Week 12 of marathon training completed…yup. I logged 32 miles this week, and hit 511 miles for the year!!! I am so darn stoked.
Tuesday-4 mile run/plank 40 seconds
Wednesday-10 mile bike ride
Thursday-4 mile run/plank 45 seconds
Friday-12 mile long run/plank 45 seconds—This run was different, because I set out to run my solo miles, well, solo…But at the 4 mile mark I was already struggling mentally-so I texted one of the most awesome runner friends I know…and she got me through the last 8 miles…<3 her.
Saturday-went to my sister’s house for my nieces and nephew birthday party, at which I ate terribly, drank several drinks, and what? I had a darn blast with friends and family…<3
Sunday-relaxed, did chores, and even managed to get a quick 1.5 mile run in before the skies opened up. We also did a chopped challenge and here is what I made! Yes, I have always dreamed of being a Chef, so I take these family ‘challenges’ quite seriously!
This week will bring on a busy week of work, getting kids ready for their first week of school starting next week, and my 18 miler on Sunday. Lord willing I will be strong enough to pull it off…I know last week was hard, and I am still unsure how I made it through training and crazy hours at work! I sadly woke up Saturday morning with terrible bubble gut, and knew my system was completely in overdrive. Does anyone else get this terrible stomach issue AFTER a long run/long week? I am guessing it is my old IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) creeping up its ugly head, but I am determined to beat it.
I feel a bit odd not having any other races scheduled this summer, but I felt it best in navigating my home and work life to just concentrate on the marathon. I was going to be an Ambassador for the Fort to Base run, but knew I would be taking on too much so I backed out a month or so ago.
I don’t like to quit, or give up on something I have committed to do, but I also know my limitations.
With that said, bring on my 13th week of training, and my 18 mile run which I’ll be pacing ALONE on Sunday. I can, and will, DO THIS…Lord willing.