Almost 1 week down... I did manage to stick to the plan
today, although a little out of order because of my 18 mile training run. And my nutritionist gave me the ok to use as much running fuel as I needed, and I got 2 cups of pasta + 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce in addition.
Today I ran an 18 mile run in the rain with some friends. Something was bothering my tummy--maybe last night's broccoli slaw with taco seasoning? The pre-run apple? The Margarita Shot Bloks? Who knows. Fortunately, I managed to finish the run without incident. And in 2 hours and 50 minutes! Sweeet.
So I've officially decided to run a marathon and have even picked out one... but I haven't signed up yet. I really wish I could run my first marathon with one of my good running buddies, since we seem to have a similar pace and are good at motivating the other to keep going! But she's doing her first marathon out in Montana, where her family is.