My Goals for Monday’s Ringing in Hope 10k

After registering for the Princess Half Marathon and Glass Slipper Challenge, which I will be running in February, I knew that I wanted to attempt at least once to improve my 10k personal record.  Because runDisney allows for runners to submit a 10k race time as proof of time for corral placement, my main goal is to PR at Monday’s race.  I ran this race last year, and my current 10k PR was set at last year’s race (which is 1:01:01, 9:50 pace).  Having run this race just a year ago, I am familiar with the course, and hope that will work to my advantage on Monday.

Running towards the finish line at last year’s Ringing in Hope 10k
Photo Credit: PR Races

Since I have only been running twice a week for the past month, I am a bit uncertain as to how Monday’s race will go.  I am optimistic that I will be able to run a strong race, given that I have felt strong during the majority of my runs over the past month.  However, I haven’t been “in training” for a specific race, so I am also trying to be realistic about how Monday’s race could go.

As usual, I have set three goals for myself:

Goal A – Finish the race in under 1:00:27 (9:45 pace)

Goal B – Finish the race in under 1:00:58 (9:50 pace)

Goal C – Finish the race in under 1:02:00 (10:00 pace)

Hopefully the weather will cooperate and that it won’t be overly humid for Monday’s race.  After having several days of 90 degree weather last year, we’ve been facing much cooler temperatures and have had lots of rain over the past couple of days.  Its still a bit too early to rely too heavily on the current forecast, but you can bet that with each day that passes that I’ll be checking the weather more frequently in hopes of a favorable race day forecast.

QOTD: How much does the weather affect your race day performance?

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Friday Five – Current Countdowns

May is always exciting for so many reasons.  Not only does it mean that the end of the school year is in sight, but it also means that summer is right around the corner.  As usual, our summer is going to be quite busy and filled with lots of activities.  Some of my current countdowns include:

1.  1 day until my dad arrives.  My dad will be here for a week, starting tomorrow.  We’re excited to have him stay with us while he’s here meeting with clients.  I have no doubt that he’ll be amazed by how much little man has grown since we last saw him.

2.  15 days until ZOOMA Annapolis.  I ran ZOOMA last June, and I cannot wait to run the half marathon again this year.  With marathon training right around the corner, I will be running this race “for fun” and will be focused on enjoying the course and the race itself instead of obsessing about my pace and crossing the finish line in a certain time.  (Want to join myself and many other wonderful ladies at ZOOMA Annapolis this year?  There’s still time to register, and you can save 10% by using discount code KATHRYN2017.)

After crossing the finish line at ZOOMA Annapolis last June

3.  17 days until marathon training starts.  Although I’ve been enjoying my break from training, I’m eagerly anticipating the start of marathon training.  I’m excited, nervous, and scared about training for my first marathon, which I am told are all normal feelings to have just before starting training.  I am more than ready to start my journey towards running the Chicago Marathon!

4.  38 days until the last day of school.  Yes, we don’t end our school year until the last week of June.  I am quite jealous of those of you in other areas of the country that are about to start summer break.

5.  72 days until Preston and I celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary.  Its hard to believe that its already been six years since we said “I do” to each other!

Photo Credit: Mark Romine Photography

QOTD: What are you looking forward to this summer?

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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The Emotional Roller Coaster of Losing Weight

Loosing weight is far from easy.  It takes determination, focus, sacrifice, and lots of hard work.

One of my May goals is to loose four pounds.  In the past, when I have sought to shed a couple of pounds, it has come off pretty easily.  I’ve made the decision, followed through on the changes, and I’ve seen success.  This time is a completely different story.

I made the decision to shed a couple of pounds after noticing that some of my clothes were getting tight.  There were a couple of pairs of shorts that I had hoped to wear in Florida last month that were just a tad too tight.  A couple of my pairs of pants for work have gotten a bit snug for comfort.  Its not that my clothes don’t fit anymore, some of them are just tight and I’m not happy with how I look in them.

