I think it is going to be harder than I thought doing without the protein and fat I am used to. If you want to read the whole research on carbo loading, visit here. I figured out how many carbs I was supposed to eat today and tomorrow and it's CRAZY!!! 552 grams of carbs or 2208 calories worth of carbs! That just sounds so outrageous, but it's only 2 days and I got started late today so I don't know if I can even fit in that many carbs! My fat allowance for the day is 31 grams and my protein is 69 grams. I've actually already gone over that in the protein for the day and as I sit and type, I'm eating Raisin Bran with no milk! I for sure didn't do this last year, so maybe this will help! We live in this carb phobia world and as much as I don't think I'm impacted by this, I must be a little, because this sounds nuts! But I thought ice baths were nuts a month ago until I tried them, so who knows!
So I think I'm having a freak out about the marathon day every other day now because Monday I was absolutely crazy and Tuesday I was o.k. and then Wednesday I was so nervous my stomach felt physically sick and then today I'm fine. So if that pattern continues, I'll freak out tomorrow and be fine the day of the marathon! My mom used to always get sick a couple of nights before one of my brother's big games. I thought she was so silly to get physically sick from nerves. I guess this is my payback for thinking that and now I have a lot of empathy for her.
My i-pod started having problems last night when I was trying to download some new stuff. We got an Mac for Christmas and still have the Windows version downstairs. Well it was having problems with me mixing and matching computers and was telling me that it was full when I know it wasn't. So I had to reinstall it and I lost all my playlists. So I put most of the music back on today, but I still have to go and rearrange everything. I had on my long run playlist all the slower paced music and the beginning and the faster stuff at the end to get me through when I need the energy. So I guess that will be tomorrow's project. We are going out tomorrow night to the Temple and then dinner and won't be back until late. Then I'm leaving about 4:30 a.m. so I better get everything ready and set out tomorrow so I don't forget anything! I did have one freak out moment today when I looked at the counter at the bottom of the blog and it said 2 days to Salt Lake City Marathon! AHHHHHHHHH!