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Teton Dam Marathon Review

On the 2nd of June, I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive to eastern Idaho for the Teton Dam Marathon. I did the 5K.

Did I mention I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive. Yeah, not the best idea for legs to be in PR shape. My leggies were stiff and at 1100 more feet of elevation then at home, it was a slow trot for sure. No PR attempt this trot, that's for sure.

I woke up at 4am (my normal wake up time is 8am - 10am depending on the day) so that early is  painful. I had everything all packed and ready the evening before- brekky, post-race clothes, snacks, and a full tank of gas for the long drive. All I had to do was make coffee and head out. I didn't even brush my teeth before I left. Coffee first.

The drive was nice and not a lot of traffic for a Saturday morning. I don't know the last time I have been to Rexburg, but it was easy to find the race start. I thought the race started at 8am, but that was the 10K. The 5K started at 8:30am and I got there to get my bib at …

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On the 8th, I had some dental work done. Half of my mouth has stitches in it. Some of the side effects of this dental work is a inability to eat food that requires chewing, face swelling (not like my face is puffy enough), constipation -thanks to Vicodin, no strenuous exercise (I laid in bed for 2 days watching TV/napping), and I am unable to brush my teeth for 2 weeks. Yeah. It's been a great time saver! Not really. I do have a special mouth wash for this purpose.
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I did make the best milkshake ever. Ever! No really. It was the best. I used chocolate ice cream, Darigold Refuel Chocolate Milk, and Vega Chocolate Protein. It was filling, I got a major chocolate fix, and I got a little extra protein in instead of just sugar carbs. Because all I have been eating is chocolate & rice pudding, chicken broth, and Dreyer's Fruit Bars. Last night, I was trying to get the BF to go to McDonald's & get me a cheeseburger because their food is so processed, it is not like you have to chew... But he hates anything that deals with fast food so he wouldn't.

Today, I feel better then what I have the past 2 days but I am stuck going to work. How good I will feel when I pull into work is a different story. I don't feel good enough to run, so it looks like this week will be a run-free week. Which makes me sad. Beginning of the week I was just looking forward to another 10 mile run tonight/tomorrow.

One thing that doesn't make me sad is that I have not been counting calories and a near liquid, carb-full, diet has been keeping my weight where I was at the beginning of the week. Despite being full of poo. 8 pounds down since the beginning of the year! That means I am 2 pounds lower then my marathon weight in November!

Have you gone running today?  What is your favorite soup to eat when you are unable to chew? I need a lunch idea for tonight.


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