I’m back from Kansas! Race report to come, but the short version is that it went fine and I finished right on my 4:20 pace. So after the race… I got home around 8:30pm, managed to again use my superpower to eat, get unpacked, and get dressed to go out in 30 minutes flat. Bam! I am pretty awesome at being low-maintenance 🙂
I intended to just go out and not drink, since I’ve had this nasty cold for about a week that I can’t seem to shake. But you all know me: if I’m out and everyone else is drinking, who am I to be a Prohibitionist? I kept it pretty tame for a Saturday night though, just having one mixed drink (Sex on the Beach has vitamin C, so clearly it was healthy) and two beers. But this morning when I woke up, I discovered something unusual: apparently drinking and running marathons is a cure for the common cold! It’s not totally gone, but I feel a thousand times better than I have in the last week (despite my attempts to get some rest and eat pretty healthfully). So if you have a cold you just can’t shake, what are you waiting for – go toss back a few shots of Cuervo and jump on the treadmill (though maybe not in that order)! You know I don’t call my blog Absolut(ly) Fit for nothing 🙂
As of this morning, however, I am back to trying to eat as healthfully as possible. Newbies might think this is because I’m running two marathons this weekend (Charlottesville on Saturday, Boston on Monday), but long-time readers knows it takes more than a few marathons to scare me into avoiding either alcohol or drinking. To explain what’s motivating me, I’ll have to give up a little part of the big reveal I hinted about a few weeks ago.
I’ve been selected to do a major marketing campaign and tell my apparently inspirational story of how I went from not running to being on my quest to be the youngest female fifty stater. Now, I can’t tell any more details than that until the campaign actually launches in June, so no questions please… but just stay tuned 🙂
Right now, however, I have the photo shoot coming up this Friday, and I want to look my absolute best. I definitely plan to spend the week hitting the gym and getting a good night’s sleep every night, but what should I do about food? My plan was just to cut dry carbs (bread, pasta, crackers, rice, etc) completely, cook every meal myself (with no salt… not that I normally use that much salt anyway), and just generally stick to eating fruits, veggies, and lean protein for the week. I know that crash dieting doesn’t work in the long-term, but I’m not really looking to drop real weight… just want to get the water weight down and the sculpted muscles (ha) up so I can look as fantastic as possible for this photo shoot. Any advice?
Oh, and while I’m soliciting your feedback, I could use a little marketing help of my own. I can’t come up with a shorter way to phrase my soon-to-be title, the youngest female to run a marathon in all 50 states. Even my Facebook fan page just sounds stupid. Help?