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Week 12 of Marathon Training

Saturday, November 03, 2012

This was not the training week I would want, but made it through. Last week, I missed my first Half of the season due to my Stepfather being in serious condition at the hospital.

Here's how the week was SUPPOSED TO GO:
A couple of easy runs, a tempo and an interval run, end the week pacing the Savannah Rock n Roll Half Marathon today and 6 mile tempo tomorrow.

Did a tempo run on Tuesday, and a 5k today. That's it. My Stepfather took a turn for the worse and passed away on Thursday morning. So I've been with my Mom practically non-stop all week. While he had been sick, it was very unexpected. Mom's doing okay, thanks to her faith in Yahweh. There was no way I was leaving my Mom and going to Savannah, so I canceled and was able to get a Running Friend to sub for me as a pacer.

Another running friend had invited me to a local USAA Employee & Friends 5k this morning so at the last minute, I decided to go. I needed and wanted to get out there and it was 10 minutes from home. It was fun. A small race, around 300 people, but very well done. I actually won 2nd Overall Female and got a nice trophy. My friend who I went with got 3rd Overall Female. So while it probably wasn't as fun as being at the Savannah Rock n Roll, I'm happy to have stayed home near Mom and enjoyed this race.

My husband is doing a local Half tomorrow (Blue Moon) as a time trial for his upcoming marathon, and I was registered to do the 5k, but I switched to the Half and will do at least 16 miles tomorrow to get my long run in.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PHLESIAZHOPE 11/5/2012 5:59PM

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your Mom. emoticon

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HOPPERV 11/5/2012 1:40PM

    Sorry for your loss Tia.

Glad you were able to be with your Mom in her time of need.

Great job on the races.

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ONELOVED15 11/5/2012 4:54AM

    My prayers are with you and your Mom, I just lost my father-in-law suddenly a couple of weeks ago so I know the hurt but God is good!

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IVYLASS 11/3/2012 7:49PM

    So sorry about your step-dad. You and your family are in my thoughts.

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KKINNEA 11/3/2012 6:05PM

    My condolences on your loss - good to get a run in to process it and make the most of your options.

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NEW-CAZ 11/3/2012 5:56PM

    I'm sorry for your loss Tia, hope all goes to plan tomorrow.

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DEL-AND-COMPANY 11/3/2012 5:41PM

  Wow! It sounds like you more than found an exercise/lifestyle you like! That's great! I wish you and your husband the best at beating your personal goals tomorrow. After all it ourselves that we compete against. Also I hope the best for your stepfather. Have a good one!

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