Sub 3 Hour Marathon

All day I couldn’t stop grinning.  It took me a while to figure out why I was even more happy than usual but finally I came to a conclusion.  I remembered my dream from last night, in which I accomplished my biggest goal that I have right now….. I ran a sub 3 hour marathon.  That is 240 seconds faster than my last marathon and that is about 9 seconds faster per mile.  I know I can do it, after all that was only my third marathon.


The first thing that popped into my mind was that my knee is feeling better and so I better get my training going! I mean Boston is only five and a half months away.

Then, I realized that the best thing that I could be doing right now to reach my *DREAM* is to continue to let my knee heal and rest.  I have been in constant marathon training mode for the last year, it is time for a break.  It is time for me to fuel my body with nutrient-dense foods and to get stronger….. speaking of which I went to a killer pump class this morning. My muscles were shakin towards the end.  I also did 15 minutes on the stairs.

Did I mention I had to scrape snow off of my car this morning.  That is ridiculous!  On the bright side… bring on the Holidays!


Started the morning with some vitamins and oatmeal (pb and apples). For lunch I had soup and a salad.  Afternoon snacks included a special K protein bar, 2 apples and a cheese wedge.  Do you like the face I made with it.


During PE I kicked a home run in kickball.  Come on, I needed to brag about it somewhere!

Tell me your biggest fitness goal!  Leave a comment so I can get to know you better and we can keep up on each other’s goals!

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Kickball homerun huh? What you described to me when you got home sounded more like a double with an error allowing you to score. I guess a run is a run though ;) Weird somehow I deleted this post and had to retype it.


Dearest Janae… oh how I miss being a gym rat with you!!! At least now I can read your blog and live vicariously through you :) Love you girl, keep up the killer work.


What an amazing goal! And you are so close…Well within your reach! Up until Steamtown, my goal was to qualify for Boston. Now that it has been accomplished, I'm not sure what to set my sights on next, but I have been wanting to get under 19 minutes for the 5k…and under 40 for the 10k…maybe that will be next :) GOOD LUCK!


My goal is to qualify for boston! If not in this marathon maybe the next one…


My goal is to race as well as I can run (in practice). Here's to having a great marathon in December and then an even better one after that! :) Good luck with the sub 3!!


You will sub-3 no problem! I'm hoping for a sub 3:20.


Yay! I love your blog so far, I’m starting from the beginning! It’s funny because I’m resting my knee right now and I’m training for a race too, even though this was a year ago for you! I’m doing a 10k in Feb, so that’s my goal for now. Maybe someday I’ll do an actual marathon!

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