Wednesday are ALWAYS rest days for me and I really like it that way… HOWEVER, I am changing around my whole weeks training as I am super busy on friday and I leave for vacation on Saturday. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to run on vacation and I WILL but I would like to just relax on the beach and sleep in my first 2 days there sooo i’m packing in the miles before hand.
Today I took on 3 miles again. My legs were sore’s and heavy from yesterday ROCKIN RUN so I just kinda let me body go at whatever pace. I didn’t look down at my watch until the 1 mile mark and realized I was going faster then I thought for how I felt. I was maintaining a standard for me of about 9.5 min miles.
It was crazy hot today and I needed to get my run in earlier then later as thunderstorms are predicted to roll in soon so I braved the heat and humidity and did the damn thing. I sweat my tooshy off, I hope literally!
I finished 3 miles in 28:40 with an average pace of 9:33
I need to get Saturdays long run in tomorrow before work, so tonight I need to spend some time stretching and foam rolling!
Happy Hump Day!
Every once in a while I eat a bunch of yummy and mostly photogenic food in one day. Saturday was one of those days.
Lunch: Vegan Chicken Salad Sandwich from whole foods, which always rocks my world.
Dinner: Tortilla filled with black beans, guacamole, fresh salsa and plain chobani with a side of chips and queso.
Snack: multiple scoops of cookies and cream deliciousness.
all in all, it was a delicious day.
Quick game: If you could choose 3 foods to live off of what would they be.
Currently this is no problem for me… BREAD, CHEESE and ICE CREAM.
Today I ran a 3 mile PR!!!! ahhhh i’m still riding my little high
I went out to run some speed intervals in the heat of the afternoon.
I just never stopped the speed part, I WENT HARD!
The first mile was actually very attainable, I was breathing ok, I wasn’t grunting .. YET. I ran the first 2 mile in about a 7:37 average. Which is the fastest I have EVER run 2 miles. The last mile had some hills so I jogged up the hills but gave it my all on the flatter parts.
I made A LOT of noise so I was happy to have the road to myself.
I even spit on myself.
It was NOT easy but I WANTED IT!
I finished in 23:33 and I wanted to die, I thought I was actually going to fall over and die. I didn’t..
SEVEN FIFTY ONE AVERAGE PACE.
Make every run count, right?
Today I began training for my second marathon. Coincidentally ill be running the same marathon as my first, The Philadelphia Marathon but this time I’m going into it a bit smarter then last year.
I will be following the same training plan as last year. Hal Higdon’s Novice 2. I will also be flipping all Mondays and Wednesday to fit my work schedule.
I finished in 47:29 with an average pace of 9:29
I am READY for Day 2!
Fresh Fruit ( in this case, watermelon, raspberry, blueberry and blackberry)
Fill with coconut water
It’s been a while since I’ve dined on overnight oats. When I was prepping my food last night for today, I wanted something quick.
I didn’t measure but I combined
Mixed and filled my almost empty cranberry sesame seed peanut butter jar
I was on pinterest (<– click it for my PINS) last week when I saw a shop on Etsy (<– click for link) that takes pictures of your dogs nose and puts the actual print on a necklace(or bracelet). I found a close up of my chance’s nose and sent it in. Yesterday this perfect necklace arrived. I love it so much and I miss him SO much…
This past Sunday and Monday I was invited to Atlantic City with my best friends family. It was perfect to get away and have some fun. There were pools and sunshine, drink and too much food.