Final Run and A Nostalgic Night

Yesterday started with an early morning treadmill run.

treadmill run

Not just ANY treadmill run, the final run in my half marathon training plan.  The Monumental Marathon and Half Marathon is this Saturday and I couldn’t be more excited, anxious, and ready to do this.  Now, I just have to be patient and get through the week.

Breakfast was a delicious and warming bowl of pumpkin oats.  The temps have definitely dropped and warm breakfasts are sounding more and more appetizing.

Pumpkin Oats

Work was busy, but not too overwhelmingly crazy.  There are a lot of things to get caught up on after being out of the office for three days last week!

When I finally took my lunch break, I headed straight into the Group Fitness Studio (perks of working at a gym) and practiced my CXWORX.


During training, we had to learn and teach two of the six tracks in the class so I am now learning the remaining tracks so I am prepared to team teach next week.

After a few rounds through of CX, I was ready for lunch which was a delicious salad:

lunch salad

Black bean burger and salsa on top of romaine, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and celery.  Yum!  Even when it’s cold I am still a salad lover.

lunch salad

As soon as work was over, Brian picked me up and we headed out for a nostalgic night at Butler University for a pre-season game.

butler game

brian and tara at butler game

Such a fun, weekday treat!  The bulldogs won, and we got home in time for me to be in bed before 10pm…I’d call it a pretty good day 😉

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  1. I can’t believe your training is about over. I swear it was just yesterday when you mentioned you’d be running another half. Crazy how quick the days fly by.

    I know big of fans you guys are, so that’s great that Butler won their game.

  2. So so excited for you! You’re going to rock it! Recipe for the black bean burger?!

  3. Ahh can’t believe your half is almost here! You are going to rock it girl! Enjoy the next couple days and really let your body rest a bit! Can’t wait to hear how it goes! 🙂

  4. Any marathon that has “monumental” in its name has to be a good one! Good luck with the half!

  5. You are going to do so well on your race I just know it!!

    Good luck 😀

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