Last week was week 1 of marathon training.
Unfortunately, it did not get off to the stellar start I was hoping for.
Mon, 2/13 - I felt sick to my stomach all day long. It was difficult enough to get through the school day, so I thought it best if I put off starting training a few days.
Tue, 2/14 - I was feeling better in some ways but still not good enough to work out. Instead we ordered a pizza and played pool to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Wed, 2/15 - I missed my bus to school in the morning, so I walked the 1.2 miles. After work, I did not feel like working out, but I forced myself to head to the gym. I did 20 minutes on the StairMaster and then a few core exercises in the weight room and a few more at home.
Thu, 2/16 - I was so tired and weak feeling that I skipped another day of training. Well, I did walk home from school. That 1.2 miles must have really wiped me out!
Fri, 2/17 - It was such a nice afternoon that I walked home from school again. I pretty much headed straight to the gym after getting home and ran 3 miles on the treadmill. I finished my workout by doing my Strong Stride video to work on some core. The video was 46 minutes and TOUGH!
Sat, 2/18 - Jeff and I went to the pool. We were probably only in the water for about 20 minutes. I probably did more floating than any attempt at actual laps, but at least it was something. :-)
Sun, 2/19 - What a beautiful day for a run! Saturday evening, a friend texted me to say she would like to join me for my 8 miles on Sunday. Way to hold me accountable! :-) I'm so glad that she texted me. 1) It really motivated me to actually go for a run outside. 2) It made the run go so much faster with a friend. 3) It made me feel really special knowing that someone was checking my training schedule.
Total miles: 11
Total cross: 60 min
Total core: 61 min
Overall, it was a bit of a rocky start to the start of training, but not too bad overall. I do know it will take a lot of tenacity for me to stick to this training plan.
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