This time around of trying to loose a few pounds is far different than any other time.  Other than last year when I was focused on getting my pre-pregnancy body back, this is the first time that I’ve sought to loose weight as a mother.  I was breastfeeding during my postpartum fitness journey, and consider myself one of the lucky ones where breastfeeding helped me to quickly shed the weight.  In fact, there were some points when I thought that I might have lost too much weight, and no matter how much I ate, I couldn’t seem to keep my milk supply up and keep weight on me.  A year later, I’m experiencing the opposite.

No matter how much time I try to find for exercising, or how closely I watch what I eat, the scale is just not budging.  I know that circumstances are different this time around than in the past.  Loosing weight for my wedding was a much easier task, and I think that I’m spending too much time and effort comparing this time around to then.  I have a child now, my job is more stressful now than it was then, and I have a house to maintain.  Six years ago I didn’t have a child, I was not teaching advanced placement classes, and I lived in an apartment.  I know that my body also went through a lot of changes both with pregnancy and then post pregnancy, and that I shouldn’t be comparing my current journey to then, but it is hard not to.

I also need to keep reminding myself that muscle weighs more than fat does, and I know that I’ve gained muscle over the past two weeks.  Since my last half marathon I’ve started spending more time than I previously did on weight and strength training.  I’ve been trying to be better about varying the exercises that I do.  I leave the gym sore, and my muscles, particularly my legs and booty, are usually even more sore the next day, which causes me to be on an emotional high, only to be brought down by not seeing the results on the scale that I want to see.  I know that weight is only a number, and I keep reminding myself of that, but it is still hard to not see the results that I’m after.

I also know that it has only been two weeks since I really started focusing on shedding these couple of pounds.  I am by no means giving up, but I’m realizing that weight loss is both a physical and an emotional roller coaster.  Some days are more successful than others.  Hopefully with continued hard work and focus I will start seeing the results that I desire.

QOTD: How do you manage the emotional side of weight loss?

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Friday Five – Tips for the Busy Mom Who Wants to Be Healthy and Active

Being a mom is hard work.  Regardless of if you stay home full time, or work full time like I do, its difficult to balance everything and still find time to live a healthy and active lifestyle.  People often ask me how I fit it all in, how I manage to train for races on top of working full time as a teacher and still make time for my family.  It certainly isn’t easy, and I’m far from having perfected a system, but there are some things that I do in order to maximize my time.  (These tips also work for dads as well, but with Mother’s Day this weekend I want to focus on addressing all of the hard working moms out there.)

1.  Involve your kids in your exercise routine.

You don’t have to always exercise solo.  Sure, it is wonderful when I am able to run on my own, or make an escape to the gym, but its also enjoyable to get my son involved.  My husband and I invested in a BOB stroller, and it has been great to be able to take him out for runs with me.  There are other ways to involve kids in your exercise routine in addition to using a running stroller.  Younger babies make great “weights” for strength training, and older kids make for great workout partners.

I love being able to run with my little man

2.  “Commute” with your stroller.

With little man’s daycare about 1.25 miles from our house, I try to do a running “commute” at least once per week, instead of always driving to pick him up from daycare.  He loves it when he realizes that I have brought the stroller with me instead of driving my car, and it offers both of us the chance to enjoy some fresh air at the end of the day.

3.  Maximize your time and don’t make special trips.

I often try to include multiple errands/stops whenever I leave the house, whether that’s running errands on my way home from work or trying to group multiple errands into one trip during the weekends.  Although this means that I spend longer periods of time out of the house, it cuts down on my driving time and leaves me with more time to do other things, like exercise or spend quality time with the family.

4.  Get up early.

Prior to having my son, I was not a morning person.  Since he was born 16 months ago, I find that it is much easier to get up before him or my husband in order to take care of chores around the house.  I often set my alarm for 30-60 minutes earlier than I need to get up so that I can take advantage of a quiet house in order to be productive.  This leaves me with more time after work, and when my son is awake, to be able to be with him.

5.  Meal plan.

Although I don’t spend hours on the weekends doing extensive meal prep, I do plan out most, if not all, of our meals for the week and grocery shop with the big picture of the week in mind.  I find that when I lack a plan for the week that I’m more tempted to make poor food choices, whether that is resorting to food in the freezer or reaching into the pantry for unhealthy snacks.

QOTD: What tips do you have for busy moms?

