The countdown to Miami has begun!! We are now T minus 11 days and I can’t believe it! As of now, I’m feeling prepared going into the end of my first taper week. Starting to feel rested and my legs are starting to feel like they are getting the downtime they need. HOWEVER, today I ran my last “long” run until the race. I decided I was going to do a 9 mile run and keep it pretty consistent, pushing myself in the second half. I ended up doing an average of 8:00 minute miles right on the dot and was very pleased. What I am learning, is that if you don’t properly re-fuel your body after workouts like this, your body will turn on you. When I got home, I made sure to drink lots of water and gatorade and to also make myself a nice protein-filled meal. About a half hour later I got the shakes. My hands were shaking so bad I felt like I couldn’t even function. Well guess what, this was due to low blood sugar (at least that’s what I’m assuming based on my research). I read that you need to eat some fruit or drink fruit juice and I ended up doing both. I had a banana and a half glass of OJ and this literally changed everything. 10 minutes later I was feeling completely back to normal, isn’t that crazy!!!!!!!!! So my advice in this blog is to pay attention to your body!