Five for Friday: Running...

I know I keep saying I'm going to get better at blogging, I write many posts in my head but never find time for it to leave my head! I want to revamp my blog and get a fresh start so stay tuned...

My running life is taking a few turns right now and here's what up with me and running...

I signed up for a bucket list race: Flying Pig Marathon! Almost a year away but looking forward to a fun girls' weekend. Who's run this? Any advice?

I'm almost done with week 2 of working with my new coach Nichole! It has been fun to see the workouts she has planned. I feel like I am pushing myself more so I don't disappoint her! I know I keep getting the question: why does a coach need a coach? I do, I mean I get how to train for a marathon and how to train others but having outside feedback and fresh eyes watching your training will help me so much.

My Mother's Day present was a new Garmin 235! I love it, so much fun playing with new gadgets and apps. Now just to figure how to stop it from notifying me of every app on my phone! Anyone know? I like getting text and call notifications but don't need to know when a friend posts to Facebook!
 Garmin Forerunner 235, Frost Blue
I ran a half marathon this past weekend and everything went wrong! It was cold and windy (20s at start) and I was still struggling with hamstring issues after the 5K the week earlier. I ran a few miles at 7:30 pace with a friend then got a pain in my leg and knew I had to be smart, I backed off and took it easy. I ended up back tracking later in the race and "finished" with another friend running the half as part of 19 mile training run. 15.5 miles for me at that half!

Now I'm running quality workouts, doing strength training, PT exercises, having acupuncture and graston to glute the next step is improving nutrition. I am learning all I can about metabolic efficiency (becoming certified soon) and I will be my first client! Putting all the pieces in place for a great training cycle and a great race!

Have a great weekend! Any fun plans? Dance recital and gymnastics show for us!

Linking up with Jill for Fitness Friday

Comments

  1. This will be the first year we haven't run the pig since we moved to Cincinnati almost 10 years ago. It's an awesome race. It's not an easy course but we love it.

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  2. I'm jealous of that Garmin! :) Sorry you had a tough half. You'll come back strong next time (and a 7:30 pace?!? speedy!)

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