Monday, April 14, 2008
Blizzard on a Hot Tin Roof!
Yesterday, I tried the new Blizzard of the Month at Dairy Queen - the Tin Roof Blizzard. It was nothing short of amazing. Vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, chocolate covered peanuts, and brownie pieces. Hmm, Goobers never tasted so good.
On a different note, marathon training has been going pretty well. The weather and my work schedule have done a pretty good job at disrupting my schedule, but I still feel good about a 4:30 finish in May. I have decided that I won't be doing any more Spring marathons. It is too hard to train through these brutal Kentucky winters (it's brutal for a Texas gal, at least!), and my Marches are pretty much dedicated to working 80-hour work weeks. It's been really difficult getting back on track after March for a full marathon, so from now on I am going to reserve the Spring for half-marathons, 10ks, and 5ks. There are several options for Fall marathons in this area, so I will possibly be able to do 2 full-marathons in the Fall/early Winter. I'm still hoping for Chicago in October 2009.
I have my last 20 miler this weekend, and then I will begin a two week taper. Before my October marathon I had a three week taper, and it felt too long. So, I am kind of happy that I didn't get to do the 20 miles yesterday (it was raining and in the 30s all day and I have a huge event at work this week and didn't want to risk pneumonia) so...I pushed the 20 miler to next Sunday. Temperatures are supposed to be back up in the 60s and 70s this week, so I'm hoping the good weather will hold out. I went to the gym and ran about 7 miles on the treadmill, and then ate my bad weather blues away with the delectable Tin Roof blizzard.
Posted by Meredith Brooks at 9:40 AM