This was a great week of running. I am feeling better and better all the time. Sage had me start fairly conservatively this week in mileage and intensity, but I had lots of steady miles and a fun 12 mile "uptempo" run on Friday. My 18 miler was strong today and I am looking forward to another solid week of training. I really do love running and am feeling very optimistic and excited about the direction things are going.
With a lot of treadmill miles (hours!) I have been listening to audiobooks on my IPOD. I am at the end of Mockingjay right now (the third book of the Hunger Game series) and have "Running for my Life" by Lopez Lomong next up. After that I don't know what to listen to. Any recommendations?
I spent some time this week researching race options for next year. The plan is to race three marathons. Tallahassee Marathon will be on February 3 (flat, fast, sea level and home of my BFF!) I have pretty much decided on CIM for December, and am trying to choose one more race for late spring/early summer. (May-July). Any recommendations?
I got a fun surprise on Friday. One of the awesome women I am coaching ran her first marathon last weekend and she sent me these beautiful flowers as a thank you (how sweet is that?). You can't see it in this picture, but the flowers are proudly displayed in a Nathan water bottle. I could not find a vase anywhere, and then I figured that a Nathan water bottle was the perfect way to display marathon flowers anyway! :)
|Thanks J! I love them and I am super proud of you.You did awesome!!!|
"Stepping outside the comfort zone is the price I pay to find out how good I can be. If I planned on backing off every time running got difficult I would hang up my shoes and take up knitting." - Desiree Davila