Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wednesday Wish List: Get it DONE!

Alright, so my 20 miler Sunday didn't happen. I know, I'm bummed too. What did happen is that Saturday was my big event for school and I knocked it out of the park. Then I slept for 3 hours, then watched Louisville lose in the Final Four and sleep some more. Sunday morning I woke up early and started laying out my running gear. I knew before I opened the blinds that I wasn't going to make it. Rain. Lots of rain. I waited 45 minutes, hoping that I could just wait it out. Then the lightning and thunder came. While I was prepared to do just about anything to get this run in, I just don't run in thunderstorms.

Determined to get something comparable in, I headed to the Y. I hadn't made it to Yoga in awhile and was really happy that I went. The class was challenging, fun, and of all things playful. I even managed my first inversion!

After Yoga I had almost 2 hours to kill until my first sand vball game of the season so I hit up the Elliptical & the treadmill. Overall, nothing hardcore but I was moving or working from 12 - 4:30, which is just about as long as my 20 miles.

So far this week has been about maintaining. Now that I'm officially in 'taper' (despite my little 20 mile blunder) I'm trying to reap the benefits: lots of water, lots of rest, lots of stretching, good miles.
There is only one thing on my wish list this week: 20 miles on Saturday! My hamstrings are still sore from Sunday's yoga, which totally surprises me, so I'm trying to take it easy a little bit. Getting my 20 in is a must for my confidence for the race. 

I looked at my training log for the 2009 Flying Pig and was surprised by a few things: one month before the race, i was only averaging 18.8 miles/week with a total of 224. This time I'm averaging closer to 21 miles/week with a total of 277. Prior to the flying pig, my log says my longest run was 14.5 miles. Already I've done 17.5. Knowing that I won't be as fast this time around, feeling confident in my training is going to be a big help come race day. 

I couldn't be happier with March. 

I feel horrible about not mentioning this, but I think I was worried about jinxing it: I won a sweet giveaway a month or two ago! I won the new C9 by Champion for Target line from Ashley @ HappyHealthierBear.  If you don't already read her blog, check it out. Her thoughts on moderation and her truly interesting approach to running make for a really great read. So after some haggling and some size exchanging I'm outfitted in the newest line of C9 clothing!
The lighting is horrible - the clothes are fantastic!
Is there anything better than new (free!) running stuff? 

Tonight Josh and I are going for a walk in our new neighborhood! We solved our housing problem and found the best rental house ever in a perfect neighborhood. Pictures to come :) 

Happy Running!


  1. I'm going to be in Cincy for the Flying Pig so we'll have to meet up if you want!! That marathon was actually my first, it's a really funny story! I had signed up for the half on the day before the race but when I got to the break away point, I decided to keep running and ran the full marathon that day. I had never run past 14 miles in my life! I cried so hard at the end I was so happy and shocked that I did it! I love the Pig!!

    I'm a big fan of Target running clothes too! :)

  2. so excited for your new home!!! ahhh! that sounds fantastic! i think you have worked really hard this training cycle. i know you will do everything you can to get that 20 in this weekend but you have been active steadily for a few months and had a great and recent LR. I think you will be ready. Just go in confident :) I will be looking for you and keeping my eye out for you! I am not sure if they allow it or what our post-race plans are but maybe I can head back and run a few miles with you if i see you? i am super excited for you!!!

  3. I am so jealous that I can't meet up with you and Coy :) I love you both! and YAY for cheap clothes and doing your first inversion....I want that girls leg warmers.

    I think you rocked March and deserved those new clothes :D YAY for finding a home!!!!!!!!!! xoxo