3 things Thursday: Cookies, marathon, cookies

1. Cookies. I'm removing them from my diet until after the Richmond Marathon. I've been eating way too many lately.

Richmond Marathon cookies

2. Good runs deserve shout-outs. Yesterday I did an 8-mile run with a 4-mile tempo thrown in at an 8:19 pace. I could have easily gone farther at that pace and I could have easily lowered that pace. I didn't look my watch for much of it.

With each run I'm growing more and more confident about what will happen at the Richmond Marathon on Nov. 10.

3. Speaking of cookies and the marathon, this training cycle has been one of the best when it comes to running and one of the worst with eating stupid stuff. It's all kind of weird how that happens, but it's time to change a few things.

I'm not going to make any drastic changes, but my two-plus-month soda free streak will continue and now cookies/cupcakes/brownies and the like are gone for a while. The sweet tooth has got to go.