Saturday, April 17, 2010

First week of training - DONE!

Well, this first week of training didn't exactly go as planned. I had a flu bug and missed 2 days of training, then had a terrible cough and missed another day. I got my long run in this morning after being up half the night coughing. I actually managed to knock out 4.25 miles. The first week was supposed to be 12 miles total, and I only got 10 miles done. But, considering I was sick for 3 days I feel AWESOME about that. I'm going to rest tomorrow and plan to start fresh on Monday with week 2.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Back at it!

After battling a flu bug the past 2 days, I was feeling better today. Not 100%, but better. I went for a 3 1/2 mile run... well, jog! But, it felt great to get back out there pounding the pavement. Aside from some light rain showers toward the end of my run it was awesome. Normally the rain would have been a welcome relief, but after being sick I am just hoping it doesn't set me back! Planning on at least a 4 mile run tomorrow! The weather looks to be perfect!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Day two - sick! :(

Yesterday I completed day one of my marathon training... a short 2 1/4 mile run. Today's plan was 3 miles but I woke up this morning feeling sick to my stomach and I spent my whole day feeling bad and completely lacking energy. Argh! I'm NOT happy about this. I WANT to be outside running. The weather is beautiful and I really wanted to go for a good run this afternoon after work. But, instead I am home on the couch reading the paper and a magazine, planning on being in bed by 7 p.m. Hopefully a good night sleep will be all I need to feel better tomorrow and get back at it!

Monday, April 12, 2010


I registered for the marathon today! Now it's official. :)

How often to replace your shoes

OK fellow runners.... any tips on how often you replace your running shoes? A friend shared this link with me which has some good advice, but I'd welcome any tips anyone has. Thanks!

Day one - in the books

I planned a 2 mile run and strength training today. One of my friends at work said, "Push it to the limit, run 2 1/4 miles today." So, as I was running, I thought, OK - why not? At 2 miles I started getting a little cramping in my stomach, but nothing too major, so I pushed through and ran another 1/4 of a mile then walked to cool down. It felt good to push it beyond what I had planned. One day at a time I will do this!