I can’t believe that the Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini Marathon is TOMORROW! Today, I am taking the day off from the gym, eating a few extra carbs, and focusing on drinking plenty of fluids.
My last run was a 3 miler on Wednesday. Not only was this my last training run, but it was my last run with my training group!
I have truly enjoyed completing my long runs in a group setting. In the past, I have only trained for half marathons on my own. Honestly, I didn’t think it would make much of a difference for me if I ran with others or not, but it has been so great! I have been so spoiled with wonderful people who don’t mind talking while running, I think I may have to train with a group for every race now!
After my 3 mile run on Wednesday, I headed home to pick up Brian and immediately headed over to Cityoga for a “Yoga for Runners” class.
The class was 75 minutes long, which is longer than any yoga class Brian or I have ever been to. I was worried that it would drag on, but I honestly felt as if we did 5 poses and suddenly we were preparing for our end of class mediation. The time FLEW!
It was not a challenging class, but with all of my training for the half marathon, challenging is not what my body needed. I was able to stretch, figure out what muscles needed extra attention and just relax.
It was amazing.
At the end of the class, the instructor made a point to say that this yoga for runners class wasn’t supposed to be the most challenging. Yoga is great for runners to develop strength, focus, emotional stability, and relaxation.
I couldn’t agree with him more.
Everything I eat today will be with the half marathon in mind tomorrow!
Breakfast this morning came together quickly last night in the form of an old favorite: overnight oats.
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp honey (for some extra carb and natural sugar power!)
- Toppings: blackberries, and peanuts for extra crunch!
I mixed all of these ingredients together (aside from the toppings) last night and let them sit. I typically add in a bit of water to make thin the mixture out, but I forgot the water last night. Honestly, I really like the super thick texture!
Hope you all have an amazing Friday!
Questions of the Morning:
- What are some pre-race traditions that you HAVE to do?
- What are some of your favorite pre-race meals?