2018 Princess Half Marathon Weekend Costumes

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As most runDisney fans know, one of the many exciting aspects of any race weekend at Disney is having an excuse to dress up during the races.  I started thinking about costume ideas almost immediately after registering last Spring, and I’m incredibly excited about what I’ll be wearing this weekend during the 10k and half marathon.

For the 10k on Saturday I’ll be dressed up as Cinderella.  I came across the “Will Run for Bling” shirt sometime last fall while searching through sale items on the Disney Store website.  Upon its arrival, I knew that pairing it with a silver Sparkle Athletic skirt and a silver Sparkly Soul headband would make the perfect costume, especially since the Princess weekend challenge for the past four years was named the Glass Slipper Challenge (this year it has been renamed to the Fairy Tale Challenge).

For the half marathon on Sunday I’ll be dressed up as Snow White.  For several months, Kathleen and I speculated that the theme for this year’s Princess Half Marathon would be Snow White since the movie premiered 80 years ago back in December.  When runDisney confirmed that the theme was in fact Snow White, I went straight to work on putting my race outfit together, which is made up of a blue tank from Road Runner Sports that I already owned and the same yellow Sparkle Athletic skirt that I wore for the Wine and Dine 10k in November 2016.  The only new piece of this costume that I had to order was a red bow headband from Sweaty Bands.  Given that the current weather forecast is calling for it to be a hot and humid weekend, I’m very glad that I put together a warm weather friendly outfit.

I’m excited to fly down to Orlando tomorrow evening and to kick off the Princess weekend fun at the expo Friday morning.  Feel free to follow along with the race weekend fun all weekend on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

QOTD: Who is your favorite Disney princess?

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Princess Half Marathon Training Log – Week 9

After finishing my last double digit training run last Sunday, it was nice to have a lower intensity training schedule this past week, especially since I started the week off not feeling well and needing to take some extra rest days.  As the week went on I started to put my packing list together, and yesterday afternoon starting putting the first couple of things aside to eventually put into my suitcase.

Monday, February 12th

Monday afternoon after school I had a chiropractor appointment, and by the time I arrived home just prior to dinner I was incredibly run down.  I was very worried that it was the start of me getting sick, but thankfully I felt a tad better the next morning.  I wasn’t feeling 100% better, but well enough to still go to work.

Tuesday, February 13th

Since I still wasn’t feeling completely myself by the time I arrived home from school I decided that spending another afternoon and evening resting was a better option than trying to push myself to exercise.  With me heading down to Disney Thursday evening for Princess weekend, I did not have time to risk getting sick.

Wednesday, February 14th

I felt much better by Wednesday morning, and after school on Wednesday headed straight to the gym.  I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears when I walked into the locker room around 4:30 to change my clothes.  The news was on the TV in the locker room, and the coverage of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was getting underway.  I was in shock, and decided to dedicate my workout that evening to all those affected by the shooting.  That evening I spent 35 minutes on the elliptical followed by 30 minutes of full body weight training.

Thursday, February 15th

I finally went for my first run of the week on Thursday.  My legs were very heavy after Wednesday’s workout.  Even though my run was very slow going, I was ecstatic that it was in the 70s and that I was able to run in shorts and short sleeves in mid-February.  I ended my run with a mile walk, which I ended at daycare.  Preston pulled into the parking lot there just before I arrived.  I was very excited to see my boys at the end of a physically challenging run.

I always love getting hugs and kisses from my little man. They are great anytime of the day, including as a post-run reward.

Friday, February 16th

Preston and I decided to go out for a belated Valentine’s Day dinner, and in order to celebrate I opted to take a rest day.  We had a very early sushi dinner before picking up little man from daycare.

Saturday, February 17th

On Saturday there was snow and sleet in the forecast for the afternoon, so I knew that in order to avoid running on the treadmill that I needed to push myself out the door in the morning for my long run.  We’ve had some very lazy weekend mornings at our house recently, so pushing myself to get out the door was much easier said than done.  Thankfully, I only had 6 miles on tap for my last long run before next weekend’s races, and I got to enjoy running in the beautiful sunshine before the weather turned only a couple of hours later.  After my run I walked another 1.19 miles.

