Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Years celebration. I really enjoyed 2013 but am excited for what 2014 will bring.

Now that the holidays are over though I don't have any more excuses to eat pie, cake, cupcakes, cookies, ice cream, candies, and chocolates. I was really enjoying the fun distractions and extra time off of work but now it has ended.

My training for my first half marathon is going well. I was able to get some quality runs in, even during the holidays. 

 This is how my runs have gone recently.

Jan. 1 - 3 mile easy run. Today was the first run of the year.

Dec. 31 - 12 Yasso800s all at 3:55 or faster. Last run of 2013.


Dec. 29 - 1 mile easy run. Did this after I had done 40min of cross-training.
Dec. 28 - 1 mile up a steep hill. Very hard and hopefully one day I'll be able to run up it non-stop.

Dec. 25 - Christmas Day run.

Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve run. Did a good hill run with some hill repeats added in.



I have 12 days until my Boney Mountain race so I'm just about as ready as I'm going to be.  I'll do one more run this weekend and than take it easy till race day.

13 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! Good luck with your tapering this week.

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    1. Thank you. Tapering is always tough because I can't ever find the balance of taking it easy but not too easy.

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  2. Love your pics! Looks hilly and yet so beautiful there!! Nice Christmas day run!

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    1. I am one of the few people that really finds the desert to be beautiful. Well, except when the wind blows dirt in your eyes and mouth. lol.

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  3. When is your first marathon scheduled? Have you picked one yet? Happy Running and good luck on the Xterra race! Xterra's always been a fav of mine!

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    1. I am hoping for my first marathon at the end of this year or beginning of next. Just going to have to see where I am with my running at that time.

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  4. Good luck on your first half marathon. I loved mine; it was the 2012 Akron Half Marathon. I've got three scheduled for this year, and then next year (if my foot holds up), I'll train for a marathon. Have fun!

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    1. Thank you. I hope to do a trail half marathon and later in the year a road half marathon. This year should be a good one for me.

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  5. Great job on your runs this week and best of luck in your race. I cannot wait to hear how it goes!

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    1. Thank you. I am feeling real good so I am really excited about the race.

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  6. Great job training! Good luck on race day. Have fun!

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  7. Happy New Year!! great job on that last week of training and ummm...you're forgetting that the week of training right THERE is your (on-going) excuse to eat all the chocolate-cookies-cake-awesomeness you can! ;) good luck on the upcoming race, methinks you'll do great. :)

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