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I am Buffy, I live in Iowa with my kitty cat Meowshine and stay rather busy trying to be healthy, eating right, working out, working my full-time job and running my own custom jewelry business on the side. Thanks for coming along for the ride :)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Week 2

Well week 1 one is in the books! It was so hot last week, with excessive heat warnings most days. I mean you know it's gonna be hot if it's already 80 degrees at 5:30am! But I made it through & am thankful I could run in the morning when it was just hot, not ungodly hot ;) In addition to the 4 runs, I got in 2 ST sessions and a Zumba class.

This morning's run was very different than last Mondays run. It was a cool 65 degrees and running in it felt great! I have another crazy busy week at work so morning runs will be where it's at.

So here's the plan for this week...
Monday - 3 miles ✔
Tuesday - Strength Training
Wednesday - 5 miles
Thursday - 3 miles
Friday or Saturday - 6 miles
I'm going to try to get at least 1 other ST session in and probably a Zumba class in.

Here's to week 2!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Let the training begin!

This morning I ran my first training run for my 3rd half marathon of the year. I know, who is this girl and what has she done with Buffy. This year marks 7 year since I ran my first half and I have never looked back! There have been years where I have hurt myself and couldn't complete a race I've signed up for but each time I lick my wounds and pick myself back up and try again. This is the first year that I've done 2 half marathons and I'm going for lucky number 3! Lucky in the hopes that I can do it in under 2 hours. I was 22 SECONDS from it in May so I know it's in reach. So here I am, back at the training grind and I'm glad your along for the ride!

The one thing I love about training is it makes me stay consistent. I have tried to run a half where I did not put in the training and it wasn't pretty. And painful. So painful. And it led to an injury that took me out for the next two I wanted to do. That was a tough lesson to learn! I work at a funeral home providing grief services for our community and my hours are pretty crazy. So training makes me workout and run when I might very well give into the temptation (and tiredness) to not do it. Training makes running and exercise a priority that I can't let slide. So as another crazy week starts I'm glad to have day 1 under my belt. Because after 12 hours of work the last thing I had energy for tonight was to run. But no worries, got that puppy busted out this morning at 5:30am!

So this is my training plan for the week...
Monday - 3 miles
Tuesday - Crosstraining. One thing I've skimped on has been strength training so that will be a priority this time
Wednesday - 4 miles
Thursday - 3 miles
Friday - 5 miles
Saturday - ZUMBA 😍