6 cold miles for my last long run for Princess Half Marathon training

Sunday, February 18th

Sunday afternoon’s weather was the complete opposite of Saturday afternoon’s.  It was 50 degrees and the sun was shining brightly when little man woke up from his nap, so the entire family headed outside for a 2.75 mile walk.

All four of us enjoyed our family walk yesterday afternoon.

Total Weekly Mileage – 16.99 miles (14.58 miles less than week 8)

Total Princess Half Marathon Mileage – 192.30 miles

QOTD: Has the weather in your area been on just as much of a roller coaster ride as our weather here in Northern Virginia?

I’m linking up with Holly from HoHo Runs and Wendy from Taking the Long Way Home for the Weekly Wrap link up.  Be sure to check out their posts as well.

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What I’m Looking Forward to About Princess Half Marathon Weekend

One week from today, I will be waking up at the most magical place on Earth!  The countdown is on to when I fly down next Thursday evening to Disney for a fun girls’ weekend.

There are so many reasons why I’m excited about my next race weekend, including:

1.  Next Sunday I will run my 15th half marathon.  After having run my 1st half marathon at Disney World in January 2014, and then my 10th half there in November 2016, I’m incredibly excited about running another milestone race at the place where my running journey first began.

Crossing the finish lines of my 1st and 10th half marathons

2.  I usually go into races with very specific time goals in mind, but next weekend I’ll be running both races with the only goal to be to have fun on the courses.  Kathleen and I will run both races together, and plan to stop for character pictures and fully enjoy the Disney race experience.

During the 2016 Wine and Dine 10k
Photo Credit: Disney World PhotoPass

3.  I am very much in need of a brief break from the stress of the normal routine here at home.  Although there have been some moments this past week when I’ve felt a tiny bit of Mommy guilt about the idea of leaving my boys behind here at home, I know that the short getaway will allow me to return home to them recharged and excited to see them.

4.  The warm weather is calling my name!  I’ve started stalking the weather forecast, and as of now its looking like it’ll be warm and sunny each day of race weekend.  I’m excited to pack a suitcase with shorts and tank tops to wear at the parks.

I’m so excited about the current forecast for next weekend!

5.  Since we’ll be at Disney, I’m looking forward to all things Disney.  This will be a very quick trip (I fly down Thursday night after work and then fly home Sunday afternoon after the half marathon), but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any fun to be had while there.  I’m excited to enjoy the short amount of time that I have at the parks and savor some Disney food and drinks.

QOTD: What are you most looking forward to about your next race weekend?

I’m linking up for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup.  Many thanks to the wonderful ladies at Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy for hosting!

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Princess Half Marathon Training Log – Week 8

Despite having a sick toddler at the end of the week, I was able to successfully get in all of my workouts last week.  While it took a bit of flexibility, I am so glad that I persevered and completed all of my planned runs, cross training, and strength training during my peak mileage week of training.

Monday, February 5th

I started the week off with a very strong run.  It was one of those when I felt strong from start to finish.  I managed to negative split while running on the treadmill, and ran my 4 miles at a sub 10 minute pace.  I’ve been frustrated lately that my pace hasn’t been where it was a year ago, but its runs like the one that I completed on Monday that make me hopeful that with more persistence, dedication, hard work, and patience that I’ll be able to overcome the unwanted weight gain that I experienced in late 2017 due to some health challenges, and eventually get back to being the runner that I want to be.

Hopefully more strong runs like Monday’s run are in my near future.

After my run I completed a one mile cool down walk and finished my afternoon at the gym with 10 minutes on the stair master.

Tuesday, February 6th

Just like on Monday, I headed to the gym immediately from school and spent 30 minutes on the elliptical followed by 35 minutes of full body weight training.

Wednesday, February 7th

Since I had a doctor’s appointment after school, Wednesday was my first planned rest day of the week.

Thursday, February 8th

Even though I had put my gym bag in the car when I left for work in the morning, I decided as I walked to my car after school that the weather was cooperative enough for me to run outside.  So instead of going to the gym like I had originally planned I headed home instead to change into warmer running clothes than what I had packed that morning.  Thursday’s run was one of those when I thoroughly enjoyed being outside and running, and I didn’t want my run to end, but I had Mommy and wife responsibilities to tend to back at home and couldn’t just run all evening.

