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Iron Girl 10K Race Report

Iron Girl Clearwater Results 5:30am and I was writing on my blog. Thinking I would enjoy this experience and the fact that I can actually run w/o a limp and just be the Iron Girl that I am. Well, the nerves seemed to subside when I arrived to the race site. My mom and I parked the car around 6:40 and walked to the beautiful start line/race venue a few minutes later. So many families, so many people and so many future Iron girls. After saying hello to way too many familiar faces I started to feel a lot more comfortable with the fact that I was about to run a 10K. The #7 on my bib didn't really help my "just want to race for fun attitidue" and when I bumped into familiar faces it was hard to not think competitive when people asked me "how fast will you run", "are you going to win your age group", "are you ready to place top 10 again" Oh jeez..thanks everyone!! I mean, i really do love just being out there and showing my passion for health and

Iron Girl race day

Just waiting for my coffee to get ready. My mom stayed with me last night at my place since I live about 4 miles from the race site in clearwater but I'm the only one up. the early morning stuff isn't really her cup of tea. I don't blame her...I could use another hour right now! Anyways, I'm kinda nervous for this race. 1) Hope the leg is ok to "race". this is my first race since Kona and although I have been training strong, I haven't really pushed myself yet. I will really need to listen to my body this morning. 2) I haven't really "hurt" yet during training. Besides my heart almost coming out of my chest on interval tueday, I haven't pushed myself for 6 miles in a long time. 3) this is my 3rd year doing this race and I know how hard that "mountain" is to climb. Memorial causeway (for those who did the world championships 70.3) is super tall and long and we have to go up and down, around the roundabout and back up and down. se

One busy Iron Girl!

This morning I woke up to sleepy cat with a big yawn. Yes, I was tired too. I was on the bike at 7am for a 36 mile ride (more like a spin). As soon as I got home I had my smoothie w/ toast for breakfast and finished an article on pre-race nutrition which I had started a few days ago. Article was finished and then it was time for Biology. Study study study. I debated about going to the Y for a swim around lunch but I was super tired and not in the mood to get wet. Time for lunch. I needed to get ready for my Iron Girl Clearwater 5K/10K pre race clinic talk on nutrition, so I looked over my notes for a bit. Then back to Biology and a little global marketing (I have two exams next week, mon and wed). I decided instead of practing my talk again in the mirror I would go for a swim. What better than to occupy my time in the pool with lots of laps of thinking about my talk. I had to make a quick stop at the post office and then I was at the Y around 3:45pm. I actually thought about

Deep thoughts of Marni

As I am approaching the last month of school (THANK GOODNESS!) I have a lot of time to daydream in class. I try my best to pay attention in biology but sometimes my mind likes to wander. Among the many things I think about that I should be doing each day but seem to hardly get to, I pay close attention to the things people say around me. Here are some of my thoughts in the past couple of days. Why do people think that those who are lean, toned or in shape are able to eat whatever they want. The way people look is reflective of what they eat. Why do people think that because they exercise, they can eat whatever they want. When the average person consumes close to 1000 calories in excess everyday, it doesn't matter if you are "training" for an event to validate eating a big meal after exercise. Why do people think that bread, carbs and fat is bad for you? Why do people think that vegetarians can't be athletes...let alone endurance athletes? Why do people think that hav

Interval Tuesday

I could not get out of bed this morning. I was physically stuck...well, half asleep when the alarm went off at 5:15am. I didn't have swim coaching on monday morning so I took that morning to sleep in until 8am. WOW-you know you are in need of sleep if you say you will sleep in and you end up actually sleeping 3 hours later than normal. Unfortantly, I was tired ALL day. I had class at 11-12:15 and a meeting at 12:30-2. Then home to study and I couldn't keep my eyes open. I took a power nap for 30 minutes around 4pm and spent the next hour after I woke up trying to think of excuses not to go to my 7-10pm global martketing class. I never ever skip class but I try to think of every excuse possible. Fortunantly (I guess) I never get sick (last time was June 2007, 2 days before the IG atlanta event I was signed up to do and 2 days after I returned from Las Vegas) and before that I can't remember. Maybe I had the sniffles or a sore throat. When I did my internship with Ironman in

The two P's of healthy eating

Presentation and Portions . On friday night I wanted to cook karel a good dinner. He said he was feeling a bit tired and fatigued from getting a few yearly shots on Thurs so my first though was immune system boosting foods-antioxidants! I asked him what he wanted and he said a wrap. Yum-my favorite. I just love cooking the stuff for the inside of a wrap. He was on his bike for a little over an hour so I knew my time was limited for cooking. Most of my meals take less than 30 minutes to make but I needed to get some fruits and veggies for our meal. I decided to walk (YES-I said walk..not drive) to the fresh market 3/4 mile down the road. That took some time to walk and shop but only about 40 minutes. I bought loads of stuff (tomatoes, apples, mango's, grapes mushrooms, potatoes, butternut squash, bananas, chives, onions and lettuce) and for all of that, only $11. I think I would only be able to buy a few apples and maybe a head of lettuce and a pepper at the grocery store for the sa