In the middle of unpacking some of our stuff yesterday afternoon I walked into our common area and saw this…
… Henri and the pups all passed out on the couch watching The Masters. When I woke him up he said “don’t you know all men ‘watch’ The Masters with their eyes closed?” Sometimes I worry that he’s turning into my dad, haha!
When he was all done “watching” golf we went out for our first date in Massachusetts! We did one of my favorite things and drove down the Marathon route to Wellesley!
We had dinner at a little restaurant in the center of town. We got the Caprese Salad to start. It was even better than normal caprese because it had PESTO on it!
Henri got the Scallop Risotto which was really tasty (even better if I liked mushrooms).
My pesto pasta wasn’t as great as I was expecting, I think there was more pesto on our salad… 😦
After dinner we walked around and then grabbed some ice cream at J.P. Licks. Chocolate brownie for me and peanut butter cookies and cream for him!
We ate our ice cream outside while window shopping in the real estate offices for our dream home – my goodness houses are expensive!
We rounded off the evening by watching Games of Thrones. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone that watches it but may not have seen it yet. But all I can say is WOW. That show always keeps you on the tip of your toes! (<– I typed that and then realized that I mixed up “keep you on your toes” and “on the tip of your tongue” but I kinda like it…)
There is much more that goes into a successful marathon than 15 to 20 weeks of training – tapering in the week or two before race day will leave your legs feel fresh and ready to run fast! This week my focus will shift to shorter/easier runs and recovering from all the hard work that I put in during the last 14 weeks. Since there is so much to keep track of this week I made myself a little checklist for each day.
This week I will…
- Get 8-9 hours of sleep a night
- Foam roll/self massage my legs each day
- Ice any sore areas proactively (right now my left shin)
- Stretch in the morning and at night
- Get a professional sports massage on Tuesday night (the thing I am definitely looking forward to the most!)
- Take 1-2 mineral/epsom salt baths
- Focus on easy runs with small amounts of marathon paced running on two days
- Get in three days of good carbo-loading on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Fresh legs – HERE WE COME!
Do you like to “watch” golf?
Do you speak up when you get a disappointing meal at a restaurant? I just can’t bring myself to do it. If something is actually wrong with my food (like the one time I found a chunk of plastic in my ravioli) I will definitely bring it to my waiter’s attention but my thought is, I made the decision to order it I should eat it.