Monday, August 20, 2012

Still going strong.

I have not posted a blog in forever. So much is going on right now, and that is a good thing! My marathon training is going well. I completed my first 14 miler on Saturday and I was more than happy with my pace and overall performance. My AP was a 10:20 which I was happy with because my knee held on strong and I am in no pain today. I NEED to get through this training healthy and I need to do all I can to keep my knee uninjured as I am already looking at a few marathons for 2013!!

Here is a photo of me running my 14 miler on Saturday, it was so beautiful. I will post along blog regarding my run with more photos later today.

My schedule for this next week is pretty light compared to normal. My training plan has me taking it easy on my runs this week. Then coming back next week hard with speed work and a 16 miler on Saturday. I cannot wait. I am still not strength training as my shoulder is finally starting to feel somewhat normal after the injury which occurred a few weeks ago.

My focus this week is on getting in my runs, logging my calories, making sure I stretch and do my PT exercises along with my foam rolling for my ITB.

On the home front my little girl has a special week planned. We are taking her to a few new playgroups and we are so excited about her meeting new little friends and learning new things each week! I ordered a new curriculum for she and I to use when at home for this year. It is for ages 2 - 3 and contains lesson plans and fun play activities. It excites me to be apart of her learning experience as of now. I know that in due time I may have to send her to the International school here, or wherever we are living but for now, I am savoring each and every second with my girl. She is growing up so fast!!
We have so much fun together during the day, it pains me to think about the day I have to send her away....even if it is for a few hours.

I hope all of you have a blessed day and you reach all of your goals!!!


The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh said...

Great job girl! So proud of you for getting that awesome run in! I'm trying to heal up my thumb too. Frustrating.

Enjoy your time with the nugget as you teach her. She will no doubt charm the others in the play group!

Milan said...

Praying for your knee and shoulder.

I wanted to share a Chrisitian devotional site I read from every morning called last month's devotions were about RUNNING.

I thought of you!

My fit journey so closely resembles yours and I am finally getting back on track and getting rid of my excess fat.

I was within 18 pounds of reaching my goal weight of 118 when I got sick and well...gained back the weight and more due to medications.

But reading about your journey has helped me see I did it once I can certainly do it again. So far in less than a week I have gotten of 4 pounds of fat. I am once again excited to make my way back into those size 4's within a year.

Thanks for the inspiration.
God bless and keep pressing on!

Milan said...

OOPS suppose to read...So far in less than a week I have gotten rid of 4 pounds of fat!