Hey friendly faces. Happy Friday!!
I’m chillin here in Savannah, preparing for the marathon tomorrow morning. We got here last night, so we wouldn’t feel rushed. We’re leaving shortly to head to the expo, probably grab some grub and then settle in. I’d like to have an early dinner so we can be up at 4 am tomorrow! By the way, I’m not sure if I mentioned this, but Ed is running the half also. He’ll be running competitively and looking for a top five finish, and then I hope comes to find me to help motivate me through the race.
But, enough psyching myself out. Let’s get to some favorites from the week!
I stopped in earlier this week to donate some items and had some extra time so figured I’d meander around. I walked out with two small bowls ($.50 each!) and various books. I need to remember to go book shopping there more often!
I got a massage earlier this week to fix any kinks and built up lactic acid in my legs. I then followed it up by soaking in an Epsom Salt bath. It was amazing. I also did a few yoga stretching sequences. I love this one.
Run Fast, Eat Slow
So excited about this book and meeting the authors. Stay tuned for the recipes I’m about to blow up.
My friend and I also had some yummy apps and wine at Nolen’s Kitchen before. Half off apps from 4-6 pm, Charlotte friends! We got the fried zucchini chips with an amazing dill yogurt sauce, grass fed beef sliders (I was craving some iron), crabcake cheesy dip and crab cakes! The tapering hunger is real!
I’m totally digging these scones from the Scone Shop in Charlotte. A few months ago, I had coffee with Fielding, the business owner, a few months ago and she graciously gave me a variety of scones to try. They are already premixed. All you do is heat them in the oven for 15 minutes and voila, you have delicious breakfast scones! We loved the chocolate cinnachip, and we also can’t wait to try the cinnamon chip, butterscotch chocolate chip, and spinach feta! They are in Whole Foods and some of the local grocery stores now, and you can find them in Charlotte, Raleigh Greensboro, Winston Salem and Columbia! List of locations here.
I just got spotify for the marathon, specifically. Does anyone have any good playlists to share? I just don’t want my music to be so fast paced that it gets me so excited that I blow my pace plan! I can totally see that happening.
I made a bunch of my no bake coconut snacks (plus leftovers of trail mix bites) for the marathon and for after, but I’ve already eaten half of them, thanks to the long road trip yesterday. Good thing I always pack snacks. Yes, I realize the color is not aesthetically pleasing here. I promise you they taste good, though!
And chocolate and coffee are just a perfect match, don’t ya think?
I think dinner tonight will be simple – sweet potatoes, chicken sausage and some veggies. Last night I made this amazing tempeh, butternut squash, broccoli and brussel sprout mix and added maple syrup. It was so amazing. I would eat that again tonight if I could! We’re planning on being up around 4 am tomorrow for the 7am start. Fortunately, Ed has done plenty of marathons so I’m glad he’ll be guiding and supporting me in the morning.
Follow me on snapchat (username: thehurdbird) and Instagram for up to date marathon activities! I’ll try to pop in Monday to let you know I’m alive!
Favorite pre race meal?
Any last minute tips for first time marathoners?