I'm getting packed to go to Utah for the St. George Marathon (October 5). Since I haven't trained as much as I would have liked (leg trouble!), I'm even more uncertain about the race than usual. Whatever happens, I know I'll have fun. That's because I've been to Utah before and I know it's a beautiful state.
Recently, I conducted a marathon breakfast test before one of my runs. I liked what I ate and my run went well.
- I got the idea for eating fruit in a pouch from the Powerbar pouches. Baby Food by Another Name compares those pouches and baby food pouches, which are cheaper. You can find fruit pouches made for all ages. They would be a good travel snack, especially when it's hard to find fresh fruit.
- Peanut butter pouches are great for taking on trips, too.
- Banana bread is a favorite of mine and I'll bring some on our trip. I like this Cooking Light recipe that uses yogurt, but I change it by using 2 cups bananas and cutting the sugar down to 2/3 cup.
Taper time drives some people crazy. I get a little nervous when I get close to race day, but I'm glad to have a little extra time.
With only a few days left until race day, I can't wait to be standing at the marathon start line - even with the butterflies in my stomach. As soon as I cross the finish line, I'll check the immediate race results on the new St. George Marathon App. I can't wait!