Wow! I have officially started week 8 of my training! I can hardly believe it. This last week was a little rough. I’ve been recovering from being sick a week ago which left me with some sort of crazy rash all over my torso. It doesn’t hurt. It doesn’t itch, but man it looks horrible.
So, first, I want to say THANK YOU to all the wonderful people who have continued to donate. I need to update my little sticky note at the top of the blog, because there are so many new people, and I appreciate their willingness to donate in my name. AND there are ton more who have donated to the whole Shrinking Jeans team and you? are awesome also!
I stuck to my schedule this week which was a 4 mile run on Monday, 5 miles on Wednesday, and a 3-mile tempo run on Friday. I was originally planning on doing my long run of 6 miles on Saturday before I headed off for scrapbooking, but T wanted to head out to the hills with a local running club for a run. And since his schedule fluctuates and he doesn’t get out running as regularly as I do, I felt it was worth the sacrifice. 🙂
So Sunday morning I headed outside for my 6-mile run. I was contemplating throwing an extra 0.5 mile in there just because, but I decided that after about the first mile I was just going to do my 6. Why, you ask? Well after crossing a street with a light and I hopped back up on the curb and took a couple steps, my lack of gracefulness finally caught up to me and I tripped over an uneven spot in the sidewalk. I’m happy to say that I only hit the side of my right knee and my hand as I caught myself. I never did stop though, I pushed off with my right hand and just kept going. I have a bruise now though.
This week brings an increase in my long runs. It jumps to 8 miles this weekend for a couple of weeks and that number won’t get below 8 until the week before our race in San Diego. I am so excited!! I also get to run my longest scheduled training run of 12 miles with 7 members of Team Shrinking Jeans in April. We are getting together at Christy’s place in Texas for a little R&R and ‘sisterhood’ bonding time (along with a handful of other sisters who are on Team Shrinking Jeans). And then I just signed up for a local half marathon the weekend after our little retreat – which is a month before the half marathon in San Diego. I’m doing it for two reasons. I want to see how I perform at 4500 ft. above sea level. If I can do at least as good as I did in San Francisco last fall, then there should be no reason I can’t reach my goal time in San Diego. And, I’m a glutton for punishment. T, unfortunately, will be out of town that weekend for drill, so he won’t get to run it too.
So that’s the last week and a little peek into the future.