Monday, October 31, 2011

I'm a Marathoner!

Full recap coming soon...but, in the interim, a little before and after pics:

Finish time:  5:06:33

Friday, October 28, 2011

2 days till MCM!

So ready to run this race! Weather looks perfect (30s at start, 50s at finish). I'll be wearing lots of peel-able layers! 

Good luck to all runner friends who are also running it!  Semper Fi and Oorah!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

And, that's a wrap!

I ran a 13K (8 miles) today. It was the last of a 3-part race series I signed up for. Being that my marathon is next weekend, I decided not to race today...but to pace a friend who wanted to come in under 1:30.  It was going to be 8 nice easy miles to wrap up my training for MCM.  I felt so strong today!  I easily could have went much more.  I barely broke a sweat!

What a treat today was...perfect running weather.  I helped my friend finish strong and come in at 1:29 and change.  I was stunned when I found out I took second in my age group for the race series.  A perfect day, indeed.

And on that high note, I'll say I'm done.  No more running until the start line on 10/30.  Semper Fi!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I'm still here...

Just really, really busy.  I won't bore you with all the details, but suffice it to say I'm working my butt off, trying to stay healthy, and carting children everywhere. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

20 miles...DONE!

My last LONG training run of the marathon plan has been completed! 20 MILES! WOO HOO!  I am amazed at how quickly I recovered.  I actually went out shopping on Saturday night.  Sunday I just had some mild tenderness in the knees.  Today, I will work out (bike, arms, abs).

I sure hope the crowds and marines will get me through the last 6.  The arches of my feet hurt more than anything else.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday...a day of rest!

Yesterday, I ran a 15 miler...a step back week according to my training calendar.  I'm still wondering when "only 15 miles" became part of my vocabulary.  The good news is I seem to be handling these runs much better.  Recovery is pretty quick...It's only the first few hours post run where I feel like crap.

I come home and immediately eat.  Then I shower.  Then my wonderful husband spends time rubbing out my legs (mostly hammies and calves).  By the end of his massage, I feel like I'm becoming a real person again.  Then, I typically eat again.  Last night I woke up at 1:09 and was famished.  Apparently, I didn't eat enough after those miles yesterday.

I is Sunday.  Historially, Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest.  I think I will take that literally today.  No exercise.  Sit back, relax and watch some football.  Dinner is already cooking (I LOVE crock pots)!   All soccer cancelled due to rain.  I think it's a sign...relax and enjoy the day!