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. 😉
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.
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!
7.7 mile bike ride, 1000+ meters rowing, arm exercises and core exercises and lots of stretching
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.
Sorry about forgetting to post. Ive just been a little off but today is Friday so here is my update for the past three days…I know I’m breaking the rules but don’t tell anyone and it will be our secret!
Yesterday I ran a little over 5 miles, Wednesday I worked late so it was my rest day. Today I ran and tap danced in my recital but I will let the pics show the fun. Enjoy!
The 4 mile turn around point
Love the old railroad bridge on the rail trail
There are two of these bridges that are nice and cool to run through.
Love this view, wish I could stay for a while but need to keep moving.
Pretty good for a hot midday run.
Getting ready to tap away!
After the performance where we tapped away and brought down the house. Okay maybe not, but we had fun!