My Big Sur Marathon confirmation postcard arrived this week! I'm getting ready for the flight to California. I'm gathering travel sized toiletries and stocking up on Dramamine - the "less drowsy" formula so I'll be awake for the race expo on Friday. Do you have a favorite travel tip? My mother-in-law told me I could pack underwear in my pockets if I run out of room in my carry-on bag. Maybe you have a better tip than that! ; )
I made muffins last night. This is old news if you follow me on Twitter, but here's a new picture. ; ) The Ellie Krieger Pumpkin muffin recipe is good the way it is, but the muffins were even better with dried cranberries and walnuts. Pictured are the plain ones. I like the way the muffin tops turned out on these - big, because I filled the muffin cups to the rims. I ate one with a banana before today's run. Yum!
After today's run I drank a chocolate cream Myoplex nutrition shake given to me as a local race freebie. Too bad it tastes like there's medicine in it. My husband likes Myoplex strawberry powder drink mix added to milk, though. I haven't tried that.
I ran 6 miles Monday, but that afternoon my shin was slightly uncomfortable so I took the day off on Tuesday. No worries, just being careful.
Today I ran 8 miles with five miles around 8:45/mi pace. No shin pain, but I had a slight pain on the bottom of my left foot at first. I ran through it, hoping it would pass. It did. Sometimes pains just go away and they're nothing. The middle miles were kind of hard, but not too bad.
A couple of you have mentioned kicking your ankles when you run. I think of you every time I kick mine now!