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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Just Do What’s Expected of You, Revisited

Last year, in the aftermath of the news about a runner who gave her Boston Marathon bib to a friend because she was unable to run the race, I discussed a topic that I am passionate about: cheating.  It seems that no matter where we turn, we are surrounded by stories regarding cheating.

What many cheaters don’t realize is that the people that they are hurting most when they cheat are themselves.  They are focused on finding immediate, short term solutions to whatever it is that they are trying to accomplish, whether that is cutting a course in order to finish a race quickly, taking an extra medal to give to somebody else, or running a race that they didn’t properly acquire a bib for.  By just focusing on the short term, they often neglect to consider the long term effects of their decisions, which could include being banned from a particular race or race series.

Cheating is not just limited to the running scene.  It is an ongoing issue that I have to deal with in the classroom with my students.  When my students cheat, they are often only focused on the immediate impact of their actions, whether that is quickly completing an assignment before the deadline, trying to get the “right” answers on a test or a quiz, or avoiding putting in the effort to ethically complete a task.  They aren’t looking at the long term impact of actually learning the academic material for the sake of learning it, and are often just completing tasks for the sake of getting a grade in the gradebook.  However, when students cheat, they haven’t actually “earned” that grade in the gradebook.  And as I often have to remind my students, grades are earned by them, not given to them.

It is certainly difficult to expect students to make ethical decisions when they live in a society where they are constantly surrounded by cheating.  Instances of cheating have become so prevalent that it is almost the norm.  This is incredibly sad.  Even if somebody doesn’t get caught the first time that they cheat, it is more than likely that they will get caught at some point, and could face some potentially harsh consequences that could impact their life in ways that they didn’t even imagine.

What ever happened to hard work and earning what you’re after, whether that’s a grade, a fast finish time, or the chance to run a particular race?  Putting forth 100% effort, but not 100% succeeding, is much more admirable than cutting corners in order to check a box off.

Often times I hear the excuse “Everybody else is doing it” as justification for making unethical choices.  Just because it might seem this way doesn’t mean that cheating is the right thing to do.  And just because it might seem like everybody has joined a bandwagon, does that mean you should automatically jump onto it?  Instead, make decisions for yourself and focus on doing what’s right instead of what others are doing.

QOTD: Which school of thought are you in: always do the right thing, or cheat the system and hope you don’t get caught?

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2017 Loudoun Half Marathon Recap

After extreme cold contributed to a very disappointing race day at Rock ‘n’ Roll DC back in March, I was hoping and praying that the weather would be much more favorable for my redemption race, the Loudoun Half Marathon.  In the week leading up to race day, I stalked the weather like crazy, and was frustrated to see that the forecast included lots of rain.  While I don’t mind running in drizzle or light rain, running in a heavy storm is a whole different story.  Thankfully, by the time that race morning arrived the forecast wound up being wrong, and it wound up being partly sunny and in the mid 40s during the race.  The weather wound up being almost perfect for racing (perfect in my opinion would have been in the 50s).

With just over 500 people running this race, race morning logistics went very smoothly.  The start and finish line was at a local high school, and e-mails from the race directors encouraged people to arrive early in order to park at the high school before road closures started.  I pulled into the parking lot just after 6:00 a.m., and by 6:15 had my bib and was back sitting in the warmth of my car.  I hung out in the car until about 6:35 when I headed towards the bathrooms at the football stadium (I loved having access to a real bathroom as opposed to a porta potty!), and then made a quick trip back to my car to take my coat off and get my Camelbak.  I headed to the start line around 6:50, which was on the street right in front of the school.  The start line was simple, marked with an arch of balloons, and because of the small field of runners there weren’t any corrals.  Runners simply lined up at the start line.

After the singing of the national anthem, the race started.  Within twenty seconds of the start of the race I crossed the start line.  I had studied the course map enough to know that with the exception of miles 5-7 the course had lots of turns as well as slight rolling hills.  I tried to remind myself of this and that I needed to not go out too fast if I wanted a chance of PRing, but the excitement of race morning got the best of me, and my splits for miles 1-4 were much faster than they should have been since I needed to conserve energy for the second half of the race.  The first four miles of the course weaved through neighborhood roads before we ultimately had a sharp uphill turn onto a section of the W&OD Trail.

