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Frozen Veggies and Tiny Treadmills

Today I got an email that began: "CONGRATULATIONS!!! We would like to congratulate you on being selected for the 2011 St George Marathon." So now it is real. Which means I am trying to put together a training plan. With my other two marathons, I just printed out a couple of marathon training plans and followed the one that looked like it would work best with my schedule and training level. I've never put together a training plan that is really specific to my past performances and expectations. This time I am going to work my life around the plan rather than the plan around my life. I am going to do this and do it right. So if you have any brilliant knowledge when it comes to putting a marathon training plan together, please share. Or if you want to volunteer to coach me to an amazing finish, you're hired.

Marathon training officially starts next week. That gives me 20 weeks. My right calf has been bothering me since my half marathon, so I am trying to nurse it back to happiness this week. I spent time on the bike the past two days, but I'm not sure my booty can handle it again tonight. I'm thinking yoga and abs might be on the menu. Operation lower leg happiness has also involved lots of stretching and strengthening. And of course a bag of frozen veggies.

Do you see the carrot and corn peeking out near my ankle?

And now I will leave you with the highlight of my day. The Princess came in while I was making dinner to show me this "treadmill" she had made:

out of this:


  1. Hope Operation Lower Leg Happiness will be a success! :)
    St George sounds like a good one!
    Good luck with your training.

  2. Good luck with your training!

    Your daughter is so cute! I love that she is already a little runner. I hope when we have kids they learn that from me.

  3. I love the treadmill! Yay for marathon training! Unfortunately my ultra wisdom will lead you off the path into marathon darkness. Enjoy the training!

  4. what a cute teeny tiny treadmill!

    It's always good to have frozen veggies around. You can ice and then use the thawed veggies for dinner :)

  5. Congrats on St. George! So many bloggers are in and i'm excited to hear how it goes for everyone! Loving your blog...i'll be following :)

  6. Congrats on St. George!!! I've heard amazing things about that one! Looking forward to watching you train! What kind of a time goal are you looking at? If you need any help just let me know!

    Take care of that calf!!! It sounds like someone needs a massage pronto!

  7. LOVED getting that email!! I need to find a better marathon training plan for me as well :)

    LOVE your icing techniques :)

    woo hoo!! ST GEORGE!! here we come!!

  8. Kids are seriously the best! That is too cute. 20 weeks is the perfect amount of time to train for a full marathon and will all of your halfs in between you will be right on track. Good luck and I am so excited you got into St.George! We are definitely going to have to meet up.

  9. Congratulations on St. George! I'm looking forward to hearing how the training goes. I'm going to copy your icing technique. :)

  10. Ahhhh, how cool is your new silly band!? I love it when my kids transform things!

    I've been icing a lot too myself lately. Can't we all be indestructable like Wiley Coyote!?

  11. That is so cute! The princess has a great imagination. I am so excited for you to run St. George. I'm not sure i can give any advice, as i have not ran my first marathon yet. But if it goes well, then you know what my advice will be.. cross training + cross training endurance + long hard trail runs + and believe in yourself. :)

  12. Hi Candice! Are you interested in running Wasatch Back? We have to spots in our van. I don't know if you remember... I live in Perry by your aunt so at least she could vouch that I am not a crazy person... or maybe not. JK. Let me know if you or anyone you know is interested in running the relay.

    Sorry about your calf. I've had some trouble with mine lately too but ice, massage, and rest has taken care of it.


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