I felt a bit like Forrest Gump on Thursday and just wanted to keep on running.

Friday, February 9th

Friday evening was a rough one at our house.  Little man was very sick, he and I each had to take multiple baths/showers, and we wound up with a lot of dirty laundry.  Seeing my baby sick is always so hard!

Saturday, February 10th

After a very rough night that involved getting up several times with little man, our entire family was exhausted by the time Saturday morning rolled around.  Even though I had a run on the agenda for the day, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to push through my run without taking a short nap while little man napped.  It poured all day long, and I wound up not making it to the gym for my run until after 5 p.m.  But I still got my planned 5 mile run in.  Better late than never!  My husband was even kind enough to support me staying at the gym after my run, and I was able to do 30 minutes of lower body and abdominal weight training.

I’m so thankful that I was still able to get to the gym on Saturday, despite the fact that little man was sick.

Sunday, February 11th

I had 13.1 miles on tap for my last double digit run before the half marathon in two weeks, but it was still pouring rain during most of the day on Sunday.  Thus, it was back to the gym to complete my long run on the treadmill.  Even though I started off at an easy pace, the last third of my run was very mentally and physically challenging.  I was incredibly happy when I finished my run, and walked an additional mile afterwards to stretch my legs out.

Now that my last double digit training run is done, the countdown to Princess Half Marathon weekend is on! Two weeks from yesterday I’ll earn my 15th half marathon medal!!!

Total Weekly Mileage – 31.57 miles (13.21 miles more than week 7)

Total Princess Half Marathon Mileage – 175.31 miles

QOTD: Would you rather run a half marathon in the pouring rain or on the treadmill?

I’m linking up with Holly from HoHo Runs and Wendy from Taking the Long Way Home for the Weekly Wrap link up.  Be sure to check out their posts as well.

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Princess Half Marathon Playlist

With two and a half weeks to go until Princess Half Marathon weekend at Disney World, I’ve started to think about what music I’d like to listen to during the two races that I’ll be running that weekend.  When I run I usually run to a mix of pump up jams, but I thought that it would be fun to mix things up for my next race weekend and put together a playlist of upbeat Disney music.

Some of the songs that I’m planning to include on my Princess Half Marathon playlist include:

“Friend Like Me” from Aladdin

“Go the Distance” from Hercules

“Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King

“I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” from The Lion King

“Let it Go” from Frozen

“Life is a Highway” from Cars

“Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid

“Zero to Hero” from Hercules

QOTD: What upbeat Disney songs should I add to my playlist?

Thanks to JanelleKim, and Steff for hosting the Tunes Tuesday linkup.  Be sure to check out their posts as well.

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Princess Half Marathon Training Log – Week 7

After dealing with the onset of my groin pain two weeks ago, and then taking it easy and not pushing my luck too much with lower body exercises a week ago, this past week was the first time since my pain first started when I felt like I was able to have a “normal” week of training.  It felt great to really focus on lower body weight and strength training again, especially since its my lower body where I’m carrying the majority of the extra weight that I’m trying to lose this year.

Monday, January 29th

Unfortunately, the week didn’t start off great when it came to my training.  I had a dentist appointment after work, after which I sat in absolutely horrible traffic during my drive home.  We’re talking standstill traffic on the interstate.  By the time I got home at almost 6:00 p.m. all I wanted to do was cuddle on the couch with my little man, which was what I elected to do instead of trying to force myself to do an at home strength training workout.

Tuesday, January 30th

When it came to my motivation, Tuesday was much better than Monday was.  After work I immediately headed to the gym, where I ran a 5k followed by doing 30 minutes of full body weight training.

After beautiful weather the previous week, I was disappointed to see the return of cold winter weather, which also meant a return to the treadmill for me.

Wednesday, January 31st

I closed out January with almost a complete repeat of Monday after work.  The only difference was that I went to the chiropractor instead of the dentist.

Thursday, February 1st

After not completely reaching all of my January goals I was very eager to get the new month started on a positive note.  I ran four mentally and physically strong miles that evening.

4 strong miles to kick off the new month!

Friday, February 2nd

My enthusiasm for getting the month off to a great start carried over into the second day of February.  After work I headed to the gym, where between the elliptical and weight training I spent 85 minutes working out.  I cannot remember the last time that I spent that long working out on a weekday!  It felt so good!

