Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Monday Miles- Sept 9

Last week I did 18 miles! 10 of those were walking and the remaining 8 were running. As I gear up for both the Susan Komen 3Day in San Diego in November and the Women's Half Marathon I have to combine a running and walking training plan. I have decided on 3 days of running and slowly increasing my miles each week. 1 day each week I am going to fit in a long walk. Last week the miles miles of walking felt great but I know I need to increase those miles too.

Running: My pace this week was slow and steady and I didn't feel like I was breathing well but thanks to my awesome neighbor and new running partner she dragged me through Saturday's longer run and after that I felt re-motivated

Biking: I haven't been on my bike all week since I've been focusing on running but I have it built into next week's plan

Swimming: Taking a slight break (gives my damaged eardrum a break too) but love knowing that I can get back to it easily whenever

Walking: Walking felt great, I do need to work on finding new shoes before too many more walks happen.

Diet: Didn't focus on this at all and it could be the reasoning for my sluggish feeling runs

How did your workouts go last week?

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Time to regroup

Wowsers it's September! I have been horrible about updating this blog all summer but I'm ready to buckle down and get back at it. I have heard from many other bloggers that they hit a blogging wall and feel like they have nothing to post about, this was me all summer long. I'm excited to turn over a new leaf and for the first time I have a plan for the blog.

  • Monday Miles: Weekly update on training and fitness
  • Wordless Wednesday: photo fun!
  • Thrilling Thursday: Something random and fun
  • Foodie Friday: Who doesn't like a new recipe or restaurant to try
I hope that this schedule will help me focus and let me know if there're topics that you would like to see me post about.

For today's Thrilling Thursday I'll share my new venture: dog collars. I'm now making dog collars. It's started with our first guide dog Maggie. We found a collar for her that we loved and then I realized I could make them and a lot of other puppy raisers wanted them too! Here's a few pictures of my collars. Let me know if you want one for your pup!