Monday, April 1, 2013

Marathon training week 14: Baby steps!

Miles: 35
Martinis: 2
Crosstraining:  Shut the front door - this girl cross-trained twice this week.  Once on an "arc trainer" at the gym (some super hard contraption made to make you suffer) and a 4 mile hike with my mom and my puppy-dog.
Strength training: GET OUT.  I did that too.  I took an Archery Class on Saturday!  (entire post to follow)

Overall outlook:  Every week is getting a little easier.  I am taking tiny steps towards a goal, rather than charging ahead only to fall flat on my ass (like i normally do).  I won't lie, the AMAZING weather has helped.  I had an 18 miler on Saturday, and i never even once felt like i would surely die.  I even dragged Matt out for an 8 mile run on Sunday!
Either way, i feel good that i am getting out and moving every day, even if I'm not hitting my weekly mileage.  My marathon is now 27 days away, and seeing as i just booked our hotel, shit is getting real.

My posts will be short and sweet this week (I find that amusing seeing as how i have been averaging 2 weekly posts since i started the new job) but later this week, i will be blogging from DC!  My trip to advocate for Huntington's Disease is THIS WEEK!  AHHHHHHHH!  Also, where did that nice weather go?  It's cold out today!

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16 comments:

  1. SO GLAD you are feeling good and rocking workouts :)

    And EEEEKKKK!! Can't wait to hear about your DC trip!

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  2. Awesome job on the 18 miler. Looking forward to the archery post!

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  3. Good work!!! I know, the gorgeous weather was SO NICE on Saturday. Have fun on your DC trip!

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  4. Looking forward to the post on your archery class! Shooting arrows is fun.

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  5. You are doing better than me! My 18 miler wasn't fun. Then I had to add 2 more (but those were better after I took an 8 hour break, including a 2 hour nap!).

    Good luck in DC!

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  6. So happy to hear your training is going in a positive direction. Sounds like you had a great week! Enjoy your trip to DC :-)

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  7. 35 miles! Woo! Can't wait to hear about DC. I'm increasingly obsessed with that city. My husband grew up there so we go down to visit a lot. And it NEVER gets old for me. Pics pleeeeaz.

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  8. I wish we had the nice weather that they predicted, glad you got in all the weekend mileage and are getting the workouts in!

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  9. TWINS home opener here...going on right now at 34 degrees...brrr! Glad to be home watching it on TV...I am a great fan that way. ;-)

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  10. You're so close, yet our weather is still crap....Some day, right?

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  11. Great job!! Where is the increase in martinis to match that mileage? I've definitely seen an increase in cake consumption to match my running mileage this year!

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  12. Way to go hon, I can't wait to hear all about it, over a Martini or two of course!!

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  13. I love the selfie! That is all.

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  14. Yay! DC is here! And yay to feeling better and rocking the long run :)

    I was wondering how Erin would comment - she was in to archery for awhile and I took a class with her once ;) Excited to hear what you thought!

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  15. Good job on the cross and strength training this week! I'm with you, the nicer weather definitely helps. I want to hear about the archery class! I took it in high school and thought it was really fun :)

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