Run CLE- starting slow
This is it, the beginning of training season and I feel similar to the way I felt the second time I was pregnant. I was so excited, I had the glow but I also knew what I was up against! So here I am, getting ready to train for marathon number two and I'm super excited, can't wait to get involved but also a bit hesitant that I have what it takes again! My first marathon (and baby) I was blissfully unaware of the long ass runs (or long sleepless nights).
I want to keep it really real this year. Not that I didn't last year, but I think I'm similar to a decent niche of runners out there. I'm a mom of two busy little guys (ages 2 and 4), I work full time an hour from home and I barely have time to meal plan. So taking on a serious training schedule on top of everyday life is a pretty lofty goal some days. Life gets in the way and it's ok. We all do the best that we can and its important to remember that. I envy the people that are able to stick 100% to their training schedule or run outside before work or even after work on a daily basis. Right now, it's not really a possibility but someday it will be.
Still, this race is important to me, showing my boys that setting (and sticking) to a goal is important. I'm training to be faster this year. My main goal last year was to finish and I did. This year my goal is under 5 hours and it seems achievable. I know I'm not fast, but 26.2 miles is still 26.2 miles!
I am starting a little slow this year and I have seemed to (over) enjoyed the holidays and added on a few extra lbs which isn't super fun to admit, but full disclose right? I also haven't really been in training mode for awhile so I'm excited to get back at it!
This week went well. I have been doing a plank and push-ups every morning before i hop in the shower. Every little bit helps right?
Mon- 3 miles at lunch. These 3 actually were quite painful, maybe because I ran Sunday too?!? Not sure. But it felt good to sweat
Wed- another 3 miles at lunch and it felt much better and I even picked up some speed
Sat- 4 miles at the kickoff training run. This was the best run of the week, I felt strong again and it was also so fun to see my CLE ambassador friends and meet some IG friends in real life. I think I learned how to take an action selfie while running. I'll give it a try Heather!
Sun- 20 minutes of full body workout
It's going to be a good year! Don't forget to check out what the other ambassadors are doing with their training! There are some serious badasses in the group and they will motivate you daily!!!