Wednesday, January 30, 2019

This month is running by super fast!!

Geez this month is flying by!!

I am trying to catch up!! Running all the miles EVERY SINGLE DAY has me super tired when I am home!

I really have LOVED this streak though! I have never done one before and have always wanted too! 

Luckily I have my friend Kim doing it with me! I am not sure I would have stuck with it otherwise!

In addition to the runs we plank each day and I am at a 2:30 plank after my runs!! Feeling strong!

Monday 1/14 we ran 1 mile and walked 2 with our cute little pups!

Tuesday 1/15 has become a speedier day for me. We ran three miles!

Wednesday 1/16 we run hills.... Or so I thought! We also try to bust out this run a bit faster if we can. Kim decided that we would start doing "real" hill work on Thursday!

Thursday 1/17 we ran 1 block hill repeats! Up across, down, over, back up, across, down, over, back up... 9 times!!! Oh my quad!!! What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!

Friday 1/18 we ran EASY. We do intervals and take it easy.

Saturday 1/19 was the Hot Chocolate 15K.

Sunday 1/20 we ran six miles through town followed by a plan of course!

Monday 1/21 was super cold but we got bundled up and got in our run! Monday's we run 1 mile and walk 2 miles. Monday's are our "rest" days but we are running the first mile to keep the streak alive!

Tuesday 1/22 we speed it up a bit again and ran three miles at our local park.

Wednesday  1/23 we ran our roller coaster route again.

Thursday 1/24 we did our hill repeats and I DID NOT DIE even though I though I might lol! My picture does not do this mega incline justice and no we didn't run down it... We run UP it!

Friday 1/25 we went easy again with intervals. (We totally forgot to get a pic of anything but our planks)

Saturday 1/26 Kim and I ran 20 miles!!!! TWENTY!!! I am constantly in disbelief that I can even do that! I love these legs that carry me through it!! Even though I begged and pleaded for Kim to go get the car those last two miles I feel completely invincible after were done! Brandi join us for the first bit of this run too which was fun!

Sunday 1/27 we ran 7 miles and it was incredible! Saturday night I though there is no way I can do this run but then I did and I felt amazing!

I have modified a Dopey Challenge Training Plan and that is what we are following. It recommends some speed work, some hill work and two long runs each week. Ideally we'd do the half marathon training run on Saturday and the full marathon training run on Sunday but that would make it impossible to get home and showered and to church on time so we have swapped the two. Hopefully the effect will be the same. I feel confident that I could go out today and run the half it's running the full on tired legs that we have to prepare for. 

Running every day has helped my legs feel tired that's for sure lol!

This week is already off to a great start with our Monday morning run/walk and Tuesday we hit the track! This super cold weather might throw a wrench in our plans this week. We will see!

I can hardly believe the month is nearly over, it seems we just got started! 

Elizabeth and I are running a fun race this weekend! Stay tuned for my recap of the fun that is sure to ensue!

Wishing you a happy week and many happy miles!

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