1 Day Left!

Yesterday we left Saskatoon with our Prairie Team in Training team. I’ve never done a race with 50 other people, most of them strangers. However, there a few that are quickly becoming friends.

My nutrition plan is to stay as normal as possible. However, last night I went out in search of a vegan restaurant. The place I wanted to go was closed, but I’ll be heading back there for lunch. Instead, my fellow vegetarian Ashley and I headed to a Lebanese restaurant and had a wonderful meal even with DESSERT! It’s just so refreshing to go to places where people know what vegan is and they don’t look at me with the blank look. I often forget what that is like to be in a place that is educated about vegetarians.

MelloJohnny has taken a bit of a different approach. As I type this he is eating Ju-Jubes and drinking Ensure (he does drink that a lot). However, because he doesn’t really have a “normal” eating pattern, I guess this normal for him.

Vancouver is treating me well. We are staying in a wonderful hotel in downtown Vancouver. I bought a record about prairie songs, which I’m excited about. At the race package expo I got a few things.

After walking around all day my knee was not sore. This is a good sign I figure. I’ve been stretching and taking lots of ibuprofen. Looking forward to the marathon tomorrow!!!

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2 Responses to 1 Day Left!

  1. Jen Smith says:

    So you are a vegan, but pop ibuprofen like candy? Being healthy should a balanced approach.

    • Thanks for your concern, Jen! In this post I said that I’d been taking “lots of ibuprofen,” when I should have been more explicit and said “I’ve taken 3 in a day.” Unfortunately, training for this marathon was very hard on my body, as can be the way in long-distance sports. I have learned a lot from the experience this past May, doing two marathons in one month. Hopefully I will have to avoid injuries. Also, due to neck issues that I have from scoliosis, sometimes ibuprofen is taking to avoid migraines. I have mentioned these issues several times in my blog. I look forward to hearing more of your concerns! Take care.

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