Hey everyone, I wanted to write a recap of my race, but after yesterday it just seems silly.
I am still in shock over this, as I know many of you are as well. When you run and participate in big races and events its so hard not to feel it hit ‘home’ also. After completing my half marathon Sunday in a major city, seeing it bring out thousands of runners and spectators, I can’t get over the horror of this event. The camaraderie between participants and knowing how hard everyone worked was so inspiring to see on sunday. Knowing it was taken away so violently yesterday makes me sick to my stomach. I can’t wear a race shirt to work today, but I will be wearing blue and yellow.
Last Song on my iPod
After a glorious rest day on Tuesday after body pump and the 6 miles, I decided to get on the trainer for a half hour and peddle while watching Friends. And then I played Field Hockey on my indoor team. We won 16-8! (No goalies, obvs.)
Totally had breakfast for dinner last night. We made an egg casserole… eggs, bread, sausage and cheeeeeeese. delish. I could eat eggs for every meal.
I have a toast problem. Just as I said before about Cinnamon Toast..well then I bought Nutella. and now I want to put Nutella on everything. I probably really need a spoon and and the jar. I have issues.
Another good one this week has been the new Chobani Bites. I LOVE THEM. They are the perfect size and the raspberry with dark chocolate chips is divine. The coffee is alright…
Last TV Show watched:
It was friends as I said while the trainer. Joey and I share the same philosophy on food:
- What are some of your last things?
A pretty view on my run last week. (Sometimes I like Pennsylvania)
My dress and Polka Dot Tights
My little Nugget
Oiselle Clearly Vest- awesome to run in! (so many pockets!)
(excuse my mess) Mostly cause I want you to see Izzy’s sweater:
Out for a Walk
Ah, after a wonderful long weekend, it’s back to work today! Thankfully for a short week!
After a much DELAYED long run... yesterday, I finally made it entire 6 miles! This is Personal Distance Record myself! My previous being 5 miles. Boo yah!
I never really had a reason to run more than 5 miles before. Training for field hockey doesn’t require that long of runs. Now that I’m running a half marathon in March, it’s all apart of the plan. ;) Can’t wait to keep making it higher each weekend! That being said, I really wish I had a running buddy to get through all of it with!
I also did Body Pump class yesterday in the morning..having the day off I wanted to go because I never get the chance otherwise…I went and the class was great, very glad I went. Thankfully we did more arm work than leg work because if we had did lunges AND squats, pretty sure I wouldn’t have gotten very far.
Unfortunately, my legs were tired. And I not thinking, I went the hilliest course I could have gone on. (DUH). From my house I have a possibility of 3 ways to start out… Not thinking about it, I chose land of the hills. Doi. Around mile 2 there’s these two back to back riduculous hills of terror that seem to go on forever. Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger correct? :) Not the best choice of all after body pump, but thankfully miles 3.5 -6 were mostly flat or downhill. Around mile 4 I finally go in my groove back and the last 2 breezed by. I’m so happy I’m making these small mile increases in my mileage, my endurance has NEVER felt better! Boom.
- You heard me brag about my accomplishment, go ahead tell me yours :)
Hi! As you can tell, I fortunately have this lovely Monday off! So excited about that :) I hope all of you have off too.
This weekend, I decided on Friday I would get up and make it to a Body Pump class at the gym! I’ve missed Body Pump so much, I don’t know why I haven’t thought to go on a Saturday before. The class was awesome, I got a great lift in (although since it had been so long since the the last one, my weights weren’t as heavy). I missed group fitness so much! I totally realized this..I have been on so many solo runs, and workouts- it’s really starting to get BORING.
I woke up Sunday extremely sore, mostly from push-ups and bench pressing- not something I do often! Surprisingly enough even after the lunges and squats my legs weren’t hurting TOO badly. I did decided to take the day off Sunday, and am trying for my 6 mile long run today instead. The weather is about to get rediculously cold here this week (boo) so I may even have to suck it up and run on the treadmill this week. *sigh. Life is hard, I know.
Last week, my training didn’t go as planned, and I’m completely okay with it. It is what it is. Looking back, I totally think asking myself to run 4 times a week was a stretch. If I don’t get that 3rd shorter run in, I’ve decided its okay. I’ll be going totally off the feel of everything for the weeks. Sounds like a plan to me!
One of the best parts about my weekend???
Hockey’s back! And my Penguins are 2-0!