Last Day, Last Day 30/30

This is it. I’m all done!  Completed Juneathon 2015.

Many miles, gym workouts, as well as just making up workouts.  But today was real.  Today was track work out.  Glad to finish the month with this craziness:


Turns out I am as bad at pacing on the track as I am on my long runs.  The good news is that I beat my time I was supposed to run.

4 X 800 sprints – supposed to be 3:47 pace

actual 3:24, 3:22, 3:27, and 3:30

1 mile cool down, 1 mile warm up and walking a lap in between.

Glad to be done and thankful for the cloud cover that came in as I was starting the sprints.

Thankful for another good training day.  On to Chicago Marathon 2015!

Cold, rainy Juneathon day!


When it is cold and rainy outside I become a big wimp.  Today it was that way so I headed to the gym but at least I got some exercising done.

12.2 mile bike ride – interval cycling at a level 5 (can you say torture in the legs, I should have run outside!)

Lots of core and arm work at home and more helping put the house back together.  So glad everything is starting to get back to normal at home since this project started in April.


Happy 28th day of Juneathon!



Rest day and Workout day! 24 & 25

So  Wednesdays are long days at work which translate to rest days and oops forget to blog days, sorry.

But then comes Thursdays which are back to the plan even when I don’t want to and today I did not want to.  I kept telling myself just go for a couple of miles and if you don’t feel it come home.  That’s a great idea if you are running by the house and you can stop but I fool myself because I run 2 miles out and then I have to run back.  Somehow it works and I am able to get 4 miles done.  And you know what?  After I completed it, the nap I wanted to take instead no longer sounded good.  I can’t promise that this won’t be the plan tomorrow after work and my 7 mile run.  😉

Happy Thursday and the 25th day of Juneathon!


Sprints on a treadmill 23/30

Have you ever done sprints on a treadmill?  I just want to say, avoid it if you can.

Today my training plan called for 3 fast miles and the weather called for humidity and possible thunderstorms so I headed for the gym.  I was glad to have the option but it was not the fun I wanted it to be!

The good news is that I completed the 3 and was able to add a couple of cool down miles to bring my Juneathon/marathon training plan miles to 5.  Pretty good start.

Happy 23rd day of Juneathon.

It’s that time again (Juneathon 22/30)

Not sure how it got here but today is the day!

I’ve checked and rechecked and even had reminders go off on my phone only to prove that it is that time again.

It felt like it was just yesterday when I was setting the reminders and thinking, “do I really want to do this?”

Now that I have grabbed your attention, I beat you are wondering what is this crazy person talking about?

Should I tell you…..

Do you really care….

Well now I have built it up and really it’s not that big so I guess I will tell you so you can stop reading if you want to but keep reading if you want to.

Today is the day that my training starts “hardcore” as I like to call it for the Chicago Marathon.  I hope you just got as excited as I am.  No really I’m excited!  This will be marathon number 5 and I have high hopes.  Most of those hopes are because OKC marathon was hard and I still finished despite the dreaded allergies that tried to make me stop.  I am also happy because it is in the fall and I seem to have better races in the fall.  And one more hope is because it is a flatter course, close to home.  Well anyway, today it started which meant cross train day.  Now as I can barely move my arms to type and my legs to walk, I know it will be worth it in the end.

So happy 22nd day of Juneathon.  I hope you had a great day!

Exercise completed:

7.7 mile bike ride, 1000+ meters rowing, arm exercises and core exercises and lots of stretching

Juneathon 21/30

Today’s exercise included painting my living and dining room, helping to take apart my kitchen and bringing tile, mortar and thin set up a flight of stairs, over and over again.  I would say although it was not formal exercise, it was a work out.  I will be sooooo sore tomorrow.

Hope you had a great weekend.