Splits for Miles 1-4:
10:03, 10:20, 10:06, 10:03

The trail portion of the race was by far the flattest part of the course.  It was still early on in the race, so I had to remind myself to not push myself too hard in order to avoid potential burnout towards the end of the race.  Although the course was very narrow on the trail, I never felt as though I couldn’t run at the pace that I wanted to.  One of the many benefits of running local races is that the field is much smaller and much more manageable than compared to at the larger races.

Splits for Miles 5-7:
10:09, 9:56, 10:03

Despite how narrow the trail is, I never felt crowded

After exiting the trail, it was back to neighborhood streets for the rest of the race.  The course weaved through a couple of different neighborhoods with lots of turns.  Since I had prepared myself for all of the turns, I did my best to run the tangents, also trying to be respectful of the fact that I was using run-walk intervals and didn’t want to get in the way of other runners during my walk breaks.  I continued to feel strong into the second half of the race, but during mile nine started to loose a bit of my energy.  Thankfully some Gatorade that I got at a water stop and a couple of Clif Shot Bloks helped me to regain some energy.

Splits for Miles 8-10:
10:14, 10:39, 10:09

The last 5k was by far the hardest part of the race for me.  Up until this point I knew that I had been on track to PR, but the rolling hills started to slow me down more than they had earlier on in the race.  I was able to maintain my 4:15/0:45 run/walk intervals through mile 12, until sharp pain in my right hip slowed me down even more.  I had to take a couple of extra walk breaks during the last mile.  The closer that I got to the finish line the smaller my margin for PRing became.

Splits for Miles 11-13.28:
10:45, 10:28, 10:23, 2:46 (last 0.28)

I crossed the finish line at 2:16:02 (10:23 pace), a mere 20 seconds slower than my current half marathon PR.  It was hard to know that I had come so close to that PR, but I reminded myself that I gave the race everything that I had, and even without PRing still met my C goal.  According to my Garmin I ran 13.28 miles in 2:16:03 (10:14 pace).  Even with a very small field of runners, all of the turns on the course made it difficult to consistently run the tangents.

After crossing the finish line I took advantage of a free post-race massage, and afterwards my hip felt slightly better.  Hip pain is unusual for me, and I haven’t had any since the race, so I’m not sure where it came from.  I’m just glad that it was temporary and nothing serious.

Overall, I had a great race experience, and the Loudoun Half Marathon will definitely be a race that I run again.

QOTD: Which type of race do you prefer, smaller local races or larger races?

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May 2017 Goals

April was an absolutely incredible month.  Not only did it include a week long family vacation to Florida, but I was also incredibly active and spent quite a bit of time outside taking advantage of unseasonably warm weather here in Virginia.  This past weekend we had beautiful summer-like weather, with the high hitting the mid 80s on both Saturday and Sunday.  This gorgeous weather has been incredibly motivating in pushing me out the door and wanting to exercise outside as much as possible.

So how did I do with my April goals?

1.  Log at least 95 miles.

Grade: A

After being just short of my mileage goal for the past couple of months, I am ecstatic that I met my goal in April.  It was a very productive month when it came to staying active and logging miles.

My current 2017 mileage total is 338.1 miles.  I’m 34% of the way towards meeting my 2017 goal of 1,000 miles.  For the first time since the beginning of the year, I am just ahead of where I need to be in order to be 100% on track (about 5 miles ahead to be exact).  Wahoo!

2.  PR at the Loudoun Half Marathon.

Grade: A-

Given that I was about 20 seconds shy of PRing at last weekend’s half marathon, I’d say that my hard work definitely paid off on race day.  I’m still working on writing my race recap, and am hoping that it will be done later this week.

After crossing the finish line of last Sunday’s Loudoun Half Marathon

3.  Strength train at least two times per week.

Grade: F

I was so far off from meeting this goal last month.  I only met my goal one week last month, and all other weeks only did strength training once.  I have to do better this month.

4.  Cross train at least one time per week.

Grade: A

Unlike my strength training goal, I had zero issues meeting my cross training goal.  Part of that is because the incredibly beautiful weather last month was super motivating for spending as much time as I could outside.

