Is it me or do the weeks just fly by? Someone told me time would go by fast once you had kids and I didn’t believe it…I’m a believer now! It was a great week as my mom was out visiting. It’s always great to have her here, I just wish she could stay longer. I’m working on them to move down here eventually when they retire in a few years. Fingers crossed.
It was another week for bad weather unfortunately and I’m beginning to think that Spring will never come. It was however a pretty good week of running if I do say so myself! So here is my weekly recap! As usual, linking up with Tara from Running N Reading! Make sure you stop by her blog and say hi. She just ran the Little Rock Marathon yesterday!! I’m kind of jealous of the bling that she earned too!
Monday: Rest day! And then this happened….
Yep, I was able to register early for MCM! This will be my 4th marathon and my 3rd time to Run With the Marines. By far this is my favorite race. Oh, and my husband registered too. That is going to make things, well, interesting when it comes to training. We are going to have to do some serious coordination to make this work. Especially with my work schedule since I work weekend nights. Yeeeaaaa, looks like my long runs may be on the treadmill mid-week during the summer since I’ll have the kids and they are NOT pushable in a stroller. Like I said, we have some serious coordination to do.
Tuesday: I hit the treadmill for 8 miles @ 9:03 pace. Pretty run of the mill run, no pictures because there is really only SO many pictures I can take of the treadmill without boring you to death. Nuff’ said.
Wednesday: Rest day! This was an unscheduled rest day, as this was the one morning that my mom and I had to just spend alone. We very rarely get this time as the boys are always around, but they BOTH had school (shocking), so we decided to do a little shopping. As I had mentioned I had a terrible Stitch Fix box last week and I literally have no other clothes in my closet except workout clothes and apparently it’s not COOL to wear your workout gear in Paris. Such a bummer, not sure who made THAT rule… So I needed some casual wear to bring with me, so we hit some outlets. I had a lot of good luck thankfully! That very rarely happens, so I was pretty excited! I’ll share some of my finds in a later post as I get closer to Paris and have to figure out what to pack!
Thursday: I was scheduled for an OTF class but guess what…..snow day…shocking, I know. So I went to gym and ran 6 miles @ 8:53 pace. Later that afternoon after the weather had cleared up we took the boys for some fro yo which was a nice treat. I hadn’t splurged on something like this in a long time! Yes, there may be more toppings than ice cream in there…don’t judge.
Then we followed up with a movie afternoon and some stove popped popcorn.
Friday: I was forced to workout at home so I dug out my Jillian Michaels Shred DVD. I’m pretty sure I’ve had this for years and this was the first time I had used it. It was actually a pretty good workout. I did the intermediate workout and got a good sweat on. Followed that up by working night shift at the hospital.
Saturday: REST day. I got home from work on Saturday morning, kissed the boys and went to bed. I didn’t sleep very well unfortunately as the boys were home and I had no more ear plugs, so the house was noisy and I tossed and turned. I got about 3 hours of sleep after having been up for 28 hours. Can I tell you how much I HATE night shift. After 13 years of doing night shift, I’m so over it. I need a new career I’ve decided. Something that doesn’t require nights, weekends or holidays!
Sunday: Long run day! I must admit, I was a bit nervous about how this would go as I did NOT sleep much after night shift and then didn’t sleep well on Saturday night either. I had 16 miles on my training plan but needed to change it up a bit due to some scheduling conflicts, so I figured if I felt good I would try to get 18 in. I was actually supposed to run my first race of 2015 with the Pacers St Patty’s day double (5k followed by a 10k). However the weather was not looking good. There was even question whether the race would be cancelled or not. I had picked up my bib on Friday afternoon and had every intention of going but when I saw the weather, 25 degrees and freezing rain…I called “uncle”. I’ve had a DNS before due to injury but not because I chose NOT to run it… a first for me. I can be kind of a klutz and didn’t want to take the chance of getting injured with Paris being so close. Slippery roads and I don’t get along, so off to the gym I went. And that’s what happened. I put on a little Jared Leto eye candy and watched Prefontaine. Such a great movie. I didn’t know the whole story behind him, so I was excited to watch! That definitely kept me running! Quite inspirational!
Followed that up with the first episode of HOC…can’t wait to binge watch some more of that!
18 miles done! And the kicker was I felt GREAT. Mentally I was in the game, physically I felt great as well!! Miles 1-6 @ 9:30 pace, miles 6-12 @ 9:05, miles 12-16 @ 9:05, miles 16-18 @ 8:43! Super excited with that run!
This was my highest mileage month in a YEAR! Can you believe that? Even with training for MCM last year, the highest I got to was 83 miles!
February Mileage: 110 miles
I did slack in they yoga department a bit this week and only got in 4 days instead of all 7, but honestly that’s good for me. Like I said I’m terrible at these challenges! Here are some of my favorites!
Treadmill miles, Marine Corp Marathon and shopping with @suzy399 in the weekly recap! #runwiththemarines… Click To Tweet
How many miles did you run in the month of February?
Anyone have any tips for mastering “Crow” pose?
Anyone planning on entering the lottery for MCM or is already registered?
What fall race are you most looking forward to?
Anyone else have a clothes problem like me? Like they don’t own any regular clothes??