Half Marathon Training – Week 2 Recap

Well, this week was a bit of a challenge to keep with the plan.  Schedules, heat, and bad eating choices all interfered with the training.  Overall though, it was a great week and one step closer to those beautiful medals that were just revealed by Maritime Race Weekend.  This girl loves her bling! (Click here to see them!)

On a super exciting note, I have ventured into New Distances land.  I have never ran further than 10 km – until this week!  Yeah me!  The long run was warm, the time flew by and I really did enjoy pretty much every step of it.  As always, my challenge comes from fueling enough so that I’m not a walking zombie the rest of the day.  I will start trying some nutritional supplements next week in hopes of finding something that works for me.

Here’s how week 2 played out…

Sunday: 5 km

  • Ashlyn and I started out and we were doing great but she may have had too many homemade sweets during the day ( we have been trying some new Gluten Free recipes for a newly diagnosed intolerance ) and she ended up dealing with belly troubles.  We looped back early and I dropped her off at home at the 4 km mark before continuing on my own.  We need a new route because the hills are rough on the way home!

Living on top of a hill training.  :)

Monday: 3.5 km plus Cross Yoga and Core Work

  • Heat, I suspect dehydration (headache, crampy muscles…), and the Monday’s got in the way of the plan for the day.  Had no desire to do anything until the guilt started kicking in.  At 7:30 pm, I rolled out the mat and let the yoga flow.  Started with a sun salutation and then just did what felt good.  Felt good enough 20 minutes later to do some core work and foam rolling.  Might not have been what was on the schedule but was totally what I needed.

Tuesday: Yoga and Strength 5 km

  • Since I ended up doing this day’s scheduled workout the day before, I went for a VERY HOT 5 km run.  This week was all switched around!!  Ran by effort and thought for sure my Garmin was lying about the pace.  It was a slow hot run.

Wednesday: 5 km Oops!

  • Had plans to go out for dessert with some friends and figured a quick run afterwards would be no problem.  Well…….we totally enjoyed the night and chatted into the darkness so the run was missed.  Oops

Thursday: 30 min cross plus strength Migraine

  • Was going to go to the local pop up outdoor yoga class in the evening but didn’t feel right all day.  Tried to shake it off with no luck.  By suppertime my head was screaming and I had to call it a day.  I highly suspect that this had a lot to do with the sugary dessert I ate the night before and the weather changes.

Friday: 11 km @ 10:1

  • Well, I did it!  Started what I’m calling the summer of firsts.  What an exciting time!

Saturday: REST! Yoga!

  • Rest day, seriously?  I had too many of those this week already!  Rolled out the mat and spent some time playing.  It always makes me feel so much better!

On to Week 3 which includes company coming, a 14th birthday, our high school teen writing final exams, our first backyard movie night of the summer (if Mother Nature cooperates) and some awesome training.  It’s going to be an adventurous week!  Just the way we like it!

Four The Love of it Moments

  1. I am so thankful for the amazing friends we have made since moving into this awesome neighbourhood.
  2. It was so cool to see my littlest one get excited over the Maritime Race Weekend hat she received at a promotional event.  Might have another runner in the making.
  3. Thankful for the warm weather that allowed Hubby and I to work outside on the deck this week.  We are so lucky to be able to run our business from home.
  4. A moment that was filled with love this week- watching the kiddos pick out the perfect Father’s Day present for their awesome Dad.  Literally, everything Glen does, is for our family.  He accepts them completely the way they are, while at the same time, encouraging them to explore growth in themselves.  He wants the world for them and shows it with his time, love and ridiculous sense of humor that the children appreciate.  We are truly blessed.

2017 Race Season

Blue Nose 2017 – 10 km (1:02:38)

Salmon Festival (July) – 5 km with my daughter, Ashlyn!!!

Maritime Race Weekend (September) – 5 km Sunset and Half Sunrise (First Half!)

Legs for Literacy (October) – 10 km

Namaste and Happy Running!