How did all of you northeast make it through the snow? I am happy it wasn’t as bad as was expected and I am also happy that I got a day home. Even though I was working from home it was nice not having to get up at 5:10am, get two kids and myself ready and barely make a school bus arrival. Yes. It was awesome.
Holy smokes running long distances on a treadmill is hard work. I’ve only run over 7 miles once before and that was because I was in Orlando and it was 92 degrees with full humidity outside. Last week I thought I prepared but ended up a complete mess.
I decided that I would take my tablet, wifi connection and sheer determination to the gym to run 8 miles last Friday. I turned on my HULU to continue my binge watching of The Good Wife and began my run. About mile 4 I realized this was going to be way harder than I expected.
The reason why I started to “feel it” is because I truly didn’t treat it like a “long run”. Had it been normal temps outside I would have packed my flipbelt with gu, clif shots, and filled my water bottle with a nuun hydration tablet. I did none of the above.
So yes, I was running 8 miles with nothing but water to drink. This may work for some but for me? I needed something
anythingto keep me going. The crazy part is that I have plenty of gu and nuun at home! Lesson learned. I will be fully prepared for today’s 9-10 miler!
Monday: 4 mile run
Tuesday: rest day/snow day
Wednesday: 4 mile run + upper body
Thursday: hot yoga (I’m back baby! 3rd time this month!)
Friday: 9-10 mile run
Saturday: Teaching Zumba at the dojo
So this Princess Half is starting to get really real, but also because this race officially starts my “race season” <--- it still feels completely weird to say that! i am tying up loose ends this week by getting tickets and booking dining reservations for after the half. we will be in disney (child free) less than 48 hours (sound familiar? yes also did last october! don't judge!) so want maximize time as much possible! nyrr added more races their calendar could at least begin sketch framework of which 9 running year. already registered 3 need schedule>