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 😍