November 9-15, 2015
I am joining the Weekly Wrap hosted by Holly from HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin. The Weekly Wrap is a blog link up where bloggers share their active lifestyle and other exciting things weekly. To find out more, click on the image below. Feel free to join in on the fun.
I am currently training for my second marathon at St. Jude Memphis this December. I just completed Week 15 of Hal Higdon's Novice 2 Marathon Training Plan. I will recap my training and other highlights from my week here in the Weekly Wrap.
Monday, November 9th
Monday was a scheduled rest day for running. Monday was also the first day of Round 2 of the Grow Your Blog Hop hosted by Kristy from Runaway Bridal Planner. I was so excited to read the four spotlight blogs for the day. Everyone's posts were so creative and interesting to read. I worked on my spotlight post Monday evening after school. Monday's posts were going to be hard to follow.
Tuesday, November 10th
I ran 5 miles this morning. It was cooler out, 53 degrees, and a light drizzle. It's finally feeling like fall.
Tuesday was also my spotlight day for the Grow Your Blog Hop. I decided to do a Q & A format where I answered questions from fellow bloggers and friends. If you missed my post your can read it here. I was overwhelmed by the traffic my blog got today. I'm so glad I signed up for the hop.
Wednesday, November 11th
We had the day off for Veteran's Day. I slept late and didn't begin my run until after 9:00. After my run, I met my grandfather for lunch at his favorite meat and three place. That afternoon I did a thorough house cleaning which took over 3 hours. I just sat down when Michael got home.
Special thank you to all the brave men and women who serve our country to protect our freedom. Thank you to the Veterans in my family: my mom, my dad, and my grandfather.
Thursday, November 12th
I ran another 5 miles this morning. The temps were back up in the 60's along with the humidity. I was looking forward to the cool down this weekend.
Friday, November 13th
Friday was another rest day for running. When I got home from school, I tried to catch up on visiting others pages from the Blog Hop. I had a lot of traffic on my spotlight day, 41 people commented on my post. I'm really enjoying connecting with other bloggers. I look forward to week two of the hop.
I don't watch the news often because it seems that with every day comes more and more negativity. There was no escaping the horror of the terrorist attacks on Paris on television Friday night. Prayers for Paris and prayers for all of us.
Saturday, November 14th
I got up early to complete my 20 mile long run. It was 40 degrees outside and sunny. Perfect running weather minus the gusts of wind that almost knocked me down a time or two. My mind was wandering a lot during this run, which inspired me to write "20 Thoughts During My 20 Miler" post. This was my first attempt at a jumping picture. I would hope I could jump higher if my legs weren't so tired from just running 20 miles. I am literally jumping for joy because my big long runs are behind me. It's TAPER time! Only 11 more runs left on my training plan before the St.Jude Memphis Marathon!
I soaked in my Epsom salts and ate lunch before settling in to watch the Bama -vs- Mississippi State game. We dominated the Bulldogs! ROLL TIDE! I'm so sorry that our running back, #17 Drake broke his arm. It's so heartbreaking because he's a Senior and he will be out for the remainder of this season. He was out for most of last season with a broken leg. I can't believe there's only two games left this season.
Sunday, November 15th
I had a very lazy day. I slept late again. I'm embarrassed to say I lounged around in my PJ's all day. I finally finished visiting everyone's blogs who commented on my spotlight post and I worked on some new posts while Michael and I binged out on Netflix. I did straighten the house and do laundry while Michael went grocery shopping.
Have you ever participated in a Blog Hop? If so, how was your experience?
Do you look forward to cutting back mileage after several weeks of training?