5.  Keep up with my training while on vacation.

Grade: A-

Other than slacking on my strength training, I successfully kept up with my training while we were in Florida.  It was an absolute blast running both at the beach and at Disney.

I loved being able to complete a long run at the beach!

Even though I’m taking May off from official race training, that doesn’t mean that I can slack off and let my fitness go to the wayside.  In fact, I’m striving to do the complete opposite this month to order to maintain my base and to be as strong as possible when I start training for the Chicago Marathon next month.

1.  Log at least 60 miles.

Although I’ve temporarily cut back on my running in order to give myself a mental and physical break before marathon training starts, I still plan to run at least one or two times per week.  My cross training miles will also help to add up to my monthly and yearly totals.

2.  Strength train at least two times per week.

After failing to meet this goal last month, strength training needs to happen this month.  There’s no choice.

3.  Cross train at least two times per week.

Since I’ve cut back on running, this leaves me with more time to focus not only on strength training but also on cross training, both of which will help me maintain my base prior to starting marathon training.

4.  Loose 4 pounds.

Since ending my breastfeeding journey in late December, I’ve put on a couple of pounds and some of my clothes are feeling a tad tight.  Even though I’ve been quite active, I know that I haven’t been consistently making the best food choices lately.  This is especially evident at work where I’ve been lacking self restraint to avoid trips to the communal candy bowl.  I need to make smarter choices, and hopefully that in combination with cross and strength training will help me to shed the weight that I’ve recently gained.

QOTD: What are your goals for May?

I’m linking up with Ange and Carmy for the Monthly Goals linkup.  Be sure to check out their posts as well.

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Princess Half, Here We Come!

So this happened yesterday:

As an annual passholder, I was able to take advantage of early registration yesterday for Princess Half Marathon weekend.  My friend Kathleen and I have been talking about a girls weekend at Disney World for this race for awhile now, and yesterday I took a huge step towards making it a reality.  Although Kathleen still has to register when general registration opens up on Tuesday, I have no doubt that she’ll get in.  She has a history of making it into quick to sell out races, including runDisney races.

There’s so many reasons why I’m looking forward to this race weekend:

1.  I’m registered for the Fairy Tale Challenge (previously named Glass Slipper Challenge), which means that I’ll be running the Enchanted 10k on Saturday followed by the Princess Half Marathon on Sunday.  I’m excited to complete my second runDisney challenge, and participate in my third runDisney race weekend.

2.  Kathleen and I haven’t run a race together since the Shamrock 8k back in March 2015.  We now have two race weekends on our calendars that we’ll be running together at.  We’ll be running the Chicago Marathon together in October, and then the Fairy Tale Challenge together in February.

Kathleen and I before the start of the Shamrock 8k back in March 2015, which is the last race that we ran together

3.  We plan to PR in fun while at Disney.  We both focus on pace and finish times at most of our races, and it’ll be a nice change of pace to focus on just having fun while running.  Good thing its hard to not have fun while running at Disney.

4.  I cannot wait to run down Main Street and through Cinderella’s Castle during the half marathon.  It was such a magical experience when I got to do this while running the Disney World Half Marathon back in January 2014, and I cannot wait to do it again.

Running through Cinderella’s Castle was one of the highlights of my first half marathon
Photo Credit: MarathonFoto

5.  Although I love my little man dearly, a little break from mommy responsibilities will be nice.  I’m sure that he and daddy will have a fun weekend at home together while I’m at Princess.

Although our girls weekend won’t be until February, both Kathleen and I are incredibly excited, and very much looking forward to Princess 2018!

QOTD: What runDisney race weekend is on your bucket list?

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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What’s Next?

On Sunday I crossed the finish line of my spring redemption race, the Loudoun Half Marathon.  I’m still working on putting my recap together and searching through the over 7,500 photos that were taken at the race to find decent ones of myself.  Although I didn’t PR (I was about 20 seconds off from doing so), I know that I put forth my best effort on Sunday and gave the race my all.  I walked away from the race feeling much better about what I was able to accomplish on the course than I had when I crossed the finish line of Rock ‘n’ Roll DC last month.  Redemption was achieved.

