I was very surprised I survived this week without biting a small child’s head off after I’d been up every day at 445-5am to run and then did NOT take my usual post-run nappy poo in order to get stuff done and make 100 trips up & down the stairs each day. That’s “Do Work” times 5 hundred.
Friday’s workout: 2 mile run + moving (I tried to do 4 miles, but was too sore)
Saturday’s workout: 8 mile run w/K (2 loops at NW)
Sunday’s workout: 5 (ish – Dwyane, my Garmin, took a nap for a bit) mile recovery run w/K from the new place
So let’s see (counting in my head..no, not using my abacus) that’s 26 miles in 6 days, not too shabby!
How is 1/2 marathon training going, you ask? AWESOME! I’ve had a few people tell me, especially post-last week’s-14 miler that I should just train up for a marathon. Thing is, I’ve already set my sights on finishing 6 consecutive 1/2 marathons starting with the Women’s half in November. I want to tackle that distance and tackle it well! I think if I changed course now that I’d get all psyched up for the long marathon-training runs I’d have to do and just freak out. My pace has been consistent and I know that when we get back from NYC that I have to ramp up the speed training in September. I’ve had some aches and pains with the increased miles, but my love of compression has helped me recovery while also remaining fashionable (in my mind.) So my hopes are to finish the first 1/2 in 2:15 (totally doable, so I have another secret goal in mind) and then keep myself pumped to finish the other 5 races. I think that in 2013 I want to shoot for doing a full. ((Gasp – I typed that!)) But we’ll have to see! I never want to lose sight of why I run – because I love it. I want to set achievable goals and work towards them the right way – injury free and not setting the bar so high that I’ll have myself out of commission before I can even get there. Knaw mean?
Ok back to the boring move talk: Saturday am, After all of my hard work prepping pre-movers-move on Thur & Fri, hubs told me to grab the pup and head to the new place Saturday morning to rest up. Yes sir!
After all was said and done, we grabbed lunch out at Panda Express (don’t judge me, I was tired and hungry) and commenced unpacking the entire house! All that’s left really is to hang stuff up on the walls…with NYC next weekend, that is really not a priority for me 😉
When it came time for a snack, I decided to stop being lazy since everything was all put away and made a lovely shake.