Congrats to all our marathon, relay & 5k runners who took part in yesterday. And thank you to @that_runner_girl_goes for allowing us to follow along your training journey! “Welcome to the phase and my last post! ? As some of you may already know, yesterday didn’t go as I had hoped. ?? I began cramping extremely bad at mile 20 but mentally toughened up and didn’t give up! ? I learned more about my mental strength through those last 6.2 miles than I ever have. ?? Being able to ask for water ? from random spectators because I couldn’t move my legs ? and having cheers ? from fellow runners ??‍♀️ encouraging me to keep going were just a couple of the major reasons I knew I could do it. ? The ladies smiles behind me give you just a glimpse into the beauty of this running community! ? Thank you @clifbar for the rock solid nutrition. Your dedication to quality ingredients is simply unmatched and I’m grateful to have been sponsored by you. ??‍♀️ And btw, your cheer sections were freaking INCREDIBLE! ???? Congratulations, WE DID IT!!! And Boston..I’m still coming for you

5 more days until race day, and we have our final update from @that_runner_girl_goes, who will be taking on: “Well, this is it!! The home stretch!?? This week I’m taking time to appreciate all the hard work I’ve put in.??‍♀️ We have all put in the time, run the miles-all while stressing over any obstacles and simultaneously, enjoying the many milestones.? I am confident my body knows what it’s supposed to do and I know yours does too. It’s easy to overthink, but with the holidays upon us, take a step back and jump for joy!? The training will pay off and if it doesn’t turn out exactly the way you hope, that’s okay too.?? Enjoy the race folks, we deserve it

@that_runner_girl_goes talks race goals for CIM, “CIM35 is fast approaching folks!? Run the Parkway was the perfect training run. My wishes were that those 20 miles would prove my training is paying off, and they came true!??‍♀️ After a successful long run my goals for Race Day are completely attainable!?I’m hoping to qualify for Boston at CIM, which will require a time of 3:35 or less, so running with the 3:32 pacer, Jen, was the best practice!? She even encouraged me to speed past her the last mile to end with an 8:02/mile average!!?? So, come Sunday, December 3rd, my goals are to drink water? at every aide station, eat 3️⃣ @clifbar chews (half the pack) every 45 mins?, talk with my pace group when I need to?, and crush that time of 3:35!?? I can’t wait to see everyone out there

CIM training update from @that_runner_girl_goes: “Everyone knows that putting in the miles is a necessary component of marathon training, but what is easily forgotten is cross training! Adding in some strength training, consistent stretching, and endurance cross training has been a huge bonus to my workouts. It is so easy to jump on your bike and ride down the bike trail, to not only give you a different feeling on your usual routes, but also encourage the muscles to be used in various ways. I love that cycling builds leg strength without putting stress on the knees and as always, engage that core! @clifbar is such an easy piece of the training puzzle. It’s easy to grab-and-go, making sure I have all the fuel I need to get in a strenuous workout and recovery properly