After crossing the finish line of Sunday’s Loudoun Half Marathon

So what’s next on the calendar for me?  I have two more races this Spring:

May 29th – Ringing in Hope 10k – Ashburn, VA

I ran this race last year, and my current 10k PR is from last year’s race.  I’d like to see if I can push myself to set a new PR at this year’s race.

Running towards the finish line at last year’s Ringing in Hope 10k
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June 3rd – ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon – Annapolis, MD

I also ran this race last year, and can’t wait for another fun weekend of running again this year.  Although ZOOMA was a goal race for me last year, I’ll be running this race completely for fun this year.  I plan to take it easy on the training front between now and race day, other than pushing myself to hopefully PR at Ringing in Hope.  With my marathon training starting the week after ZOOMA, I’d like to give myself both a physical and a mental break from being “in training.”  My current thinking is to reduce my running from three days per week to one to two days, which will not only give me a break but will also allow me to focus more of my time on cross and strength training.

(Want to join me at ZOOMA Annapolis, or want to run any of the ZOOMA races this year?  Use discount code KATHRYN2017 to save 10 percent off of your registration fee.)

After crossing the finish line at ZOOMA Annapolis last June

The only other race that I’m currently registered for is the Chicago Marathon on October 8th.  After ZOOMA Annapolis, my focus will be on training for Chicago.  I plan to run several races as part of my training, but haven’t solidified which races I’ll be running yet.

QOTD: Which race(s) are next on your calendar?

Thanks to Deb for hosting the Race Linkup.  Be sure to check out her post for more race ideas.

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Loudoun Half Marathon Training Log – Week 6

Even though this past week was race week, I was very determined to be quite active.  With several beautiful weather days, I wanted to be outside as much as I could.  Yes, the Loudoun Half Marathon was my redemption race after a disappointing finish at Rock ‘n’ Roll DC last month, but I also wanted to be as active as possible.  Since I just missed PRing at yesterday’s race, maybe I made the wrong choice this past week in being as active as I was, though I don’t regret my decision in the least.

Monday, April 17th

We spent Monday morning at an outpatient surgical center, where little man had tubes placed into his ears.  After having lost count of the number of double ear infections he has had since he got his first one last June, his time for tubes had come.  After arriving back home, we spent much of the day entertaining a cranky toddler, so I’m very thankful that I was able to find 15 minutes to work on strength training.

Tuesday, April 18th

I did another running commute to/from daycare to pick up little man.  I ran 1.26 miles to daycare with the empty stroller, then 3.24 miles after picking him up.

How can you not smile when you get to spend time with this kid?!?

My Tuesday run also brought me to the 300 mile mark in my quest to log 1,000 miles this year.  Now its on to 400 miles!

Wednesday, April 19th

Another gorgeous Spring afternoon called for wanting to spend more time outside, so I did a walking commute to/from daycare.  By the end of the walk I had logged 3.07 miles at a 15:14 pace.  After arriving home I did a 20 minute full body strength training session.

Thursday, April 20th

I arrived home from work early enough to be able to complete my run solo.  I ran 4.64 miles in 45 minutes at a 9:42 pace.  It was a great final training run before the race.

Friday, April 21st

After work I headed to the gym, where I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical followed by a 25 minute full body weight training session.  Doing weights only two days before a half marathon probably wasn’t my smartest choice, and may have affected my ability to be able to PR yesterday, but it was the only day last week when I was able to leave work early enough to make it to the gym before picking little man up.

Saturday, April 22nd

My only complete and total rest day last week was the day before the race.  It was more than needed.

Sunday, April 23rd

If you follow me on social media then you already know that I missed my half marathon PR by about only 20 seconds.  I am not at all disappointed in how I did though, as I know that I put my best effort forward at yesterday’s race.  I can’t wait to fully recap my race experience!

After crossing the finish line of yesterday’s Loudoun Half Marathon

Total Weekly Mileage – 29.28 miles (11.45 miles more than week 5)

Total Loudoun Half Mileage – 128.61 miles

QOTD: Who else raced over the weekend?  How did your race go?

I’m linking up with Holly from HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin for the Weekly Wrap link up.  I’m also linking up with Courtney for the Training Recap link up.  Be sure to check out their posts as well.

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