By the time this posts, I'll be in the first couple miles of my first full marathon. Holy crap. I am so thankful for all the support I've been getting as I undertook this journey. I can't believe marathon day is here! I can't believe I got through training!
I know it will take me awhile to recap everything from this weekend; in the meantime, here's a look at how I spent the days leading up to race day.This post contains entirely too many pictures and not enough substance. You've been warned!
|Mom had GF cupcakes waiting...as if Thanksgiving didn't promise enough sugary desserts!|
|I woke up to a surprise from Kristina on my Kindle! Thank you so much for the hilarious distraction!|
|Last run pre-marathon along Lido Key...|
|...Followed by a leisurely walk through the trails while Matt finished his paddle.|
Then, it was off to Thanksgiving Meal 1:
|Just a little nibble to save room for later...|
Followed soon after by Thanksgiving Meal 2:
|Mom makes gluten free everything, including this homemade French silk pie.|
Then, it was time for games and quality family time.
|Steph, Gordon, and Zach...Gordon's looking sneaky and Zach seems to really be concentrating on the question.|
|Dad's facial response to my directive: "Pretend you like her."|
|Cards Against Humanity after mom & dad had retired for the night.|
|Archie was loving the chance to hang out with different people!|
Thanksgiving dinner at Matt's mom's means roast beef and more games!
|The race was weighing heavily on my mind...I was sure to hydrate well all day.|
|Archie loves playing games with us.|
|Tiny, perfect dessert.|
Phew! Our trip home was exhausting but full of really good "fuel". I think I carb-loaded pretty much perfectly this week!
How was your Thanksgiving?