Thursday, August 11, 2016

This week I have been lazy. I haven't ran since Friday. Going over 25 miles in 6 days just drained me and I don't think I will ever repeat that again. I can see running three days a week but four is way too much. I been doing too much sleeping in and not enough getting my workouts done in the morning when it's most likely to happen.

My friend who agreed to run the half marathon backed out on me cause not enough time to run. I was bummed and my first thought was to quit cause I feel overwhemled to get my running in.. but I don't quit. I just can't do it.

So, I will run tomorrow.. then Monday before I shop for my son for school... then after that I will wake up with my son and more likely to get out the door for my workouts. I will be missing a couple hours of sleep but I guess I can trade that in for a fitter happier me.

Saturday, August 6, 2016


This week I bumped my running up quite a bit. I believe I set a new record for myself. In a 6 day period, between 4 runs I have ran 25 miles this week. I do best with fitness when I have a plan in mind on what I do on each day. Now that I have a planet fitness membership along with my ymca membership I need to fit in weight training so I added a 4th running day just for this week to start the new plan.

I will basically be once a week doing a long run where I increase my distance. I no longer will think of my runs in miles but in how much time I can run and divide that time in half and turn around at that point. I figure the miles will naturally come on.

I will also be doing two other runs. One will be before work so it will be limited on how far I can go.. the other run will probably be longer than the short run but not as long as the longer run. It will all depend on how I am feeling and what I have going on for the day.

I am getting excited for my half marathon. I do wish I had a little more time to build on long runs and feel like I am good at them... right now I am pretty good with anything leading up to 8 miles.. more than that and it's a challenge.