I skipped my lunch run due to rain, to help a co-worker drop her car off for service and to get Pho Soup...WEAK I know... but don't judge. When I got home I knew I needed to get in a few miles. Thankfully hubby was game and the Little Studs love the jogger and going to the Track. It is pretty funny to hear boys ages 3 and 5 beg to go to the Track, we have trained them right!! The High School Track was busy with little-people soccer...BUMMER!! We cut across to the muddy Junior High Track. I put one earbud in and hit play.. Funny timing because "Barking at the Moon" HERE from the BOLT Soundtrack came on, a song I added for the Little Studs during the Marathon. This song reminded me to be in the moment.
Little Stud #1 was stride for stride with me, he is becoming quite the little runner. The boys got bored and headed to the Tennis Court and I continued, waving each lap. I tried to kick up the pace but my lungs did not like the cool evening air. I did a few more laps and headed back to the family. 3.5 miles is better than nothing. I look forward to not being in Marathon training so I can ENJOY these nights with no (self-induced) guilt about pace or mileage.
After texting Tammy and Janna I had a morning run buddy!! YIPPEE. It was cold I did not want to leave my car. The plan was 5 miles at Goal Pace but the HILLS in Falling Water are pretty tough, we kept the pace as best we could. So NICE to see Janna, we have not been able to run together in ages. It was funny she kept dropping pieces of her gear all over the neighborhood, gloves by the light pole, hat by the stop sign, and coat on the street corner...it was like an Easter Egg Hunt when we wrapped up. I only had time for 5 miles, so we chatted briefly about Boston and I was off to get ready for my Big Girl Job.
My planned 8 miles for Thursday was done in 2 runs and I am HAPPY with that :) The important part about a training plan is allowing yourself some flexibility.
Middle of the night Little Stud#2 screamed out, not sure how but I wrenched my neck and totally tweaked it.. UGH!! I get this now and then (Probably an old Basketball injury) where there is pain when I turn my head, I call it Batman neck. Usually it takes about 3 days to pass, I sure hope it does this time.. If not I will be turning my whole body to see on race day.
Tomorrow is my last Long Run of Marathon training and I am EXCITED!! I cant wait for my victory lap in Beantown.
- What do you have planned this weekend??
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!