I Will Run For Food
TC 10 Mile WK7D6

After 7 hours at the hospital yesterday, I was exhausted mentally and physically. So I made the executive decision not to run.

I did my long 10 mile run today. I don’t want to deviate from my schedule, but sometimes you don’t have another option. If I feel ok, I will skip my rest day this week to get back on track.

Long 10

Target 11:41

Actual 11:25

1:54:10

I should be a work right now. Finishing up my shift and getting mentally prepared for my 10 mile long run.

Instead I am sitting in a hospital waiting room. My dad was rushed to the ER at 2 am. It appears that he may have had some sort of stroke yesterday.

He has weakness on his left side, slurred speech and a CAT scan revealed a large hemorrhage on the right side of his brain.

They had to give him three bags of platelets before they could even start. Currently they are doing a craniotomy to relieve some of the pressure. If he survivors the surgery, he will be on a ventilator while his brain heals.

I’m going to be honest. We’re not very optimistic. His body has been on a sharp decline for a few weeks now. I’ve accepted that we have most likely reached the end, but it doesn’t make it any easier.

I want to take a moment to say thank you to this community. I have made some really amazing friends here. The first people that reached out via text were friends that I met through this blog ❤️ I love you guys.

rachaelfightsback:

katiegirlchasesinfinity:

davidsgoals:

AS the race sold out in minutes, they’ve now included a virtual option. It’s available for only the next seven (7) days.

note to self.

OH. I want that medal! So very tempted.

I already registered. I’m planning on running it in Melbourne, Australia with katiegirlchasesinfinity in September.

TC10 Mile WK7D6

Easy 6

Target pace: 12:05

Actual pace 12:02

I actually felt like I could just keep going after I finished my 6. That’s good news since I have to run 10 tomorrow. 

The hubby and I both work, so the earliest I’ll be able to start is 6pm. Not really ideal, but I don’t have another option.

TC10 Mile WK7D6

Easy 6

Target pace: 12:05

Actual pace 12:02

I actually felt like I could just keep going after I finished my 6. That’s good news since I have to run 10 tomorrow.

The hubby and I both work, so the earliest I’ll be able to start is 6pm. Not really ideal, but I don’t have another option.

TC10 mile WK7D3

Tempo 3 

Target: 10:52

Actual:
10:52
10:55
10:56

Warm 11:13
Cool 11:10

This one felt good. Nice and easy. The husband greeted me with a root beer float on the deck when I was done. I cannot remember the last time I had one of those. So good.

Five Facts About Me

Tagged by katiegirlchasesinfinity.

When I was 5 I stepped on a toothpick. We didn’t know it, but half of it broke off inside my foot. For the next year I was treated for juvenile arthritis. I would have “hot flashes” in my foot and intense pain. One day I saw something sticking out of my heel so I pulled on it. It was the toothpick. It went in my big toe and came out my heel. I was hospitalized for weeks with a staph infection. My foot stopped growing for that year. At one point it was a size and a half smaller than my left foot. Now it’s less than half a size smaller.

My dad is the youngest of 11 siblings. I am the youngest of all the grandchildren. I have first cousins that are old enough to be my parents and second cousins that are ten plus years older than me.

I have always been an incredibly light sleeper. Everything wakes me up. Lights, noises, the cats nails on the hardwood floor. It’s a good thing I didn’t marry someone who snores incessantly (insert sarcastic font here).

Scents that I absolutely love: vanilla, gasoline, campfire, my sons hair after a bath, leaves on a crisp fall day, apple cider with cinnamon.

If money were no object, I would travel constantly. There are so many places in the world that I want to visit and explore. I consider travel to be essential. How can you know what it is to be human if you always stay rooted in one place?

I feel like everyone’s already done this, so tag-yo selves.

I was tagged by Almondsofjoy to put up 6 photos of myself where I feel beautiful.

I chose these photos because I think they convey strength rather than beauty. I am a wife. I am a mother. I am an athlete. I am a woman. I am a good friend. And that is what makes me beautiful on the inside.

Beauty on the inside=confidence on the outside.

TC10 Mile WK7D2

Speed 8x600 w/400 recovery

Target: 3:36

I was too tired last night after my run to upload the data. Most of my splits were 4-6 seconds slower than they should have been. I also discovered during this run that I still hate speedwork. I know it’s essential, but I just don’t like it. Today is my one rest day of the week so that means yoga!!!!

TC10 mile Wk7D1

Easy 4

Target pace: 12:05-12:55

Actual pace: 11:57

I am still working on slowing ,myself down during my easy runs. It just feels so slow. I know I will feel differently about it in a few weeks when my legs are completely dead.

