On Thursday morning I prepared for my longest run yet. 15 miles. I ate a protein bar, drank some water, did my usual warmups, got a little nervous, checked that I had what I needed about 12 times, and then finally hit the road. Since I had the day off work, I had the luxury […]Read more "15 miles of sweet talking gone wrong"
This weekend my big sister was in town for the International Grand Ball, Ballroom Dance Competition. Before I met up with her and her dance partner on Saturday, I had a productive morning of running, planking, stretching & pancake eating. The weather was cool (aka perfect), the sights were glorious (Embarcadero waterfront), and my new […]Read more "Don’t invite me to your sleepover"
The running break I had to take forced me to focus a lot on nutrition, time management, and stress relief. This was a good thing. I have stepped it up in the food department and I’m learning that my body needs a much more substantial breakfast than I was eating. I also have already felt […]Read more "I never thought I would say this"
Today my alarm was set for 4:50 AM. There is something about waking up in the 4’s that sounds kind of terrifying (even 4:50 ;-)) I have realized that I am SLOW as molasses when I first get out of bed and it realistically takes me a good 30-35 minutes to get ready for my […]Read more "waking up in the 4’s & favorites"
Hello friends! It’s time for my weekly training update. Let’s see… how do I say this? Week four was mentally challenging and physically painful. As you know, I was forced to take a running break. I thought it would be just a few days, but it looks as though my body is screaming for some […]Read more "Week four marathon training, unconventional style!"
Hey! Hope your Tuesday was happy. I can’t believe that today was the start of my 4th week of training. Where does the time go!? Struggles: * Time management– I hit the snooze button a few times this past week which meant that my runs were hurried, stretch sesh was miniscule, and breakfast was rushed/brought […]Read more "Week three marathon training, CHECK!"
Hello friends! It’s official, I survived week 2 of my marathon training! So, as I mentioned last week I will update you on my progress, struggles, thoughts, eats, and tips as I make my way to the NWM 2013. A few struggles this past week: *Still not getting the optimal amount of sleep. I tried really hard, […]Read more "Week two marathon training, CHECK!"