Tag Archives: Training

Made it to Monday!

25 Mar

I managed to survive my crazy weekend, which included which included about a lot of work and far too little sleep. Luckily, my commitments at both my full time and part time jobs went pretty off pretty smoothly so there wasn’t much added craziness to the weekend!

I was dragging a bit today, so although I had some hopes to run once I got home an accidental nap on the couch ended up becoming a necessity. That nap did give me an energy boost though- I’m currently watching Dancing with the Stars and fitting in some random jumping jacks, lunges, wall sits, arm curls and other exercises in during the commercials.

It’s already shaping up to be a busy, but fun week! It will be a bit of a struggle figuring out where running will fit in, but I should be able to get some running in. Here’s a glimpse at what my weeks looking like.

My schedule this week includes work (naturally), wedding dress shopping with my friend tomorrow, a viewing of Theatre UCF’s production of Spring Awakening, a musical I saw on Broadway in 2007 and LOVED, on Thursday and the Pig Run of Lake Nona on Saturday!

I’m going to make an effort to wake up with my early set of alarms so that I can get in a couple runs, but I’m not holding my breath. I want so badly to be an early morning runner, but the snooze button usually wins out. I should have some time for evening runs a couple nights this week, hopefully. With many of my “big” races still a while away, I’m not in serious training mode but really want to get into good running habits and a routine soon!

Busy Week, Non Existent Running

20 Nov

This past week was an insanely busy working week for me, so my half marathon training suffered. While I was supposed to complete two 5 mile runs and a 12 mile run, I managed to complete one 5 mile run. It just happened to be bad timing that week 11 of my 13 week training plan coincided with all sorts of work dinners and events that I couldn’t really avoid. Here’s hoping this week goes a little better as the half is in less than two weeks!

This week, my half marathon training plan that I have (loosely) followed has me running two 3 mile runs and a 6 mile runs, but I know that won’t be exactly accurate. I signed up to do two virtual runs with For the Love of the Kids¬†which raises money for Paul Newman’s non profit, the Hole in the Wall Gang, a camp for children dealing with serious illnesses.

The way the virtual run works is that you sign up for the race of your choosing- a 5K, half marathon or both. Before the race you receive a race t-shirt and bib in the mail. Then, during the designated dates, you run your race distance or distances! The organization provides four days to run, so you can complete your races when it’s convenient for you. Once you complete your race, you return the For the Love of the Kids’ website and enter your race time. After the race, the organization mails you finisher medals!

I tend to be more motivated when I am in a “race” mentality, so I thought this was an awesome way to motivate myself in the final stretch of training, support a deserving organization and gain some new race bling! With the Thanksgiving holiday and a lighter work schedule, I should be able in good shape to get my training done!