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Marine Corps Marathon Training – Week 17 (Awesome colleagues, recipe for crispy sweet potato roast)

So, I get back to my desk on Monday from a 1.5 hour-long meeting, and my colleagues walk up to me with cake and a card.

I’m all like… “cake?? For what? My birthday was in June!”

Turns out the cake and card was to wish me luck on the Marine Corps Marathon this Sunday.

I have awesome colleagues.

Big thank you to OPA!
Big thank you to OPA!

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How cute is this card?? Thanks, Erin!

Awesome messages.
Awesome messages.
MCM Training – Week 17

Monday, Oct. 12 – off

Tuesday, Oct. 13 – off

Wednesday, Oct. 14 – 6 miles – treadmill

Thursday, Oct. 15 – 4 miles – treadmill

Friday, Oct. 16 – off

Saturday, Oct. 17 – 10 miles – outside in the hood

Sunday, Oct. 18 – 4 miles – treadmill

Total: 24 miles
Cross-training: none

This past week was low-key in terms of running and mileage. I ran the 10 miles on Saturday morning with a friend on a path near our neighborhood. It was a great run. The weather was perfect. And despite the fact that I stayed out a tad too late the night before, I was feeling pretty good during the run (I totally passed out for about two hours afterward though).

The tapering has been nice. It’s giving my legs a break, and adding more time to my evening schedule to do other things.

This week, my goal is take it easy and stay positive for the Sunday. I can’t believe MCM is just days away.

My friends and I do Friendsigiving every year. It’s always a great time to catch up with people and eat amazing food. This year, I’m making some sort of sweet potato dish. I tested Smitten Kitchen’s crispy sweet potato roast on Saturday, and it was absolutely delicious. I think that’s the dish I’m bringing to Friendsgiving.

Crispy sweet potato roast
Crispy sweet potato roast
It looks pretty, and it’s easy to make.

All you need are sweet potatoes, butter, olive oil, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

Recipe for crispy sweet potato roast.

Hope you’re all having a great week.

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