4 Days Out – The Victoria Marathon

 

Good morning, OCTOBER!

I am super excited for this month and the next THREE to come (partially because I am a huge Christmas fanatic & there’s only 81 days until Christmas). The air is cooler, the leaves are changing colour, and my table decor is extra festive with the addition of a pumpkin!

October also means that the marathon is so close. Like, THISCLOSE.

Yep, it is officially marathon month. Actually, scratch that. It is officially MARATHON WEEK! Bonus: today is an extra rest day, so I am taking it extra easy by having some extra couch time & an extra cup of coffee. I’m all about those extras, you know? : ) Nala has loved having more time in the morning for couch snuggles since my runs aren’t anything more than 8km this week, so it’s a win for her and a win for me.

 

 

Since Monday’s are my Sundays, I took advantage of the slow morning and crisp air to go on a mid-morning run. I started around 10:30am and it was cool enough to still wear a t-shirt, but capris were definitely necessary as I know my legs would’ve been cold if I had worn shorts. I also remembered to wear my sunglasses which was NEEDED! Look at that sun pouring in through the trees.

There truly is nothing better than getting out on the trail and being in nature. I passed two other runners on the trail and a gentleman walking his dog, and that was it for my run. Plus, this run went by in a breeze! I must be used to all the long runs (and longish runs) because as soon as I reached my 5km, I was thinking, “Oh, I’m done already?” Before I know it, the next two runs of the week will be over and I will be waking up Sunday morning, gearing up to run 42.2km.

Yep, there’s officially FOUR sleeps until the marathon. Am I freaking out? Not really, to be honest. I have checked the weather a few times, but I’m trying not to get too caught up in the marathon madness. I say this now, but we’ll see how I feel after going to the expo and getting my bib number. Then maybe the nerves will settle in. However, I am remaining positive and trying to stay as stress-free as possible. My marathon packing list has been made, I have new music on my playlist, my race outfit is picked out, and I am feeling ready. I will have a full recap on the blog of what was on my marathon packing list, and maybe I will share my marathon playlist as well. I have lots of post-marathon blog ideas swirling around in my head, but we will have to wait until next week to dive in! Plus, I will be needing some much deserved recovery time after the big race : )

I hope you guys are all having a great week so far!

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