So, I made a last minute decision to run the St. Jude Memphis Marathon. I was registered for the half. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel after running the Flying Monkey Marathon just two weeks ago. I still have heavy legs (read…I’ll be slow), but I’m looking forward to the distance. I’m using it as a training run for my upcoming ultra.
3 marathons in 7 weeks. This is first for me!
So with that said…I haven’t tapered.
My fave crepe breakfast at the Perch!
Followed by 11 miles with these beautiful ladies! This run in Percy Warner Park was part of the Flying Monkey Marathon course. It felt like I was returning to the scene of the crime!
A rainy run with The Breakfast Club…followed by breakfast (of course)!
I also did some PiYo DVD’s afterwards.
Memphis Bound…in the rain. Thank goodness it’s not raining like this on race day!!
Jason loves when I do this…
Lunch at J Alexander’s in Germantown for magical cornbread croutons and a veggie burger. The croutons aren’t on the menu…just ask for them. Now!
We hit up the expo…
Where I had to buy some St. Jude swag! The Run TN shirt is from Fleet Feet🙂
We checked into the Peabody. It’s always so pretty at Christmas. And, big BONUS: you can walk to the start and finish line from the hotel:) No race morning parking fiascos!!
I knew I’d need to rest, so I brought our Christmas cards with me and FINALLY finished addressing them!
St. Jude Heroes are invited to the Pasta Party. You receive quite the greeting!!
It’s not too late to give! Click HERE to make a donation 🙂
We joined our Run 4 Others friends for dinner.
And listened to some remarkable first hand accounts of the many ways St. Jude provides care for children with cancer for NO CHARGE to their families. This race is about so much more than running.
Have you ever made a last minute decision to run a marathon? How did it go?
What’s your favorite weather to race in?
When you travel for a race, does that change how you eat before a race?