That is the question of the day my friends, does candy = carbs? If you say yes I you will immediately become my bestie
Thanks to Carrie, Danielle, and Kimberley for sending me good wishes for my test run today.. It went AWESOME! I did 4 miles in a little over 34 minutes which is WAY faster then I planned on. I think either A. my garmin messed up or B. I was too busy focusing on how IT band felt the whole time to realize I was going too fast. Either way I am a happy camper because I didn’t have any pain what so ever. I came home and ice my shins and IT band, can’t be too cautious. I have been foam rolling a few times a day as well so I plan on keeping that up.
My dad called me tonight to tell me about all the carbs my sister and him were having in preparation of the race. I ate a salad for dinner (which I never do!) so I am thinking I should have some carbs. Easter candy = carbs right? Because I have A LOT!
Mmm jelly beans and chocolate
Goals for the rest of the week: Eat well balanced meals, drink LOTS of water, and get at least 8 hours of sleep. I am off to cheer on my Chi-town teams, GO BULLS and GO BLACKHAWKS!
What advice would you give someone about to run their first half marathon?
What do you think I should do running wise this week?
I have been told an easy 3-4 tomorrow then 1-2 Friday with strides. Lots of different opinions though
Yep that’s right folks, only one more week until the big half marathon! Well technically 4 days…ahh I am getting nervous. To recap last week:
- Sunday: 5 mile walk
- Monday: 5 miles easy
- Tuesday: 5 x 800′s- 5 miles total
- Wednesday: Rest
- Thursday: 20 minute ab video
- Friday: 5 miles fast- IT band issues
- Saturday: Off
Weekly Total: 15 miles
Monthly Mileage so far: 58.85
I think this is interesting because there is no way I am going to hit 90 miles this month which is what I ran last month. I assumed the last month of training would be the biggest but between boot camp, a really sore 12 miler, and now a small injury I will probably end up around 80 miles this month.
I am about to go test out running after a 3 day hiatus so I will be back later tonight with an update. Think happy pain free thoughts
Welcome back to reality! I had an amazing 3 day weekend celebrating Easter with my family but now it is back to the daily grind. Good thing I have my big race to look forward to on Saturday! Thank you to everyone who gave me great IT band advice..I am taking one more non-running day today and will test it out tomorrow.
In order to truly understand the crazyness that is smash-family holidays you must realize that I come from a VERY big family and we are all close. We had a bridal shower and party on Saturday night which my mom counted over 80 people between the two, and Sunday there was probably at least 60 people at my Grandmas. For the most part we are all related! I am the 3rd oldest of 29 grandchildren so it is a lot of fun.
We started Saturday off with a bridal shower for my cousin Molly. She is the first cousin to get married so it is pretty exciting.
The beautiful bride to be
The shower was held at my house so my sisters and I did a lot to help my mom get ready and prepare.
My mom and I
My sisters and I
We had a TON of food, two different kinds of pasta salads, fruit and veggie trays, and of course cake!
It was all delicious and a really fun shower. I can’t wait for the wedding! Saturday night we had a huge party for family and a few friends and then Sunday we got up, went to the longest mass ever, and went to my Grandmas for the day.
The massive spread of food at my Grandmas
Overall I’d say it was a very successful Easter. I was sad to leave my family but I will be going home for my race next weekend so I will see them in less than a week!
How was your Easter Weekend?
Do you have a big family?