Saturday, February 3rd

Even though it was quite cold again on Saturday, and that would normally send me straight to the gym run on the treadmill, I couldn’t bear to do another long run inside.  So instead I bundled up and braved the 23 degree wind chill.  Between the cold, on an off strong winds, and my tired legs from the previous day’s workout, my long run was anything but easy.  But I didn’t give up, took a couple of extra walk breaks when needed, and still completed all 6.2 miles that were on my training plan.

Don’t let that sunny blue sky fool you, it was quite cold on Saturday. The wind chill was 23 degrees when I started my run. But since I couldn’t bear to do another long run on the treadmill, I braved the cold and refused to give up, even during the last two miles when my legs were super cold and stiff.

Sunday, February 4th

Although I didn’t work out, I was quite busy in the kitchen chopping veggies for both the Super Bowl party that we went to as well as a little meal prep for the week.

Total Weekly Mileage – 18.36 miles (8.34 miles less than week 6)

Total Princess Half Marathon Mileage – 143.74 miles

QOTD: Has the weather in your area been just as much of a roller coaster recently as ours in Northern Virginia has been?

I’m linking up with Holly from HoHo Runs and Wendy from Taking the Long Way Home for the Weekly Wrap link up.  Be sure to check out their posts as well.

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February 2018 Goals

Like most people, I was very motivated to get the new year started off on the right foot.  I set ambitious goals for myself for both January and the entire year.  And despite a set back mid-month when I dealt with some groin pain, I did really well with staying on track with my January goals.

1.  Log at least 100 miles.

Grade: A-

My January mileage total was 92.2 miles, just 7.8 miles short of my goal.  In the past, I’d be kicking myself for coming so close to meeting my goal but not reaching it completely, but I’m allowing myself some grace since I wound up needing to skip a couple of workouts in favor of extra rest for my groin.  The 92.2 miles that I logged last month puts me 7.6% of the way towards reaching my 1,200 mile goal for 2018.

2.  Work out at least five days per week.

Grade: A-

I met my goal every week in January, with the exception of one week when I was dealing with the groin pain.  Again, I’m trying to not be hard on myself about this since I needed to listen to my body and give it the extra rest that it needed.

3.  Weight train at least two days per week.

Grade: A-

Just like with my second goal, I met my weight training goal every week except for one, though I did do an extra strength training session that week, it just wasn’t with weights.

4.  Lose at least 2 pounds.

Grade: A

Even though the month was a bit of a roller coaster in terms of my weight loss (by mid-month I had lost three pounds, but then gained most of it back and lost some again), I ended the month exactly two pounds lighter than I started the month at.  Success!

It also always feels good when you feel better wearing a certain piece of clothing that was previously tight on you.  I had the exact feeling earlier in the month when I wore a dress to work that when I wore it back in December I was far from happy how I looked in it.

5.  Cook in larger quantities.

Grade: C

Each week last month I did cook at least one larger meal each week, which resulted in some leftovers but not enough to last the entire week.  My family also ate out or had take out only a handful of times in January.  Although I wound up taking far fewer frozen entrees to work for lunch last month (even though they are far from the healthiest option the convenience factor cannot be beat), I still have some progress to make.

Overall, January was a very successful month and I’m optimistic that the same motivation that I had last month will carry over into this month.

1.  Log at least 100 miles.

Since I fell just a tad short of my mileage goal last month I want to go for it again this month.  Even though February is the shortest month of the year, I still want to see what I’m able to push myself to accomplish.  I do have two double digit runs on the calendar for the month (my last long run for Princess Half training will be next weekend, and then the half marathon is at the end of the month), which will greatly assist me in reaching my mileage goal.

2.  Work out at least five days per week.

Even though I already met this goal last month, I want to continue moving forward with my weight loss, which means I need to continue to remain very active.  February is historically a roller coaster month when it comes to the weather, and the weather always affects my motivation for working out.  So hopefully by having this goal I’ll remain motivated to keep moving regardless of what the weather is like outside.

3.  Weight train at least two days per week.

Since I didn’t 100% meet this goal last month I want to go for it again this month.

