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My road to 100 got rocky at day 3. Which is fine. Not feeling good is ok every now and again. Plus, I would rather have this happen at the start of training than during the high mileage weeks! Day … Continue reading
I am a slacker. I admit it! I got on here a couple months ago thinking I was ready to start blogging again. Eh, the truth…I was just living life! One day at a time, letting my life adjust to the new normal. My kids were making new friends and adjusting to a new town. Also I wasn’t running much, if at all at times. When I first started running again things were fine. However, after a few consistent runs my foot started to bother me ever so slightly and I stopped again. I need to be healthy and had to take the time off.
How do I have a running blog when I am not running? That question went through my head numerous times as I sat down in the last couple of months and considered writing a new post. Now I am running regularly (I’m still not fast) but I am running. I am training for the Hat Trick at Runner’s World Festival next month so I kind of need to get my ass in gear if I want to run decent. <–notice I didn't say good. My goal at this point is to just survive!
Now the best part….our summer in pictures!
We have fortunately had copious amounts of froyo in our lives. This I believe is the only reason I can do anything.
|Whipped cream is a must for her|
The reality of running my first marathon is really starting hit home. I have a short 72 days left! Yikes!! My runs have been feeling really great lately apart from the occasional, tougher than it really should be run. But those happen and I am ok with that!!
The treadmill and I are still at odds. I am very sure I want the roads to stay clear so I can run outside more often and not have to worry about the traffic out where I live. On Friday and Saturday the roads near me where still mostly covered with a snow/slush/icy mix that I just didn’t trust to run on. I know that I would have been able to physically run on it no problem, but trusting drivers is a whole different story. I know that people drive too fast and don’t pay enough attention. With there not being room to get over due to the snow I prefer just to wait it out.
Friday was 4 easy miles and by easy I mean slow, very slow! It was probably the hardest run of the week, trying to get my body to go at a slower pace is never easy. I know I need to do this but it is still hard!! So when it was time for my long run Saturday my legs were happy to pick up the pace!!!
Over the weekend I tried something I have never done. I attended a wine and canvas. A friend of mine was supposed to go and couldn’t make it, so she offered her ticket to me and I thought heck….why not! I found out that I am not an artist…but that is OK!!!
|My little lady loved it and now has it hanging on her wall! HA! Jenni’s looked much better than mine!|
Last night was very uneventful! I didn’t run or workout at all. Since the Huff is Saturday I don’t want to risk being tired or sore. I will run later today just to shake out my muscles before the big race tomorrow! We are going to have so much fun! D and I are heading down tonight and Kari will meet us there in the morning! We will have to stop and get some bagels on the way there so we can have our usually prerace breakfast! Plus, Kari and I decided D can anchor our relay so he gets to cross the finish line (he is stoked) so he will be waiting quite awhile for us to run the first 21.6 miles! <–sounds like so much when put that way…glad I am only running 10.8!!
Now on to the odds and ends that don’t flow together very well but I just feel like posting these things so here you go!!
I love bruschetta and if you know me you know that! It is one of my absolute favorite things in the whole wide world. The mixture of tomato, shallot, basil, and other items with a nice little toasty piece of bread makes my taste buds so so so happy!! If you can’t tell by the last couple sentences I made some last night, and it was perfect!