Marathon Training: Days 52–55

img_6090So sorry that I haven’t updated y’all since last Wednesday! Since then, I’ve completed four runs. I’ll most likely hit 75 miles for the month like I did last month, which I’m disappointed about.

This weekend we went to Milburn Orchards in Elkton, MD, and the Angry Toddler had a blast with her second cousin!

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I’ve been listening to a new podcast called Welcome to Night Vale, which is hilarious. I honestly didn’t know it was a comedy, because the description on the site says this: A twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

So I thought it would be horror/sci-fi, but it’s laugh-out-loud funny. I love finding new podcasts, and I definitely recommend this one! (And as always, I’m waiting for more The Running Lifestyle Show, Runner Girls Podcast, and Tanis.)

Marathon Training: Days 50 and 51

runOn Monday I got in 3 treadmill miles, and today I managed 4.5 miles outside. I finished up the latest episode of The Runner Girls Podcast and Episode 3 of Limetown.

I’m only $115.80 away from my $1K goal for Team Momentum and the Muscular Dystrophy Association! If you’d like to donate, please go here.

Marathon Training: Day 49

runNow that I’ve finished listening to the latest Black Tapes and Tanis episodes, I needed to find something else to listen to while running. Enter Limetown. I’ve only gotten through one and a half episodes, but so far, I really like it! It actually reminds me a lot of Tanis so far, which is a good start. It’s about more than 300 people who vanish from a town in Tennessee. It’s a seven-part podcast, so it’s very short, and each episode is extremely short, so feel free to recommend other podcasts like this to listen to if you have any ideas!

I ran three miles during my lunch break today. I’m still struggling food-wise, but I did re-install the 21 Day Fix app, I looked at ordering these containers, and I found five dinner recipes and a breakfast overnight oats recipe to try out this upcoming week.

We’re taking the Angry Toddler to Ocean City, MD this weekend as a last little hurrah of summer with the hubs’ cousin and her family, so I don’t anticipate watching what I eat too closely until we get home on Sunday 9/18/16.

As always, if you’d like to donate to Team Momentum and the Muscular Dystrophy Association, please go here.

Marathon Training: Days 47 and 48

7run2Thanks to the encouragement and support of both my husband and some online Facebook friends, I got in a ten miler on Sunday morning! We had taken the Angry Toddler to Hersheypark the night before and got home extremely late, but I convinced myself to slog through the miles. I did not pause my Apple Watch at all, so my pace includes giving a couple from NY directions, walking to eat my Gu or sip some water, and pulling my iPhone out of my hydration pack several times to start a new podcast episode of Tanis.

runY’know the old adage, “You are what you eat”? Well, I definitely felt that this afternoon. I ate like crap the entire weekend (oh, it was so delicious!), and during this run, I paid for it. I felt sluggish, full, and overall gross. I’m glad I got a run in, but boy do I feel like never eating again.

As always, I’m less than $200 toward my $1K goal to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, so please consider reading my story and donating here! 

Marathon Training: Day 46

runTGIF! Holy cow this marathon is less than two months away.  I guess I should start taking my training more seriously, huh? Yes, I run, but I’m not hitting the mileage that I’m supposed to be hitting, and the only way I’ll do that is by running on weekends. The Angry Toddler starts soccer tomorrow morning, and Saturdays are my morning to get up with her, so it’ll have to be Sundays. I’ve frankly been lazy and opted to sleep instead, but I have to get my rear in gear!

Marathon Training: Days 44 and 45

runYesterday and today I ran 4 miles on the treadmill during my lunch breaks. I’ve still listening to Tanis and still loving it!

I’m so close to my $1K goal toward the Muscular Dystrophy Association! Please donate even just $1 here. Every single dollar helps, and you could send a child who has MS to camp or help fund research toward combating this debilitating disease!

Marathon Training: Day 43

runHappy Tuesday! It’s always hard getting back into the swing of things after a long weekend. I ran on the treadmill today, because it was 81 out, and I just didn’t feel like running in the full sun. I’m sure tomorrow I’ll venture out, because it is nice to get outside for some fresh air. I’m still listening to the Tanis podcast, and it’s still as amazing as ever!

Remember, you can donate to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Team Momentum here please! I’m less than $200 away from my ultimate $1,000 goal!

Marathon Training: Day 42

runToday’s temps were much cooler than they have been—yay! I got in five miles during my lunch break. I tried to get into the old high school track, but it seemed to be all locked up. There’s a one-mile loop in a neighborhood near the Angry Toddler’s old daycare, so I did that twice. It was about 73 degrees out, which felt much cooler, especially in any shady spots.

As always, I’m trying to raise money toward the Marine Corps Marathon and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Even one dollar counts! Please donate here.

I hope everyone has an awesome Labor Day weekend!

Marathon Training: Day 41

runI decided to stay inside today to beat the heat. I also ran earlier than normal, because my motivation is waning already, and it’s barely after mid-day. I’ll end the month of August with 75 miles under my belt, which isn’t horrific. It’s not where I should be in terms of marathon training, but I’m also not trying to beat myself up too much!

I don’t have anything else to report, aside from wanting to fit more miles in today but not having enough time. The next two days will need to be rest days because I have other things I need to do during my lunch breaks (eye appointment, going to NJ), so I think my legs will thank me during Friday’s run!