With my (still) bum knee, we're doing the two mile walk route for the turkey trot tomorrow. I really wanted to walk the five since the physical therapist finally convinced me that running is out of the question for another few weeks, but I'm trying to be sensible (which is very difficult for me...). Between that, the usual dog walks (4 - 6 miles a day) power shopping on Friday and a trip to the Y Saturday night for Family Fun night with my "little sister" and the BF's two kids, I'll be getting a decent amount of activity, but still not as much as I'd like.
Lots of people talk to animals.... Not very many listen, though.... That's the problem. - Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
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I started my week away from home with my (first) half marathon on Sunday. I feel really good, but have rested yesterday and today. I will do a light run tomorrow and probably another light run on Friday or Saturday. We'll be driving home on Sunday. Then, I hope to get back to 'normal' - as soon as I figure out what my new normal is since I don't have my first half looming in front of me!
Dana, Half Fanatic #1693
Completed 2013 Events: Feb 9 - Pedaling the Prairie, 45 miles Feb 16 - Lions Club Bike Ride, 46.5 miles Mar 3 - The Great Plane Ride, 25 hilly miles Aug 18 - TriGirl Sprint Duathlon Sept 2 - Dam Ride, 32 miles
current weight: 144.0
Fitness Minutes: (35,216) Posts: 848 11/23/10 5:45 P
I will miss my Thursday run since we'll be travelling, but will get it in either Friday or Saturday. I started my taper this week, so I'm not as worried if I don't have time to get in a full run or if I miss one. I need to let my knees rest a bit after my 13 mile run this past Sunday. Since we will be at my parent's house, I may skip this Sunday's run and only run 3 days next week before my HM on the following Sunday. Will play that by ear. :)
"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man." ~ Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)
Did my hill workout this morning and am playing underwater hockey this evening. Thanksgiving morning I have a 4 mile Race for the Pies, followed by an 8 mile run Friday morning, an ocean swim Saturday morning if conditions allow, and a 20 mile run Sunday morning.
"God gave you your body as a gift, so you should take care of it." - My Mom
Fitness Minutes: (53,540) Posts: 1,475 11/23/10 2:26 P
Wish I could say I was sticking to the plan but, with all the cleaning, I'm so sore I can barely move. I hadn't planned on having Thanksgiving at my house but plans change and we need to be flexible. I'd let the cleaning slid in lieu of running so am now paying for it. Am doing a 3.25 Turkey Trot with my 8 year old grandson and hope to get more running in Saturday and Sunday. Going to be snowy, rainy and COLD.
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Goals for 2014: Do 2-3 HM's RUN all of a HM, with no walking Loose 5-10 lbs by end of July
Sticking to my training schedule as my half marathon is the week after Thanksgiving (St. Jude, Dec. 4). So this is what it looks like, Monday-Rest, Tuesday-6 mile speedwork, Wednesday-4mile EZ run, Thursday-6 mile Turkey Trot, Friday and Saturday-REST, Sunday-my last long run, 10 miles EZ.
"OBSESSED is just a word the LAZY use to describe the DEDICATED." - Russell Warren
"Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start."
My last long run was 14 miles last Friday. Wow, it feels good to say that. Now I need 16 this week. I am working from home (Mon-Wed I think) and this makes things more difficult. My man and I have work to get done on our acreage on his days off (Thursday - Sunday). I think it may rain so I guess I can make time. I am just more stressed when he is in the other room and I am running for 3 hours. Hum... Not sure how to best make this work.
I AM STRONG!
1/15/2011 - 1st Full Marathon - Riverfront Race Festival Charleston SC 5:17:16
5/09/2010 - 1st HM - - Pacers Funning Festival 2:26:45
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