The Year of the Monkey
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.
Books I Have Read
Last Race: Portland Maine Half Marathon October 5 2014
In it for the long run..
"It's not who wins the workout..."
Now, if only you'd skip a run day so my streak could pass yours...
Roads were made for journeys...
I'm back from Disney. I survived walking 20000 miles and chasing 2 kids in 2 directions for 7 days. Oh and I managed to run at least 1 mile every day (although there were a few days that 1 mile almost didn't happen).
Now I've got to reset my self and get back on the ball! Marathon training starts Sunday!
Bring it on.
One day at a time
Jill, you deserve a medal for surviving Disney, especially at this time of year! I've never walked more than the week we were there. And since I'm a control freak, I was pretty much freaking out all the time, trying to get us where we were supposed to be.
You all are awesome! I hope I can do just a bit of what you do! I've made it through my first week. I've either got allergies acting up or getting a cold and feel all stuffed up. I wouldn't have run the last two days if it weren't for this. 10 days!
Really nice run today. I did 3x5 minute intervals with 5 minutes rest in between (per my 5K training plan) and stretched out the cooldown part of the run after to get just over 10 miles in today. Still trying to keep miles up especially since Saturday will probably only be a few miles around teh track with my kids riding their bikes.
During the latter half of my run I ran over to Woburn HS to check out their new track (I think they finished it last fall). It was really nice - the padded new stuff. What was interesting was that they actually had these gates on the 4 inside corners of the track that they push out so that joggers (like myself of course) dont use the inside lanes and wear them down. The gate actually said (Joggers please use outside lanes). Now I dont consider myself a jogger, I am a runner. But I took it to mean that the inside is reserved for their track team practices and meets so I kept to the outside. I just thought it was nice of them to leave it open tothe public since they very easily could have locked it up.
I ALMOST took of my shoes and did a few laps barefoot but I wussed out - not because I thought it would hurt. I wimped out because I could feel how soaked in sweat my socks were and putting them back on for the run back to the gym just sounded gross to me. Maybe next week I'll head over for a mile barefoot.
Chicago RnR 1/2 Marathon
I've lost my consistency in runs (probably for the best) after my 5k race this weekend, but I'm still going on the streak.
I also have a 43 day streak of doing my physical therapy exercises, which should also keep me running.
"You can't untrain for Monkey" - bdub
Chris PRs: 27:26 5k/ 49:52 5mi/ 58:17 10k/ 2:09:24 half/ 5:13:17 Full
2016 Goals 1,000 miles/ 100 Day Streak/ 25mpw base/ Race a half marathon/ Try for a sub-6 hour marathonRun, consistently, without fail
But probably not at the upcoming mile series we're doing -- don't think I want to try barefoot when there will be other racers with shoes and maybe even spikes racing with me