Well it was a holiday weekend and didn’t make ANY progress on running, unless you count running around with a 4 year old grandson. We had fun but nothing that would qualify as a “distance”. Will definitely be at the gym allll week, just a few chocolate eggs to run off.
Crunch time is slowly approaching and there does not seem to be enough hours in the day. With three kids and between tennis, archery, soccer, and baseball; there are not enough hours it seems to be able to train while getting everyone to practice and games. This past week I made the resolution with myself that I will do some kind of activity daily and for as long as my schedule will allow. I have hopes to do the 13.1 miles despite my minor hiccups down the road with training; I do not feel that I am there yet but with only a few weeks to go I have to keep trying. I think the one thing holding my back is that I have had to run on my own and this does not allow me to push myself since I am only competing with myself but it seems every weekend now there is some sort of sport or family occasion I have to attend to. If my schedule allows this upcoming weekend I hope to make it to the Saturday group run and continue to train in the upcoming week. I have even decided to cut my lunch short and run during my 30 minute lunch break in order to build up my endurance and get ready for race day.
Ruth – I’m Walking on Sunshine…..And It’s Time to Feel Good
This week…was a good week.
I made it out for 3 runs. My first two weren’t as good as I wanted them to be, but I was out and running. Now Saturday was a River Run Training day. It was 8 miles and I was going to get all eight miles in!
Well…I didn’t. I only got 6.5 miles (I round up) in, but only because somehow I missed a turn. Not quite sure where, but I did. Either way, I was really happy with my time. I had been guessing that I would finish the River Run somewhere around 2.5 hours (which I am totally OK with) and it seems I am right on track with that. I finished the 6.5 miles in about 1.5 hours and another 4 miles would have been right at the 2.5 hour mark!
Folks, I think I might be able to do this. This last Saturday really gave me a huge confidence boost that I can complete 10miles in a reasonable time. Thinking I may have to call myself a runner after May 6th.