RunCLE- A very minimal training update

I can talk for hours about how life gets in the way of plans and how we all need to be kind to ourselves and just go with it, and I have. But sometimes I think that’s all I have been talking about lately. 

The last few weeks have been challenging. I got strep and it kicked my ass for an entire weekend, I moved, and very sadly my grandpa passed away. I was a mess. Running very rarely made the top of my priority list. I’m too embarrassed to even post what I have actually run the past few weeks, but I can tell you that it was minimal at best. 

The good news is that it’s getting better! This weekend I have a half marathon and a 5K in Pittsburgh. I’m doing the “Runner of Steel Challenge” with my running bestie and pretty excited about it.  It’s similar the Cleveland Marathon’s “Challenge Series” where you run a smaller race the day before and get a bonus third medal for completing both which is always fun! I have never run in Pittsburgh, so it should be really fun and good scenery!  I’m also looking forward to hanging out at the Cleveland Marathon booth at the Pittsburgh expo for a few hours on Saturday!

Speaking of Cleveland, its coming up fast: only 15 days away and I’m pretty excited about it! It’s going to be an awesome weekend! I’m so looking forward to seeing all of my ambassador peeps and getting a chance to hang out with all of them!

What are you guys doing this weekend? Are you all signed up to run CLE? And if not you can still volunteer and hand out some high fives! 

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I'm home 
I'm back where it all began 
Back where I learned to walk
Back where I had slumber parties with my best friends
Back where I left for prom and where I cried from my first heartbreak
Back where laughed so hard we cried

I'm glad that my boys can be between these four walls with me
The circumstances of us being here are not what I planned, but I'm grateful for it

And after what seemed to be eternity of planning, packing, and moving we are home
And I couldn't be happier
It's going to be an amazing summer or however long we stay


RunCLE- boxes and a training update

I have had a serious writers block this week with this post.

There are about 5 started posts written with no ending, nothing seemed to totally click in my head.  I think know it’s my mental state at the moment. I started moving. It’s emotional.  It seems like the culmination of the past two years of all the crap is finally coming to an end. It’s a good thing, it’s a sad thing, and it’s a necessary thing. The way my mind works is pretty practical. I know what I need to do and I do it, sometimes with a lot of procrastination in between. But, I have never been a super over-emotional person. I’m not generally a crier.  

This last week though, it started to hit me. My awesome neighbor (Gramps) sent me a text saying he just cut the grass for the last time, it made me all teary. He’s cut the grass for us over the years when we got busy and it’s always just been so nice to come home to a nicely mowed yard. But, it’s not just the cut grass, it’s that he and Grammy are like my second set of parents. They are grandparents to the boys and we just love living next door to them. It’s made for hundreds of thrown together driveway or back porch dinners. Lots of just pick up games of whatever the kids were playing the back yard, movie nights, hot tub dips, celebrations,  and driveway messages. 

I moved a few loads of boxes and I cried seeing them all sitting there. I’m very up and down lately. 

I still managed to get some miles in last week, though it was kind of few and far in between.  It’s been the lowest mileage week thus far.  I’m happy to say that this week, I’m doing much better! God bless that track on my lunch break. Even with packing, I still take a lunch break and the track is waiting for me! The decision to cut back to the half was a really, really good one for me this year. Ill be back for you 26.2!

Here is my sad little report from last week:

Tuesday- 3 miles at lunch

Thursday- 3.5 miles at lunch

Saturday- 5.4 miles


Here is to a much better week of miles in and less crying when I see a box ❤️