Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back to the grind

We are officially back to school!  I also had a job opportunity at a nearby school and decided to go ahead and take it.  I will be honest and say that it hasn't been easy for me to leave the kids.  It's hard for me to justify investing more of my time somewhere besides with my family, but I'm giving it a try! The first week was tough and consisted of A LOT of tears! :)  This week is going great and I have some of the best coworkers and administrators here.

The kids are doing great this week.  Adjusting to getting up early again hasn't been too bad for them.  It's hard to believe I have a junior in high school, and a 4th and 5th grader!  Bre is still doing online school at home and it's going great for her.  She began her semester at the end of July and will finish this semester around November.  My sweet Luci is enjoying time with her Memaw and doing some preschool at home with her.

Race training is going well.  I did miss my long run Sunday.  I was just exhausted and getting ready for the first day of school.  The previous 3 weekends consisted of a 10 miler, another 10 miler, then a 13.1.  So cutting back this weekend was well needed.  My weekday runs usually consist of anywhere from 2.5 to 6 mile runs.  I try to get in at least 3 a week then a long run on the weekends and that's working well for me. :)

Here is my 2 mile run from Sunday!  I actually kept my pace under a 9 minute mile which is great for me when running around town! 

I finally broke down and ordered my shakeology!  I've sure been missing this in the mornings!  It just gives me the boost I need to get through the day without being hungry and I love the ingredients.  I've also signed back up to be a beachbody coach so if you're in need of any products just shoot me an email!  If you haven't tried shakeology I really encourage you to do it!  Using shakeology and doing turbo fire is what helped me lose 30 pounds and got me into running.  I love this stuff!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Training Week 5

Have I mentioned that I am so excited to be running my first Disney Marathon in January?!!!  Just finished week 5 of training.  I've been trying to stay on track but sometimes I just end up doing my own thing rather than following the training plan so strictly.  I actually got in around 22 miles last week. 

Monday - 5k
Tuesday - 3 miles
Wednesday - rest day
Thursday - 10k
Friday - cross train
Saturday - rest
Sunday - 10 miles

I started yesterdays 10 miler around 7:30 last night.  I normally don't do long runs that late in the evening and I think I paid for it!  I ran in my compression socks, came home for a nice hot bath to wash all the bugs off my body that were stuck everywhere, drank my recovery drink, and then put on a clean pair of compression socks.  I still had some leg soreness and achiness while I slept, and I had terrible trouble sleeping!  I should've just slept in my socks! 

I also think I had too much of a calorie deficit yesterday.  The deficit was around 1,000 calories.  I would normally never let that happen.  I definitely need to watch those calories a little closer on my long run days! I started the run with a salted caramel gu, and also had a mid run gu which helped tremendously!
As far as the actual run, it went great!  We ran a slow, easy pace, where we could carry conversation the whole time.  We also ran several inclines which is great for training!   I think all this road running is making me so much stronger.  I trained a lot on the treadmill for some of my first races because I didn't have easy access to running on the roads like I do now!  I can tell such a big difference in my endurance!  I am seriously loving our new house and neighborhood!


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