Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Goofy Mommy - Update!

Our little lady hasn't been feeling well this week, so today I took the day off of work to stay home and be mom. Poor thing is having tummy troubles - but thankfully she's still so happy. Anyway, while she rests I thought I'd take advantage and give a little update on my training for Goofy.


In case you have no idea what Goofy is (other than a dog-like character beloved by Disney fans young and old), let me explain. 

The Goofy Challenge is hosted each January during Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World, Florida.  The challenge is to run 13.1 miles on Saturday and then 26.2 miles on Sunday for a grand total of 39.3 miles of magical fun! 

We are literally days away from receiving our corral placements and bibs and I'm in total shock. I feel so under trained. 

I've kept up with my running all throughout my pregnancy but I'm SO slow now - and struggle to run more than about 3-4 miles without needing to empty my bladder (thank you Baby #2). 

So, here's the deal. 

1) I'm completing the Goofy Challenge. I know I can do it, and I will do it. I will cross the finish line with my love, and cry an unreasonable amount of tears.  Why? because I have determination and support. 

Now, there's the whole morning sickness and pregnancy thing. ... 

Lately I've had to vomit during my long runs. ... So sad, so gross - I know. 

So, I think it's because my tummy gets too empty. In order to fix that, I've decided to start training with nuts and pretzels again. I'm hoping the real food will stick better than the gels, gu's and gummy bears. My OB would prefer I use real food anyway. So,.... that's my plan. I have a few more long runs to get that all straightened out. 

My plan. 

Saturday - 13.1 miles. 
Attire
I have NO idea what to wear - my compression shorts squeeze the baby too close to my bladder and I have to use the bathroom WAY too often - so, I'm thinking a looser pair of shorts and a shirt for the half. I might make a tutu, because running with a tutu is way better than just some shorts. 

Any suggestions? 

Pacing
I've been doing the 1:00 min walk with 1:00 min run really well. I'm able to maintain a good pace with bathroom breaks will totally finish with plenty of time to spare. 


Sunday - 26.2 miles. 
Attire
Same deal... not sure what to wear... 

Pacing
I'm going to stick with the 1/1 ratio for as long as I can, take walk breaks when I need too and do my best.  


I have an appointment this week, so I'll fill you in on my pregnancy at a later post. The short story is... I'm still running, and I'm still sick. Also, it's another girl. :) 


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