Today I woke up a bit sore. Oddly enough, my back and arms are more sore than my legs. I have some tightness in my hamstrings but that’s pretty much it. I’ve taken a total exercise hiatus today (which is hard for me) but I know I need it. I’m not planning to run again until Wednesday or Thursday, and I might not even do it then. I’ll probably take a walk tomorrow morning just to get moving, and then probably have Mat show me some upper body weights things tomorrow afternoon. I need to keep up with my exercise, but body and brain need a running break.
So onto the topic of running. The LA Marathon. I don’t know. Should I do it? I want to do it. But I’m scared. Yesterday kicked my butt. I do think the course was harder on us because there was so much concrete and so little asphalt (and no stop lights to rest at like while training). But still. For a half to kick my butt when I’m so used to running halts? Sheesh, not good.
But I still want to. I probably will. Training will undoubtedly kick my butt too, but I just have to remember what an amazing accomplishment it will be to finish a full marathon. And as someone who was a ballet dancer through and through until a year ago, that’s saying a lot.
I have to go back to school tonight for a pep assembly rehearsal. The assembly isn’t until Friday, but the rehearsal was scheduled for tonight. I’m not thrilled about this, especially since I got out of work earlier than usual, but it did give me time to make these:
There are the pumpkin oatmeal muffins from Julie at Peanut Butter Fingers! When I stumbled on the recipe I HAD to make them because I adore all things pumpkin. Since I was already planning to make muffins for Friday morning (we’re getting to school EARLY for the pep assembly) I figured this was the perfect recipe.
I haven’t tried one yet, but the batter was delicious! Thanks Peanut Butter Fingers! 😀