Thursday, May 8, 2008

Santa Ynez Bound

I'm ready to get the weekend started.
Hitting the road this afternoon to drive to Santa Ynez for a nice visit with a girlfriend then off to the Grandparents house.

I wouldn't call this week a success on the health front. I did manage to not eat like a banshee; I probably didn't eat enough. I was forced to eat a lot of protein bars like Luna Bars or other "FAKE" food. It gave me protein, but I really hate eating fake food. I feel so much better when I am eating cleaner. I did manage to rack up extra calories on the wine. So should be for an interesting race on Saturday.

Also, I had to wear heals and be on my feet for about 10-12 hours each day during this event. My feet are in serious peril.

I am hoping to rest up (mentally and physically) on Friday and get ready.

13.1 hilly hell, here I come. Ready or not!

31 comments:

Liz said...

You can do this and you are going to rock it!!!

chia said...

You are going to kick ass chica, you know it ;-)

The best fake food I've found is the Macrobar - Granola Delight flavour. It's the perfect balance of carb/fat/protein I've found so far for my nutritional goals.

AnthonyP said...

Good luck and enjoy the trip.

the gazelle said...

best of luck w/ your half! I'm starting to freak about mine, too.

also, whenever you want to have our martini, cheese, wine duel, let me know. Perhaps after the Portland marathon :) (hee - I just typed marathong - which might be an entirely different event.)

Marcy said...

You've got this, fo sho!

Robin said...

Good luck!! You'll do great.

Sorry about the heels. That sucks!

MissAllycat said...

Hill training...Heel training...practically the same thing.

...you're gonna rock those hills!!

Heather said...

You are going to rock it! Be proud of yourself for even entering the race and running it -- the rest is just gravy.

I hate fake food too. I'd much rather have the real deal, even if it's full-fat cheese, etc.

One day I was really torn with what's the best decision-- an IN-N-OUT burger served protein style (lettuce wrap with no sauce and no cheese) or a Snickers Marathon bar. I chose the burger. Of course it was awesome.

GOOD LUCK this weekend!!

Jess said...

You will rock it! Can't wait to hear all about it!

shelley said...

I'm pretty sure you will do great - all those fake foods are just storing energy to rock out those hills.

*aron* said...

GOOD LUCK!!! you will do awesome! make sure to drink some yummy wine at the end too :)

Viv said...

Have a wonderful time. Good luck, I know you will do great. Enjoy all the post race vino!

jen said...

Good luck and have fun this weekend!! You're going to do great. :)

D10 said...

You are going to have an awsome weekend. Have fun on the run and just take it one hill at a time. You are going to do great.

J~Mom said...

Woohoo!!!!!! have fun!!

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Haha you CAN do it. Seriously. The concious mind can only hold one thought at a time, make it a positive one. :)
I'll be looking for a race report.

doctorval said...

Race well.

Then go hit a winery or two in my honor...dammit.

Sarah said...

Piece of Cake! You'll rock it.

Carly said...

Good luck on your race!

SLB said...

It's in the bag, looking forward to the report!

carla said...

YOU CAN DO IT---have FUN while you do!

M.

Lily on the Road said...

Have a GREAT time (and running time too!!)

Crystal said...

Good luck with your run..hills and all!

Jess said...

You can do it! One week of poor nutrition and heel wearing won't undo all your hard work!

Margo said...

Good luck!

Nitmos said...

Good luck in the race! I bet you do great being all wine fueled and all.

eurydice said...

good luck - i'm sure you'll do awesome! i hate fake food too. i am excited to buy new "bars" but then never get around to eating them.

Sagan Morrow said...

Amen to the eating clean! But poor feet:(

Mendy said...

It's in the bag!!! Good luck out there on the course, and look down while running uphill, may help if you don't already do this. :-)

Have fun!!!!

teacherwoman said...

Good luck! Can't wait to read your race report! :)

the gazelle said...

I am anxious to hear about your half! I've posted my report.

I think I might have to do the Portland marathon this year - the finish line feeling was just too awesome.