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We are getting down to the nitty gritty here. I seriously cannot believe that in less than a week I will be running the Chicago Marathon.

One of the biggest things that I think I’m going to miss are all of the excuses I’ve been able to use since training…I wanted to point out a couple of my favorites.

“Honey, I’m too tired to do the dishes…because I’m training for a marathon!

“I need to eat these 4 slices of pizza……because I’m training for a marathon!”

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“Could you get me a glass of water from the kitchen; I’m resting my legs…because I’m training for a marathon!”

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“I can’t take the garbage out…because I’m training for a marathon!”

“Sorry that I ate all of your string cheese and pretzels, I’m so hungry…because I’m training for a marathon!”

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“Can you please walk the dog? I’m sooo tired…because I’m training for a marathon!”

“We need 2 cartons of ice cream in the freezer at all times…because I’m training for a marathon!”

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“I can have another beer, hey its carbs and I need those…because I’m training for a marathon!”

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“I can fuel with Reese’s peanut butter cups…because I’m training for a marathon!”

“I absolutely need you to run and pick me up some wings…because I’m training for a marathon!”

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“Would you mind cleaning the apartment? I think I deserve a break…because I’m training for a marathon!”


I’m kind of thinking Kevin is going to be happier than me by the time the race is over with on Sunday 😉

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I better take advantage of these last few days while I can!

In other news, my weekend was really good, in a chill kind of way Saturday I went for an 8 mile run and it felt so weird not being out there for hours. I didnt mind it one little bit. We drove up to my parents so I could have my dad help me with my taxes…we had filed an extension in hope that we could find other deductions to avoid paying so much but alas, we couldn’t get the number to go down. At least we cushioned the blow with my car donation last year…so its not as much as I paid last year. I dropped Kev off at work and then went to dinner with Caroline and Nina…followed by some girl time and movie watching…a night with my maid of honors is always a good one.

Sunday was a terrible day for Jets football so lets skip over that part. We did have breakfast with Mama and Papa Schaible and then hung out watching my sister-in-laws wedding video from a few years ago. It made me really excited for our wedding…and I was touched because everyone was a little emotional watching it. Its obvious how much his family cares for each other, I love it 🙂

Later Sunday night, I received an email from TNT asking if Kev and I would mind writing a couple of paragraphs together about our story and how its been to be a part of TNT…they’d like us to speak to the group the night before the race. I am so honored that we were asked, how cool is that? Chicago is going to be a blast.

I’m ready to be in rest mode this week…its kind of nice not thinking about any serious workouts this week. Besides that pesky marathon I’m running in a few days…