I am also loving running in the morning, not in the dark, during times that I would normally have to be at school. This change is so refreshing and liberating.
|Sweaty Mess 6 miler this morning - holy humid!|
And I am loving spending all of this time with my kids.
What I haven't really liked is that my ITB hasn't been very happy with me. And now the arch of my foot has been sore. I am seeing my chiropractor weekly now. And I'm less than a month away from my first 50k.
Keeping this in mind, here's my June mileage:
Miles run: 120 (Ward had 119! Woohoo! I beat him.) - lower mileage, but I'm not going to push it!
Miles biked: 118 (I am really loving my bikes - indoor and road) - probably my highest mileage biking ever! Maybe I'll be a cyclist instead. Just kidding.
Now, this next one is dedicated to Sara at Middleagedrunner - who isn't very middle aged at all:
# of times I quit running: 1 - Saturday. I set out for a 20+ mile run, got to 7.5 miles and couldn't take another step. Thankfully I listened to Ward and brought my phone along. The crappy part of that is I called him 14 times before he finally answered the phone. When I had quit running, I turned around and started walking/hobbling back to the entrance of the rail trail. I cried the entire way. I was only moments away from throwing myself on the ground to kick and scream like a toddler. Yeah, I'm super mature sometimes. I held back because there were other runners out there that morning. When I told Ward about my traumatic experience, his response was "it's only running". Men!
I'm looking forward to being smart in my training, focusing on my abs, strength training, completing my first mud obstacle course, and completing my first ultra!
If you are looking for an Abs Challenge - here's a great one to start with! I'm doing it.
Have you done a Dirty Girl run yet? If you live in the New England area or would love to visit Massachusetts in a couple of weeks. July 13th to be exact. I have a 20% discount code for you to use at Dirty Girl Boston (which is really at Amesbury Sports Park) - DGBOSBLOGGUEST. I promise it's going to be fun! And muddy!
Two weeks after I get muddy, I'm going to run my first ever 50k, which coincidentally will be the last year this ultra marathon will be held.
And in terms of strength training, I'm actually taking an online course through Hybrid Athlete. This course is called the Obstacle Race Trainer course. While I'm learning how to become a trainer, I'm also given a training plan, which I'm using for Spartan! If you are interested in the Hybrid Athlete Courses, check them out here or through my affiliate link on the sidebar. I haven't completed the course yet, but from what I've done, I'm really liking it! Maybe this will lead me to a new adventure....
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