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Half 2014 Distance Report, Relay 4 Life & iRun

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

It is July! Meaning half 2014 is gone... (and it is Canada Day! - So I have the day off!!!)

Time to do a little distance report. On my last one dated end of April I was at 871.5k/ 542 miles total distance for the year (again this is training miles only). That month was very intense ; I covered 306.5k / 190.8 miles. emoticon
That was also my "training building block" for my marathon championship. The first three weeks of May, I slowed down a bit (taper) … so I would be rested for the race.

So here are my numbers!
31 May: 224.2.2km / 140.2 miles (there is a .2 in a emoticon !!!)
30 June: This month was a recovery month ... almost - keep reading you will see why.
I did only 194.5km / 120 miles.

My total distance at mid 2014 is: 1290km / 801 miles emoticon
So I am more than half way toward my distance goal of 2300km!
Just as a comparison, last year I was at 1063k / 664 miles....

But most importantly, as I wrote on my iRun bib - now 26.2 - I run to keep my Zen! :)

Relay for Life was once again part of my June distance tracking... Maggie did a bake sale at her school again this year and she raised close to 100$. I did not raised as much money as I did last year nevertheless, walking 12 hours through the night (from 7PM to 7AM) ... and even did a little Zumba at 6AM with my daughter is a great way to celebrate.

It started of with the Survivor lap -this year is my 8th year as a survivor. It was a long night, it was cold too! At 2 o'clock in the morning not many people were on the track walking. Maggie went inside to rest and warm up. It was quiet and I tried mindful walking - just paying attention to each steps I was taking... and my breath, I could actually see it! I also had the support of Emma (my 18yo daughter) and Meliza (my sister) who both kept texting me to keep me motivated. They sent me a pic of the bracelet a gave them during the marathon weekend 2 weeks prior.

Finally, I am back at running. I am starting slow and will gradually increase the mileage. I have time, my next race will be the Army Run in Ottawa - Half marathon. It will be my fourth time participating in this event, only this time will be different. My sister and daughter are joining me and they will be running a 5k! They already started training and my sister completed her first 5k one month ago - I guess I had a little influence there!

Monday morning, I went for my first summer run of the year at the trail on base. It was very nice. Before starting, I was wondering if I would be able to do this…(yeah - my brain is tricking me to think that 5k is difficult... I guess every workout is difficult)… as usual, my first km felt like I was dragging a block of cement. But then I started paying attention to my surroundings and my mantra of the day "thinking easy!"… and 23 min later I was done!

I love this trail. I stopped to stretch my left IT - could not do it for long because the mosquitos were bad! I enjoy this trail all year round but I have to say early summer morning are the best. My bonus of the day: I saw a cardinal (sorry no picture).

emoticon Have a great July!

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    You look really fit and good. Love the events you participated in.
    840 days ago
    You have been keeping busy! Lots of miles logged! Good job on the 5K trail run, excellent time, too. Love the pics.
    841 days ago
  • BEFIT016
    I've been running for about 6 months or so & that first mile really does seem like I'm dragging around a block of cement. Glad it's not just me emoticon !
    You're doing AWESOME with your runs!
    842 days ago
    LOVE the tricks you use to play on your mind!!

    843 days ago
    great update with pictures! Hope you have a great July prepping for your next event and enjoying your family!

    843 days ago
    843 days ago
    I am so impressed by all your miles! .....and slightly guilted into getting my behind into gear in a serious way! I LOVE running! Oh yea, there are times in the heat of the run that I wonder what I am doing, but the feeling that you get after you are done is not to be compared!

    That path looks so pretty! I would definitely run there too!
    843 days ago
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