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Half Marathon Training Recap: Week 6 | Enjoying the Run

Flying Pig Training Recap: Week 6 (4/3-4/9)

Not a great week for me (except Saturday). I lacked focus and drive all week long. 🙁 Focus this week: I’ll admit it. I didn’t set any kind of intention or goal for this week. I like to set something to focus on because it keeps me from getting overwhelmed, but this week kind of started without me (is that even a thing?) so I just rode the wave and you can tell by the amount of running I actually did. Monday (4/3) 2 mile walk. I just wasn’t feeling it today. Not sure why the lack of motivation. Tuesday (4/4) Strength day. Did some of my own stuff and then a video with Little E. I had planned on...

Half Marathon Training Recap: Week 5 | Enjoying the Run

Flying Pig Half Training Recap: Week 5 (3/27-4/2)

Well, I fell a week behind on my updates so you’ll get TWO posts today! Woohoo! This week’s focus: 28+ miles for the week plus 2 strength workouts – I wanted to see if I could fit it all in. Monday (3/27) 4 easy miles. I was supposed to meet up with Hannah to run at a park, but there were storms in the forecast so we decided it was better to cancel than to get the all the kids in the stroller and then get rained out. So, when the clouds broke up, I ended up taking the kids out on my own and hustling through 4 easy miles with the double stroller so I could get back and...

Half Marathon Training Recap: Week 4 | Enjoying the Run

Flying Pig Half Training Recap: Week 4 (3/20-3/26)

This week’s workouts started off great and then kind of fell off from there (with the exception of my long run). This week’s focus: Make sure “easy” runs are at an “easy” pace. I’m hoping this shorter training plan will help me avoid that blah feeling I usually get in the middle of training for something, but the only way that is going to work is if I actually run each workout at it’s designated speed. Monday (3/20) Ice cream sandwich. This was so fun! It was supposed to be our Wednesday workout, but Hannah and I happened to be running together on Monday this week so we decided to just get it done while we were together. I was...

Half Marathon Training Recap: Week 3 | Enjoying the Run

Flying Pig Half Training Recap: Week 3 (3/13-3/19)

How is it Tuesday already?? I wish I could say that I just over-slept and Monday got away from me, but that’s not how it happened. The weekend was packed full and it overflowed into Monday and now here we are. Almost hump day and I’m just now reflecting on last week’s training. Oh well!   This week’s focus: Run 5 days and do 2 strength workouts just to prove to myself that I can! Monday (3/13) Easy 3 miles. Did this one on the treadmill during nap time. I broke it up with a few walk breaks out of sheer boredom and then ended up racing at the end to finish because Baby L woke up. Tuesday (3/14) Easy...

To Marathon or Not to Marathon | Enjoying the Run

To Marathon or Not to Marathon

I kind of have it in my head that I might possibly could somehow some day (sooner rather than later?!) run a marathon. Is that crazy? Not the 26.2. I mean, that does sound a little crazy, but in my mind I can envision how a person could accomplish the feat if they were trained to do so. I’d even go so far as to say I could finish the distance today if I were given enough time to do it. I’d be walking a lot and in a lot of pain, but if I had to do it for the sake of my children (or even something a little less dramatic) I could make it happen. The “crazy” I’m talking about...

Flying Pig Half Marathon Training Recap: Week 2 | Enjoying the Run

Flying Pig Half Training Recap: Week 2 (3/6-3/12)

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? We were busy as usual around here, but all of it was time spent with family and friends in one way or another. 🙂 Yes, I realize I’m starting with Week 2 here instead of Week 1, but I’m going according to my training plan so I don’t get confused! 🙂  So, here goes… Monday (3/6) Unintentional rest day. Frankly, I had a 6-hour workshop at work the next day that I was co-presenting with my boss and I just worked late and didn’t take the time to run. In hindsight, it probably would’ve been good for me to have just taken a 20-minute break and get some miles in for stress-relief, but oh...

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And we’re back!

After a longer hiatus than I wanted, I’m back to the blog! There were many reasons I opted to take a break, but the main one was that Baby L did not sleep through the night one. single. night. during his first year of life. Every bit of my energy was used up on taking care of things that I needed to do to keep myself and my family healthy (and pay the bills!). So, long story short, here are the important things you’d need to know to about the basics of life since my last post: Baby L finally got tubes in his ears and has slept almost every night since!! This has been life-changing for me because I...

Half Marathon Training Update | Enjoying the Run

Half Marathon Training Update!

Hey there! Long time, no update…oops… Let’s be honest, I have a full-time job, my youngest still is not sleeping through the night (or for any stretch longer than 4 hours), and I just finished the highest mileage week of training for this half marathon. In short, I’ve had no spare time at all. I guess I could give up some time with my family, but that’s not gonna happen 😉 So anyway, here’s an update on training for the Monumental Half Marathon which is only 2 weeks away! On sticking with the plan: I think I’ve actually done better this round that I’ve ever done with a half marathon training plan. I talked about my training in a past...

Half Marathon Training Recap: Week 4 | Enjoying the Run

Half Marathon Training Recap: Week 4 (8/15-8/21)

Week 4 is done! I learned a lot about myself this week: I do pretty well staying hydrated, but I definitely need to do better with eating well during the day. I work from home and you’d think that means I have access to good food all day, but what it really means is that I think “oh I’m kinda hungry” and then I think about taking the time to prepare and actual lunch and decide it’s easier to just keep working and snack on things rather than just take 20-30 minutes for a decent lunch. I feel more secure running with the stroller. I know this seems odd, but I’m so used to having it with me and being...

Friday Favorites August 2016 | Enjoying the Run

Friday Favorites #18

Hey there! Happy Friday! How was your week? We’re still dealing with a teething baby here in our household so we aren’t getting a whole lot of sleep, but we’re managing. I don’t remember it being this bad with Little E. She was fussy for a few days and then she had teeth and that was that. Baby L has never slept for longer than a 4-hour stretch. He’s 6 months old. Now, he at least goes back to sleep better than he used to so my nights are a little more restful, but I’m dreaming of a day when he lets me sleep for an entire 8+ hour night!! I’m nearing the end of week 4 of half marathon training!...