Monday, April 24, 2017

Week of BOSTON!

I haven't done a blog post in....... a very long time.  With Boston behind me ( 😭 ) I figured I'd write a few posts about my prep & experience in Boston!  This post will be my week leading up to Boston and race morning.... what I ate, drank, my workouts, etc.  I'm hoping to break this all up into 2-3 posts, and will most likely be a jumble of randomness which is my brain right now! This is what works for me & it may not work for everyone!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Boston Marathon Training-----Week 2 & 3

Hello friends and happy Sunday!! I am finally warm after showering and zipping up my yeti! Weeeee!!! It is cold here in upstate New York.  Hope everyone had a great weekend and some great runs!! Here's a rundown of my training from the last 2 weeks!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Boston Marathon Training- Week 1 !!

Hellllllllo :) Well, it has been some time since my last update.  I just finished my first week of Boston Marathon training!!! SQEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! I can not believe it has started/that I'm running the Boston MARATHON!!!!!! I have some big goals for Boston! That is my main focus this training period!!  I'd like a shiny new 5k and half marathon PR, but my goal in Boston is sub 3:20.

Monday, May 9, 2016

New Jersey Marathon Recap

 Hey friends!! It's been one week and one morning since I ran the New Jersey marathon, my 4th marathon! It was also really special because there were so many of my Nark Running Strategies teammates running both the half and full marathon! I love being a part of this amazing group of people!!  There were also a good amount of my Oiselle teammates racing too!!! Sadly I didn't make either group pictures because my mental state on the morning of a marathon is panicked and I like to get into my corral 3 hours before the race. Kidding.  I am just so focused on the task ahead of me, I can't worry or divert my attention to anything else, thus missing photo opps.  Sad face.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Syracuse Half Marathon Recap. "I can't feel my face"

Soooooooo, remember a few weeks ago when I decided to defer my entry into the NYC half? It was maybe going to snow and maybe going to have 17mph ended up being pretty perfect conditions.  So, here I was, 2 weeks later, at the start of the Syracuse half Marathon......

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Last Weeks Training and A Change to Race Plans

Hello sweet friends!! Thanks for stopping over and checking in!  First things first (I'm the realest. does everyone do that? probably. lame.) , I'm sure some of you are wondering why, at the last minute, I cancelled my plans to run the NYC half. And if you weren't wondering, Imma tell you anyways! Kay? Kay :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Hi. Hey. What's Up? Still here :)

Hello friends!! Have you missed me?  I'm sure you've been dying to know what's been going on with me :) I figured since it's race week, I should throw a little training update/life update your way.  So here ya go!

Here's a look at what my training has looked like and some bonus life updates! WEEEEEEE :

JANUARY- Total Miles 252.01
12/28-1/2     50.07 miles (17 mile LR)
1/4-1/10       51.74 miles (18 mile LR)
1/11-1/17     56.08 miles (15 mile LR)
1/18-1/24     60.16 miles (20 mile LR)
1/25-1/31     53.13 miles (15 mile LR)

Nothing realllly exciting happened and my blog was up to date for the most part.  Weather was FREEZING.  Just miserably cold.  
 And I wouldn't have made it through with my twin <3 love you times a million! 

FEBRUARY - Total Miles 202.68 
2/1-2/7          25.13 (on vacation) (no LR)
2/8-2/14        50.01 (20 mile LR)
2/15-2/21      60.00 (17 mile LR)
2/22-2/28      62.32 (20 mile LR)

This month was a whirlwind. For a good 3 weeks I lost all motivation and desire to run. I still was out there running, but I didn't want to be. THANKFULLY it returned around the 13th.  It's been sticking around too :)

We went to Costa Rica for a full week. 

It was very cold when we got back

My FIL was in the hospital for the whole month of February with some serious serious health complications. 
We took a quick business trip to NYC 2 days after we got home from CR. 

My husband and I share a car, so the going back and forth to the hospital usually left one of us without a vehicle, so I spent a few runs on the treadmill

Our car decided to start spazzing out and literally every morning I'd go to leave to meet Allison for our run, the car would be dead. 
This little bundle of joy arrived. 
Made it through another month of freezing cold with my run buds :)

MARCH Total Miles - TBD
2/29-3/6         56.59 (14 mile recovery LR)
3/7-3/13         48.25 ( 22 mile LR)

March is off to a great start! 
I've been able to wear shorts a few times!
Met up with some Oiselle bird mates for a run 
Took selfies with the dogs on some really lovely long walks.. 
 And helped throw my bestie the cutest baby shower, with lots of champagne and sparkling cider ;) 

WELL, I hoped you enjoyed alllll the pictures and some updates!  I'm off to finish up the last bit of work before heading to speed group tonight! Last hard workout before hitting the streets of NYC this weekend!! I also just wanted to thank all of you.  My running friends and family have been so supportive of me in my efforts with Every Mother counts and reaching out to me with kind words from my last blog post. It truly touched my heart to receive those donations and words or encouragement. They mean the world to me.  Thank you!