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.
After a four month Weekly Wrap hiatus, I am more than ready to return to the fun connecting with other bloggers. March through May is an incredibly busy time for a special education teacher. I didn't have the time to commit to visiting and leaving comments on other bloggers' posts in the weekly wrap. Now that we only have eight days of school left, I plan to catch up on my blogging and connecting with other bloggers. I sure have missed everyone.
A few things have happened since I've been gone:
1. I mooned up in Half Fanatics finishing 4 half's in 28 days. In case you missed it, I did manage to recap those races. (Sea Turtle Half Marathon, Tuscaloosa Half Marathon, Montgomery Half Marathon, and the Blue Angels Rock n' Fly Half Marathon)
2. I signed up for my third marathon, the Pensacola Marathon on November 13th. I will begin training the second week in July. I've used Hal Higdon's Novice Plan for my first two marathons. I may try his Intermediate plan for this marathon, but I'm still doing my research. I plan to recap my training here on the Weekly Wrap.
3. I ran another local half (Centerpoint Half) and a few local 5K's (CCAD Run for Autism, Run for a Mom, and Pancake Run for Missions) which I still need to recap. So stay tuned. I have one more race next weekend, the Jubilee Run for Cancer 8K. That will probably be my last race for a while. It's so hard to find races here in June and July.
Now that you're caught up on my past few months, here's the highlights from my week.
Monday, May 9th
I took a much needed rest day on Monday. My allergies started acting up over the weekend and I didn't feel well.
Tuesday, May 10th
I laid out my clothes for Tuesday morning, but my head was still stuffy when my alarm went off. I decided to take another rest day and enjoyed an extra hour of sleep.
I got some great news on Tuesday. I was selected as a 2016-2017 Spandits! Ambassador. Marcia (Marcia's Healthy Slice) convinced me to try the Boardies after seeing all her posts on Instagram. I love these shorts! The spandex is super comfy and they don't ride up or chafe. Plus, they have the cutest patterns. I can't wait to order more Boardies and I have my eye on the capris for this fall.
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Wednesday, May 11th
I felt a little better on Wednesday and I was able to get a four mile run done.
Thursday, May 12th
I ran five miles on Thursday morning. The humidity was terrible that morning.
Friday, May 13th
I normally like to schedule a rest day before a race, but I had to run Friday morning to get my miles in for the week. I am a little behind on my goal of 1,200 miles for the year, but I am not giving up.
Saturday, May 14th
I ran the Pancake Run for Missions 5K on Saturday morning. This run has always been scheduled the same weekend as the AGAPE Run for a Mom, but it was the weekend after this year. I was so glad I could participate. The course was beautiful and the weather wasn't too terribly hot or humid. I ran a decent race, finishing in 26:05, and I placed 2nd in my age group. It was nice to see my friend Valerie (@icecreamrunner) at the race. She placed 1st in her age group!
Later that afternoon Michael and I went fishing. We haven't had much luck lately. The fish aren't biting for us this year. Michael did let me reel in the catch of the day, a nice sized bass.
Sunday, May 15th
I'm trying to be consistent running a longer run (1+ hours) on Sundays leading up to my marathon training. Last year I got out of the habit of doing long runs over the summer and it made it difficult during the first few weeks of my training.
I ran seven miles this morning. I got another late start, but luckily it wasn't too hot or humid. There was also a nice breeze blowing. I've got to enjoy days like these while they last.
I don't normally refuel on runs less than ten miles, but today I was starting to feel lightheaded and dizzy midrun. I stopped to eat a pack of my Honey Stinger chews and I felt better almost immediately. My last 3.5 miles were strong and I ran negative splits. I love Honey Stinger's natural, organic products for the energy they provide me with on days like today.
Are you currently training for any races?
I hope you had a great week! I look forward to reading all your posts.