The Little Rock marathon unveiled their medal today. See here. I'll save you some reading though. This medal is 7.75 inches by 6 inches and weighs 1.67 pounds. Compare that to normal medals which average 2.5 inches and 3 ounces. Little Rock prides itself on having a large medal, could you tell. Also, the medal reflects its focus on going green for the marathon. Not sure what steps they'll take to do so but I for one wholeheartedly support that.
I have to say that a few days ago I realized I have another marathon in just about 3 weeks and kind of got excited about that. No burnout yet anyway.
My weight seems to be creeping back up but slowly. I'm back up 2 of the 6 or so that I lost. Not that it matters, just interesting.
Today I was on the treadmill for my 20 miler. I used a pack of sport beans for energy which is nutritionally the same as a pack of gu. I like the flavors and spread the beans out from mile 10 to mile 19 but for some reason they didn't seem to give me the boost that a gel pack (what I usually use) does. The last three miles were kind of a grind. Maybe that was because I kicked it down to 8:30 miles instead of 8:40's. I'll go back to the gels in the future.
All in: 20 miles at 8:41