4.  Lose at least 2 more pounds.

Even though I know that February will be more challenging than January was in terms of weight loss, I want to continue moving forward.  In addition to having several social events on the calendar this month, I will also be away at Disney World at the end of the month.  There will be lots of tempting opportunities to get off track, but I need to stay focused if I want to be successful.

5.  Don’t overindulge at Disney.

I am now just under three weeks away from a fun girls’ weekend at Disney World for Princess Half Marathon weekend.  Just because I’m away doesn’t mean that I can let all of my goals go out the window though.  Yes, I want to enjoy a couple of treats while I’m there, but I also don’t want to completely undo all of the progress that I’ve already made with my weight loss.  The last thing that I want to do is return home and feel like I’m starting all over again.

QOTD: What are your goals for February?

I’m linking up for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup.  Many thanks to the wonderful ladies at Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy for hosting!

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Princess Half Marathon Training Log – Week 6

After a difficult and very painful week of dealing with unexplained groin pain, I took my chiropractor’s advice to heart this past week and avoided lower body strength training for the majority of the week.  When I saw her on Monday, she said that my alignment was definitely off and agreed with my assumption that I had pulled a muscle.  She suggested that I do four things: extra stretching, continue to take extra rest, not push my running pace too much, and lay off of any lower body weights for the week.  So that’s exactly what I did last week.

Monday, January 22nd

I started the week off with my first visit of the week to the chiropractor.  Since I was in a bit of pain when I got home I took the day off from working out.

Tuesday, January 23rd

There were so many reasons to smile after Tuesday evening’s run: the weather was absolutely gorgeous for late January (sunny and in the low 60s), it was my first run in new running shoes, and I completed the run pain free!  All reasons to celebrate!  Post run I did 20 minutes of upper body and abdominal strength training.

Beautiful weather, new shoes, and no groin pain made for an absolutely wonderful run!

Wednesday, January 24th

After work I headed straight for the gym where I spent 40 minutes on the elliptical followed by 20 minutes of upper body and abdominal weight training.

Thursday, January 25th

Thursday evening’s run was one of those that reminded me why I hate winter running.  The cold air got the best of me during my run and I was never able to get into a good running rhythm.  I wound up taking extra walks and ended my run disappointed in my performance.

Who else agrees that winter running sucks?

Friday, January 26th

With it being the end of the semester students were off from school and I had a teacher workday to work on grading.  I kicked off the day with my second visit of the week to the chiropractor.  Even though I had gone the majority of the week in much less pain than the week prior, there were still moments when I felt some pain.  After my appointment I spent a long day at school grading papers.

When I arrived home I received an exciting text from Kathleen: that our Magic Bands had arrived at our house!  That means that our girls’ weekend at Disney World for Princess is right around the corner!

Yay for Magic Bands!!!

Saturday, January 27th

I had originally planned on doing another set of back-to-back runs this past weekend to help prepare me for the Fairy Tale Challenge, but since Saturday was an absolutely gorgeous day and it was supposed to rain all day on Sunday (which it did), I opted to scrap the shorter run and move my long run to Saturday.  I’m so glad that I did.  Despite the high wind, it was 62 degrees when I started my run.  It felt amazing to run in short sleeves at the end of January.  Despite the fact that I spent much of the last 6.5 miles of my 11.5 mile run running into 20+ mph wind (sometimes uphill and into the wind), the sun and warm temperature made for a really enjoyable long run.

You couldn’t wipe the smile off of my face after being able to do a long run in short sleeves in January!

Sunday, January 28th

I ended the week at the gym with a late Sunday afternoon sweat session.  I spent 35 minutes on the elliptical and then did lower body strength training for the first time in a week.  I took my chiropractor’s suggestion to heart and did less weight than I usually do, but even after 30 minutes of lower body and abdominal weights I left the gym pain free!

Total Weekly Mileage – 26.70 miles (8.99 miles more than week 5)

Total Princess Half Marathon Mileage – 125.38 miles

QOTD: Do you prefer being hot or cold when you run?  I’m all for summer running!

I’m linking up with Holly from HoHo Runs and Wendy from Taking the Long Way Home for the Weekly Wrap link up.  Be sure to check out their posts as well.

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Medal Mode Review

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary medal display from Medal Mode.  No other compensation was or will be received (unless you use the affiliate link below to order your own display).  As always, all opinions are my own.

