This is it..

8 Aug

This is it people. This is the week. The week of the Chicago Rock n Roll Half Marathon.


The week I bring home my baby!!

Last week was pretty crazy with moving new apartments and this week doesn’t look any better.

  • Mon-Thurs: Work work work and buy puppy supplies
  • Friday: 6am drive 5 hours to Michigan, get puppy, drive home
  • Saturday: Get race packet, go to Lil Wayne concert
  • Sunday 4:45 am- get up for Half Marathon- 6:30 race starts
Anyone else think I might be a little worn out by the end of this? Clearly this was not my ideal way to spend the weekend before a race but sometimes life happens, what are ya going to do?
At least my last week of training went well:
  • Sunday: Rest day (but really-move boxes and make legs extrememly sore)
  • Monday: 3 miles
  • Tuesday: Rest/Unpack (add sore back to sore legs)
  • Wednesday: 4 miles
  • Thursday: Rest/easy 30 min walk
  • Friday: 5 tempo ish miles
  • Saturday: 8 miles 1:13.05
I was able to get my last long run in first thing Saturday morning. It felt pretty good and I did my run/walk intervals for an average pace of 9:08. Let’s hope come race day I can hold onto that pace for 5 miles.Any advice on bringing home a puppy?

8 Responses to “This is it..”

  1. Girl In The Pink August 8, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    So cute!!

    When I brought my puppy home I crate trained him – I had him sleep in the crate at night (which was so hard!!) and then put him in the crate within a couple minutes of him eating/drinking and then took him out to the bathroom about 20 minutes later.

    Also, my dog LOVES people and I think it has to do with his breed but also the fact I took him everywhere when he was a puppy and he was always around people {kids, adults, babies} and he was around lots of other dogs/cats.

  2. Sarah S @RunningOnWords August 8, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    Wow, what a week! Good luck with your race! My only puppy advice would be to skip puppy pads. It teaches them to pee inside the house and often they half miss the pad and get some on the carpet.

  3. Mom August 8, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    And don’t foget your mommy is coming to town to greet your new little one and get that new apt into tip top decorative shape, and of course CHEER YOU ON in your second half :o))

    So as hard is it may be just RELAX and REVEL in the JOY of the experience.. Everything will fall in to place exactly as you want it to ❤

  4. movesnmunchies August 8, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    u wil kick ash!

  5. katshealthcorner August 8, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    Good luck on your Half-Marathon! 🙂

  6. gabriella @ embracement August 8, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    Good luck on the half! My advice for the puppy is start potty training asap. Even if it means you have to change your schedule around to take the puppy out, once they start going in the house they won’t stop because their scent will be there. It’s time consuming, but totally worth it in the long run! Also socialize a lot with other dogs and people.

  7. Amy @ Second City Randomness August 9, 2011 at 7:13 am #

    Lil’ Wayne! He’s my favorite rapper- hands down.

  8. Heisler August 9, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    Good luck on your half!!! I’m sure it’ll be great. I hope this cooler weather holds for you!! Looking forward to reading about your puppy in “Spoonfulls” to come. Nineteen day until the Chicago triathlon! Hope to see you ladies somehow that weekend!

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