Just wanted to check in briefly. My birthday run will be this Saturday in Pisgah National Forest. I am so ready! As you may have guessed from the title, my 30-miles-for-my-30th-birthday run has turned into 31 miles. One to grow on and all.
There have been a couple of training bumps along the way. I got a crazy stomach virus that knocked me off track for a couple of weeks. More recently, I discovered what "Runner's Diarrhea" is [shudder] when I completed my first ever marathon (WOOHOO Marathon!!). But for the most part I've been able to get in good long runs on my weekends and stay active enough during the week that I feel ready for Saturday.
Derek has been wonderfully supportive during this whole process. When I asked for his help, he came up with my original training plan, encouraged me to keep to it, and didn't get too annoyed with me when I ignored it and ate doughnuts instead :) He loves me. Derek is also taking care of all of the 'race day' logistics, so that I can just run and have fun. I definitely would not be able to do this without him.
That's all I have for now. I'm going to spend the week eating plenty of carbs, enjoying a lot of yoga and walking, and just chilling out. Will post again when the run is done! Hopefully there will be pictures :)