21 Aug 2012, 9:11am
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  • Running: Week 6 & 7 Training For a Marathon

    My weeks were all jumbled.  I didn’t get any photos of myself to share with you all either.  I did run, but I wasn’t able to complete the long runs of 7 miles for week 6 and the 12 miles for week 7.  Each weekend we were gone and I improvised but wasn’t able to put in my complete time.  It bothers me when my schedule gets tweaked.  I end up have an inner monologue the whole day convincing myself to *embrace* what ever situation came up that tossed my schedule off.

    A big part of my training IS accepting unacceptable changes (in my book).  This week it will be a 13 miler for my long run and I’m sort of dreading doing it by myself.  But I’ve come this far.

    Truth be told, I get a little jealous when I see other runners posting photos with their sole sisters/brothers.  I enjoy the company of someone else’s feet slapping the pavement alongside mine, even if we aren’t talking.  Just knowing that I have someone as determined as I am about completing the run makes all the difference in the world.

    Last night, I ran with a friend of mine after my hour long lifting class.   What a treat!!  She normally runs with another buddy, but he was unable to make it.  Even though the run was only two miles, it was fun because she is much, much faster than I am, so I had a little encouragement to pick up the pace.

    Each week in my training for the marathon has proved to be a lesson. Whether a lesson in patience, perseverance, focus, recovery…there is always something new.  I don’t always feel like running, but I do it because it pushes down the doubt that tries to take over.  When I run through lack of motivation, I’m quashing a lot of negativity and I like that.

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    Me with Tam (the girl who ran with me last night) and her long time running buddy Travis

    The people in the photo are amazing runners.  They have been running for years.  It’s a great encouragement to me to watch them run and to hear them tell me that I can do it.

    My brother-in-law recently visited from Indiana. He and my husband rode 253 miles in 4 days of cycling. I’m convinced they also solved all the problems of the known world in that time.

    It would be really cool to have someone who ran near my pace on my long runs. I think we could create world peace, or at least some cool recipes, while on our feet together ;)

    21 Aug 2012, 1:57pm
    by Mommy Hobbies

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    I agree!! Long runs can be completely therapeutic. I feel so good after a long run…nothing like it.

     
     
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