Training Like A Boss

My blogging has been slacking.

Big time.

My apologies.

I could up with a zillion excuses as to why but really it just hasn’t been a priority. In the past week  when I have had the opportunity to sit and write I’m just too tired. Imagine that. Sounds like crazy talk.

I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that in 2 weeks I have already logged more than 100 miles. Just barely but still. That’s a record for me.

If there was such thing as PRing in training I’d be on the podium baby. Doing work like a boss.

I’m taking this training for Chicago thing pretty darn serious. I have a real training plan and I’m sticking to it.  I have an awesome friend/coach/mentor who has willing volunteered time to keep me on the straight and narrow and encourage me. It is beyond awesome and I am feeling pretty blessed. I’m running like I have never run before. I’m also hungrier than I have ever been.

I’m eating all things. All the time.

It’s pretty impressive.

This week is going to be just as runtastic as last week but with just a few more miles.

Plan is as follows (just in case you are training too!):

Monday: 5 miles easy- done

Tuesday: Track: 2.3 w/u. 6×800, c/d: Total: 8.01 miles

Wednesday: 5 easy

Thursday: Tempo, likely 2 mi w/u, 4 @ mid tempo, 2 mi c/d

Fri: Rest

Sat: 4 easy

Sun: 18 @ LR pace with a fast finish.

If all goes well I will end this week with 48 miles under the belt. Can’t stop. Won’t stop.

In between time I am doing strengthening and conditioning as well as Yoga. Yoga has been a mental and physical savior for my body.

Have I mentioned that THIS GIRL is now a yoga teacher? I got to run with her and now I get to practice with her.

Class last Saturday: Yoga For Runners. With a view of Downtown SD. Fantastic.

If you are in SD check out her schedule and come to a class!

Alrighty, you now you are all up to date on all things running. Sa-weet.

Now for serious chat. How about an update on my MIL?!

She has had 3 crazy hard chemo sessions over the past 6 weeks. She has had good days and bad days. She is officially rocking all kinds of sweet wigs and battling like a true champ. We were told that she would have a Pet Scan after her 4th treatment but last week the doctor changed the game plan and decided to do it THIS WEEK. Thursday to be exact. If you are the praying kind we ask that you include her this week. Pray for encouragement:  we are hoping that the chemo is doing its job and kicking this cancer’s butt. Pray for strength: These next few days all of our minds are running wild. We know we shouldn’t worry unless we have something to worry about, right? Pray for guidance: that if things don’t turn out how we hope that they do that we will continue to have faith and trust in HIS will.

Thank you my friends for continuing to check on her and being cool with me freely writing about what’s going on. While I have not talked about it in a while that doesn’t mean that things are happening. It is a part of our daily life. We never know what tomorrow will bring so we have to keep the faith!

Let’s end on a happy note.

We are getting ready to move in the next few months! It’s bittersweet because it is our first home but it’s time to move on. Last year we tried to sell the place and couldn’t. Now we have decided to rent it out and move into new digs. That means all kinds of projects and legal mumbo jumbo so that we don’t have to deal with landlord duties. Bring on the boxes. Can’t wait to decorate a new place. WOOHOOO!


What have you been up to? What’s new and exciting? What have I been missing out on?

If you are having any struggles please let me know so that I can encourage you 🙂

24 thoughts on “Training Like A Boss

  1. I’m awed by your training. You should get a medal for PR training. And look at you all blog hostess with the mostest and your hospitality and encouragement 😉

    1. Thank you! When I look back at my training before the last 5 marathons it was just eh (or training when I should have been resting, so so dumb!). No wonder my results were eh. Hoping this pays off!

  2. I’ve been wondering about your MIL, so thanks for the update! Still keeping her in my prayers of course! I know the week of a scan (and usually the week before) I have what I call major “scanxiety.” My mind will just go crazy and sometimes its just feels like it’s too much to bear. In those times I have to remember that God is in control, and that He ALREADY KNOWS what the results of my scan are…He is not startled by anything. He will be there regardless of the results and I can rest in knowing and believing in that alone. Yes, the days are still brutal, waiting, but knowing that I can turn my fears over to God again and again (and again…) give me so much comfort. I’m praying and believing for a great pet scan tomorrow! MARK 5:36

    Oh- and I’m still on the DL for my fibula stress fx, I haven’t been able to run for 5 weeks and counting. Dr says maybe next week will be my magic week to slowly start back! I hope so, I’m going CRAZY!! Hearing of your awesome miles makes me smile:) You go girl! (((hugs)))

    1. Thank you Erica! You always have such great advice 🙂 I’m still sitting here waiting for a phone call!

      Darn stress FX! Does that mean you were ordered to eat lots of ice cream?! 🙂 Hehehe! Praying for you my friend. Heal up so you can get back out there!

  3. Whoa, mileage queen, you ROCK! That’s amazing. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family, especially your MIL. God doesn’t give us anything we can’t handle.

    New & exciting? Just got back from vacay where I hit 35mi for the week – I think that’s a new record for me. Training for the Philly marathon started on Monday & I’m beyond psyched. I want to move out of my house but I’m nervous about how that all works. I’ve never sold a house before. I saw a cute little historic Victorian on the market nearby & I’m going to check it out just to get it out of my mind. Ridiculous, I know.

    Happy Wednesday!

    1. Thank you Kristin! And WAY TO GO on 35 for the week! That is awesome!! So excited for you and your Philly training 🙂

      I feel you on moving. It’s a pain and sadly in a few years we’ll probably move again when we are ready to buy another place. Hopefully by then we can sell the pad we own now but if not I guess we’ll just keep renting it out. Adult life. Booo

  4. Wow – lots of miles! And you’re staying uninjured! Awesome – keep up the good work!

    Good to hear that your MIL is in good spirits and fighting that POS cancer. I have been hearing way too much about cancer lately (my report’s friend from HS just got diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer at 22 yrs old. V. sad).

    Anyway, we need to hang out soon, I miss your silly butt!

    1. Lets hope uninjured stays. If not I may be done with this marathon business, lol. Drinks or something soon. Moving (hopefully) Sept 1 cloooossseeerrrr to you! WOOT!

  5. Wow, your training is rocking! Nice mileage. I wish I lived near you to go to that yoga class, looks amazing.
    I will keep your MIL and entire family in my prayers. God can do all things.
    Good luck with your move.

  6. You are inspiring! I need to get my butt into gear and start training like you do, keep those posts coming! Wish I was near you, I’d join in the yoga (driving from Phoenix would be a bit ridic though). Thanks for the update on your MIL, prayers coming from over here. Sounds like she is doing fabulous. Good days and bad, she is a fighter 🙂

    1. Char I wish you were too! One day we’ll have to plan a yoga/runners retreat. How fun would that be?

      We get the results of her scan in the morning. Thank you for the prayers my friend!

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