my hair. haha
      I was making a “memory” book of my races when I was injured, and all of the race pictures looked the same. Yep, there’s that shirt again. Not this time 🙂

  2. Those meatballs look so good! I have bookmarked that recipe for when Curtis is here cost im sure he would love it 🙂
    Love the colourful tops too! I have a similar coloured pink one from the supermarket that I love! I like the walking dead because for some reason I feel like the zombies are destructible, unlike most other zombies. I usually hate zombie movies but for WD I even have the soundtrack on my phone 🙂 ps there is a hilarious comedy sheep zombie movie from nz called Black Sheep, I’d highly reccomend it (not scary at all) 🙂
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    1. Just checked on Netflix. There were a few movies named Black Sheep, but by the description I’m thinking it must be this one: “On a quiet New Zealand ranch, a genetic experiment has gone horribly wrong, transforming a calm flock of sheep into killers hungry for human blood in this outrageous comic gore-fest. Those bitten become ravenous were-sheep.” Oh my!! I’ll have to check it out!

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