Like many runners, I look forward to proudly displaying my medal post race, especially after milestone races.  Several years ago, my husband and I put together our medal display wall in our office, which includes a couple of medal racks for our medals, and a special one on which his medals from the 2014 Dopey Challenge and my medal from my first half marathon are able to be highlighted and standout from the rest of our medals.  Even before crossing the Chicago Marathon finish line back in October, I knew that I’d want a special way to showcase my first marathon medal.  Enter Medal Mode, a small family owned and operated business in Wisconsin.

My display arrived in three pieces, including two special edition end caps for the Chicago Marathon.  The display was incredibly easy to assemble thanks to the “how to assemble” video available on their website.

With each Medal Mode display you have the option of either hanging it on the wall or leaving it as a free standing medal display.  In addition to the assembly video, several other how to videos are available on their website, including how to wrap your medal(s) onto the display, how to hang the display on the wall, and how to change the end caps on your display should you want to switch them out.

2017 Chicago Marathon End Cap

Displays are available in multiple sizes (for 1 to 25 medals, priced from $14.99 to $34.99).  A variety of end caps are available as well.  Everything from solid color end caps to special edition race specific end caps are options available for purchase.  Race distances are also options for the end caps.

Want to give Medal Mode a try for yourself?  Don’t hesitate to head over to their website and check out all of the available options and ways that you can create your own special medal display.

QOTD: What’s your one special race medal that you want to display separately from the rest of your medals?

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Princess Half Marathon Training Log – Week 5

This past week was quite a roller coaster, both physically and emotionally.  Living in the D.C. area, there was the obvious emotional roller coaster associated with the uncertainty of whether a government shutdown would happen, and now we’re facing the first weekday of the shutdown.  Physically, I dealt with some unexplained lower body pain during the second half of the week.  I don’t want to say for certain until I visit my chiropractor this afternoon, but I’m thinking that I pulled a muscle in my groin.

Needless to say, last week was not that week that I had hoped for.

Monday, January 15th

I kicked off the week with a gym session, where I spent 35 minutes on the elliptical followed by 30 minutes of full body weight training.

Tuesday, January 16th

I had to talk myself into going for my first run of the week.  It was one of those days when I really didn’t want to run, and would have rather curled up on the couch when I got home from work.  But I resisted the temptation and was so glad that I did in fact go for my run.

Wednesday, January 17th

My groin pain didn’t start until almost the end of the school day, but by the time I left school I was in so much pain that I could barely walk.  I cannot pinpoint an exact moment when the pain started, or if I did something specific to cause the pain.  The only thing that I can think of that would have possibly caused it to start on Wednesday would have been slipping on the strap of a student’s backpack and rushing to catch myself.  Needless to say, the pain was so bad that I struggled to walk around Target after work.

Thursday, January 18th

After a painful Wednesday afternoon and evening I woke up Thursday morning to find that the pain had gone away.  I didn’t have to deal with any pain until the last hour or so of the school day, but since the pain came back I opted to skip my run that evening.

Friday, January 19th

Although the pain didn’t come back at all on Friday, I decided that instead of trying to make up my missed workout that I’d rest again in hopes of still being able to complete my long run the next day.

Saturday, January 20th

Another day of no pain, so I decided that I would still complete my planned long run.  Although my energy and endurance diminished during the second half of my run, I didn’t experience any pain and was able to run all 6.2 miles that I had on my training calendar.

Yay for a beautiful morning for a long run!

Sunday, January 21st

Since it hit 62 degrees Sunday afternoon, we took advantage of the beautiful weather and went for a 3.49 mile family walk.  We all enjoyed the time that we got to spend outside on a very unusually warm January afternoon.

The entire family was so happy to be able to get outside for an afternoon walk.

Sunday evening I did 25 minutes of lower body and abdominal strength training.  Unfortunately during the last couple of minutes of my workout I started to experience some groin pain again, though it was nothing like what I had experienced earlier in the week.

Total Weekly Mileage – 17.71 miles (8.00 miles less than week 4)

Total Princess Half Marathon Mileage – 98.68 miles

QOTD: How do you mentally and physically deal with unexplained pain?

I’m linking up with Holly from HoHo Runs and Wendy from Taking the Long Way Home for the Weekly Wrap link up.  Be sure to check out their posts as well.

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