Happy Friday Friends!
How are all of you? It’s been a super hard past 48 hours. America is in a state of chaos and I’m not handling it quite that well. After I heard about the senseless killing of Alton Sterling and then not even 24 hours later the killing of Philando Castile, it was so much to bear. Although I don’t know them personally it feels as if I lost two family members, related to me by skin color.
It’s been a hard few days.
In the meantime, let’s talk marathon training shall we? It’s a pretty great distraction from the insanity.
Can you believe that I am about to complete my third week of marathon training? I haven’t been feeling the strongest but also, I’ve been dealing with a few crazy transitional things, and yes, the announcement is coming soon…I want to make sure I do it right. I have a feeling once all the crazy is done I will be able to concentrate a bit more on marathon training and hopefully have some stronger training stories for ya but here goes!
Monday: On July 4th, I did a very nice six and a half mile run on the treadmill. It was way too hot outside, so I walked 4 blocks down to my new Blink Fitness and went for it. Did I mention how amazing it is to have a full solid gym so close to my house?!! I know this is all a side effect of hardcore Brooklyn gentrification, but I’m not mad! Previously my closest gym was about a mile away in a shady neighborhood. This one being steps away from my home is a total God send! Not to mention $15 a month…yas.
Tuesday: Straight up weights! I did a lot of squats, lunges, bent over rows, deadlifts, shoulder raises, you name it. Weights day is my absolute favorite day of the week. Although the sore is so real, I feel stronger every single time I do it.
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Wednesday: 3 miles on the struggle bus. I had no energy–likely because of the current news situation–but I pushed through the longest 3 miles I’ve run in a really long time. There will be plenty of these off runs during training (I remember them from last year!) so I’m used to it.
Saturday: I hope to get a long-ish run in, the plan calls for 6 miles but it will be really hot outside. The treadmill and I are best friends at this point.