Good run, 8:17 pace.
Elf plays soccer too.
She supports Brooke’s hobbies.
TJ’s IS SO CLOSE.
BF in town= swimming.
A mini splash pad.
Home pebble ice machine. ( <— ps I didn’t explain this well, I wish it was mine but it was at the house we were swimming at)
Finally washed my hair.
10 Pictures That Perfectly Describe What Marathon Training Makes You Do:
1. Really ridiculous things like sit in freezing cold water or ice bath to help you to recover fast so you can do it all over again soon. I love that penguin blanket of mine.
2. This picture is from many years ago when my niece (Curly) fell asleep on the ground before making it to the dinner table. This is how I feel many evenings during marathon training. Many.
3. Makes you hang out on the sidewalk or grass or gutter on the side of the road after you finish one of the really crazy long runs/speed workouts on your training plan. And if you have a coach it makes you curse their name throughout the before mentioned workouts that you are doing that cause you to collapse onto the sidewalk afterwards.
4. It makes you feel like this during a training run one day:
5. And the next day feel like this during your training run:
There is no way to predict the wide range of emotions that marathon training is going to bring upon us.
6. Dream at 5 am when your alarm clock goes off about the Saturdays after the marathon you are going to experience when you aren’t waking up at a torturous hour to get in your long runs. A common thought for me when I am not feeling like rolling out of bed early on the weekend for a double digit run: “After the marathon I am going to wake up at 8 on Saturday mornings and take the family to IHOP for pancakes and orange juice followed by coming back home and getting in bed to watch cartoons with the kids.”
7. But then at the same time begin to dread the post-marathon blues… I LOVE MARATHON TRAINING AND I DON’T WANT IT TO END.
(Below picture was right after the Tucson Marathon when the blues kicked in rather quickly)
8. It also makes you spend more money that you shouldn’t spend on gear because you probably don’t need it but you are POSITIVE it is going to make you that much faster on race day.
Is it even possible to have too many running shoes?
9. Want to eat all of the food 100% of the time (although I will say, breastfeeding ((even while not running)) made me 30x hungrier than marathon training).
The amount of donuts I have eaten during 16 week marathon training cycles in the past is more than most Americans eat throughout their entire life.
10. Study the course/elevation maps like it is your job and search for any and every race recap of the marathon you are about to like crazy.
There are many more things that marathon training makes me do and yet I keep signing up for them again and again because I am addicted to them. Can’t stop. Won’t stop.
And in addition to this marathon training talk, never forget this necessary lesson in life! Keep doing what you love doing and forget about what everyone else is doing:)
Who else is in half or full marathon training right now? How is it making YOU FEEL at this point?
What is something really ridiculous that training has made you do?
Donut, cake, ice cream, brownie or cookie? What is your #1?
From start (right out of the shower) to finish… on average how long does it take you to get ready?
-Non hair washing days= 9 minutes. Hair washing days= 25 minutes.