I love eating. Especially stuff that isn’t good for you. Donuts and I are total besties. I love going for a long run and treating myself to donuts. Because seriously who can eat just one? Recently I have found myself following blogs about people who run and also have a love for sugary treats. While browsing one of those blogs I came across this amazing donut chart. Of course I felt the need to share in order to justify my donut habits. Now I am off to eat a donut.
What have I been doing? Running. Have I been writing about it? Nope. But, that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. Promise. I have crossed over to the 20+ miles a week range. It feels like more because the Mississippi Delta is hot. And humid. And pretty miserable. Daily I second guess myself, was this really a smart plan? Training for a marathon in the heat of a Mississippi summer? Nope, probably not. But, I am committed so here we go.
5/4-6.5, 5/5-5, 5/6-Rest, 5/7-7, 5/8-Rest, 5/9-5, 5/10-4
I had a bit of a set back a few aches and pains which caused me to cut back a bit this week. And the rain, oh the rain.
5/11-3.35, 5/12-4, 5/13-Rest, 5/14-10, 5/15-4, 5/16-Rest, 5/17-Rest
I got new running shoes what a game changer. Whoa! My #1 running tip…get a good pair of shoes and track your miles in them. I’m a firm believer in the 300 miles rule. If your shoes have gone 300 miles they deserve to be retired. Your feet, shins, joints, knees will thank you. Don’t want to wait for shoes? Order from Zappos. I ordered my new Brooks Tuesday afternoon and they were at my door within 24 hours. Now that is service, sheesh! Supporting local stores is super awesome too if you can. #shoplocal All this great advice before 8 AM-who am I?
Eccck. How did I get so behind? Probably because I was out and about, eating crawfish, taking in amazing bluegrass music festivals, and eating some killer peanut butter pie. But, don’t you worry I am still running, as fast as my little legs will carry me, because it is real now. I got in, I paid my money. I am running the Chicago Marathon in 6 months. It sounds far away some days and other days it sounds like tomorrow.
P.S. Complete sidenote– Aren’t my puppies the cutest most intense dogs ever? That one floppy ear gets me every time. Every. Time.
4/20-4, 4/21-3.35, 4/22-6, 4/23-Rest, 4/24-6, 4/25-3+Yoga, 4/26-Rest
Total 22.35 miles
4/27-8, 4/28-2, 4/29-4, 4/30-6, 5/1-Rest, 5/2-Rest, 5/3-4
Total 24 miles
It’s offical. I’m running the Chicago marathon in October. #gulp
What a week! I started the week in Florida and ended it exhausted in my house by the lake. My running this week was a bit lacking. The struggle is real when I am out of town. I ended up doing nothing on Monday and Tuesday and then trying to make up for it the rest of the week. But no worries, I am feeling completely renewed. Almost January 1 New Years resolution renewed. I know, shocking I hope it lasts.
Mon-rest, Tues-rest, Wed-3.0 fast (10:15 mile-which is ah.mazing for me), Thurs-3.5, Fri-10 mile bike, 15 min abs, Sat-6.5, Sun-4, 15 min abs
Total: run- 17, bike-10
Another week donzo. Check and check. Super proud that I was able to maintain my schedule even on while on vacation. Get it girl, get it. Big goal this upcoming week is to increase my mileage, and break the 20 mile barrier. Happy running, happy friends.
Monday- 3, Tuesday-3.35, Wednesday-6, Thursday-rest, Friday-3.35 and 1.5 hrs. Yoga, Saturday-rest, Sunday- 3.35