You should probably be a little jealous of my dinner. It was delicious. Fish taco bowls. Tilapia rubbed with cayenne, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper on top of brown rice, black beans, red bell pepper, red onion and corn. Garnished with avocado, lime juice and cilantro.

Now I remember why I usually take Mondays off. Little Mister woke up at 4,5 and 6:15 am. So you can imagine how alert and rested I felt at 6:30 when I needed to get up. 

I grabbed my coffee, toast, LM’s shoes, the diaper bag, my purse and we headed out the door. Which I locked behind us. This will become relevant soon. 

I have keyless entry into my car so I loaded all our stuff and then went to grab my keys out of my purse. They’re not in there!!!!

Yep totally left them in the hubby’s car last night. He is at work. We’re locked out so I can’t get to my spare. So here we sit in the driveway, eating toast, waiting for my mom to get dressed and then make the 20 minute drive here so I can get in the house for the spare. 

I have a 30 minute commute and still need to get gas. Normally I could be late and it would be fine, but I have a conference call at 8:30 and 9:15 today. 

Can I just go back to bed and start over?

Now I remember why I usually take Mondays off. Little Mister woke up at 4,5 and 6:15 am. So you can imagine how alert and rested I felt at 6:30 when I needed to get up.

I grabbed my coffee, toast, LM’s shoes, the diaper bag, my purse and we headed out the door. Which I locked behind us. This will become relevant soon.

I have keyless entry into my car so I loaded all our stuff and then went to grab my keys out of my purse. They’re not in there!!!!

Yep totally left them in the hubby’s car last night. He is at work. We’re locked out so I can’t get to my spare. So here we sit in the driveway, eating toast, waiting for my mom to get dressed and then make the 20 minute drive here so I can get in the house for the spare.

I have a 30 minute commute and still need to get gas. Normally I could be late and it would be fine, but I have a conference call at 8:30 and 9:15 today.

Can I just go back to bed and start over?

TC10 mile WK6D6

Easy 9 
Target pace: 12:05-12:55
Actual pace: 12:05

Well it wasn’t pretty. I felt sick to my stomach the entire time, but it’s done.

I just completed my first 35 mile week in a very, very long time. I also made it into the top ten on my dailymile leaderboard for the first time in at least a year.

We also learned tonight that Little Mister likes sushi. I’m not surprised. That kid really will eat anything. I can only hope that his love of variety doesn’t disappear as he gets older.

Poor Life Choices

Soooo, I was supposed to get up at 5am to run 9 miles this morning before work. I chose to sleep instead.

I promised my husband a sushi date tonight. I work until 5pm. Soooo, I will now be running those 9 miles on a belly full of rice and fish.

It will be fine, right?!

TC10 Mile WK6D5

Easy 5
Target pace: 12:05-12:55
Actual pace: 11:25

12:10
12:11
11:12
10:43
10:46

I had to do this one on the treadmill while my son was napping. I actually ran a consistent pace the entire time, but my footpod was off. According to the mill, I actually ran closer to 5.2 miles.

I didnt realize that hansons had a 10k plan. is it in the book? i'm not ready for a full marathon but id like to give the hanson plan a try maybe.
Anonymous

As far as I know, Hanson’s only has full and half marathon plans. I am using their half marathon plan to train for a 10 mile race at the beginning of October and a half marathon two weeks later.

The half marathon plan is not included in the marathon book. You will have to buy it separately. Or have friends who already own it that will send you an excel spreadsheet of the workouts ;)

TC10 MILE WK6D4

Easy 4 
Target pace: 12:05-12:55
Actual pace: 12:14

Mile 1 12:17
Mile 2 12:07
Mile 3 12:21
Mile 4 12:10

Surprisingly my legs are still feeling pretty good. However, the ravenous hunger that comes with training has returned. So today’s mission? Not eating everything I can get my hands on. 

On a totally separate note, we just booked our tickets to Australia in September. Katie I’m coming to you!!!!

TC10 MILE WK6D4

Easy 4 
Target pace: 12:05-12:55
Actual pace: 12:14

Mile 1 12:17
Mile 2 12:07
Mile 3 12:21
Mile 4 12:10

Surprisingly my legs are still feeling pretty good. However, the ravenous hunger that comes with training has returned. So today’s mission? Not eating everything I can get my hands on.

On a totally separate note, we just booked our tickets to Australia in September. Katie I’m coming to you!!!!