I’ll follow you, leave the ledge and fly. We’re finally alive.”-We The Kings
Good morning from upstate New York loves! We got in late last night, with snow on the ground. As ready as I am for summer, this little taste of fall weather is making me undeniably happy. Know what else makes me happy? Week 1 of marathon training is almost in the books! I guess it doesn’t count since I’m still in training for Broad Street, but the countdown to my first marathon is on!
Here’s my training log from this week:
- Monday: 3-mile run+full body strength training
- Tuesday: 45-minute tempo run (5.2 miles)
- Wednesday: 6x800s+5x400s+1.5 hour yoga class
- Thursday: 4-mile run+full body strength training
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: 5-mile run at race pace
- Sunday: 12-mile run (last long run!)
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend ahead of them. I’ll be disconnecting for the rest of it (no wi-fi is such a blessing sometimes), so I’ll talk to y’all on Wednesday! XOXO!
“Lost in the riddle you gave me, caught in the middle you played me.”-Ryn Weaver
Totally, completely, 100% obsessed with this song. It’s just got me bouncing around with all kinds of pep in my step. I never would have imagined this concept for the video, but more power to her because she’s a total babe. Can’t stop, won’t stop! Happy hump day :)
“I gotta whole lot of love but none like you. You make me wanna stay here in heaven with you.”-Shwayze
Happy Marathon Monday loves! It’s a nasty morning here and I can’t imagine having to run 26.2 miles in the pouring rain. But no matter what, my heart is all in Boston right now. I don’t think it’s anything less than serendipitous that I start my marathon training on the same day of the race I’m trying to qualify for. For the next 30 weeks, all my energy will be for Beantown and I’m pumped to take you along on the ride!
This weekend was absolutely perfect. After an early morning run on Saturday, I headed up to New York. We did bottomless brunch at The Crooked Knife and then did a little rooftop drinking at 230 5th. The weather was 75 and sunny, so we set out for some evening drinks outside. I don’t think I could have asked for a better day with my favorite people.
I hope everyone has a fantastic Monday :)
“I will work this body, I will burn this flame, in the dead of night & in the pouring rain.”-Walk The Moon
Happy Friday! I’m off to NYC first thing tomorrow morning (well, after a 10-mile run), and can hardly wait. It’s been months since I’ve been up to see my loves and we have so much to catch up on. I’m thinking that we’re going to be doing some serious brunching and rooftop hopping. Hopefully the gorgeous weather holds out and we have nothing but blue skies.
I’m two weekends away from Broad Street and the excitement is starting to get to me. I’ve logged way more miles than I needed to and now all that’s left is plan the playlist and the outfit (aka my favorite part!)
My allergies are in full effect and this week’s runs were anything but easy. Most days, I had zero energy, teary eyes, and a stuffed nose. Let’s hope they kick rocks before race weekend! Here’s my training log from this week:
- Monday: 3-mile run+full body weight circuits
- Tuesday: 5-mile run
- Wednesday: 45-minute tempo run+1.5 hour Runner’s Yoga class
- Thursday: 5-mile run+full body weight circuits
- Friday: 5x800s-mile run
- Saturday: 10-mile run
- Sunday: Rest
I hope everyone has some super exciting plans for the weekend. Cheers!
“First of all let me say, I am not the one to sit around and be played.”
This cover is the most perfect hump day tune! I can’t stop listening to it. It’s taking me back to the days when our middle school class had parties at a roller skating rink and I even knew what the song was about. Throwback Wednesday anyone?
“Once upon a time I lived a perfect night.”-Gaslight Anthem
Happy Monday loves! Sorry for missing ya on Friday but last week was a little hectic to say the least. And on top of it all, I feel like I’m coming down with a mean case of allergies. My weekend was super busy. I spent Friday night baking enough cupcakes to feed an army. I was up bright and early for a 5K race on Saturday morning, then spent the rest of the day in Jersey celebrating my cousin and her twin baby girls. After my 9-miler on Sunday, we headed out to Manayunk for the StrEAT festival. There werw so many awesome food trucks but all I managed to eat was ice cream. Go figure.
A week from today, marathon training starts and after this week’s run, I’m feel confident and ready to tackle it all. Broad street is a few weekends away and I can’t wait to run my favorite race! Here’s what my training log looked like last week:
- Monday: 4-mile run+full body weight circuits
- Tuesday: 40-minute tempo run
- Wednesday:8x400s+1.5 hour Runner’s Yoga class
- Thursday: 4-mile+full body weight circuits
- Friday: 3-mile run
- Saturday: 5K Run Against Hunger
- Sunday: 9-mile run
“I hope to God I’ll love you harder. I hope to God I’ll love you longer.”-Coleman Hell
So I’ve become a fan of having Wednesday being dedicated to my latest musical obsession, mostly because I’m so A.D.D. that it changes like every three days. This week, I can’t stop listening to Coleman Hell. I’m obsessed with the fiddle that they throw in this song in the chorus. It’s been fueling all of my runs, and maybe some of my post-run shower/dance offs. Happy hump day babes! Get jammin :)