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After a late night with not quite enough sleep, and still feeling some tired legs, I didn’t do the training plan’s optional additional 15 minute run. These days running has been anything but routine. #HWI #Run4Water #GroundhogMarathon #Garmin #Running
Some people may not realize that I actually love food. One of my downfalls is also that I’m an emotional eater. That made the commitment to drastically change my eating habits no simple task. There were a couple of things that helped me stay the course on my journey to a healthier lifestyle. The first thing was that before the journey began I was diagnosed with #prediabetes, and if I didn’t make some changes I was going to have some major health issues in the future. The other piece was that my wife and I started that journey together. This made things like meal planning, and having healthy snacks on hand, a ton easier. There was a lot of holiday snacking going on this week,…
I pretty much missed the boat this past weekend, since I overslept and missed my Saturday long run. We’ll see how this week goes. #HWI #Run4Water #WhyIRun #RiverBankRun
So today is the 2nd day since completing the marathon, and unfortunately I find myself in more of a discouraged state than in celebration of my accomplishment. There are many things going through my head, many thoughts that cause me to be more disappointed with marathon Sunday. Nothing played out like I had hoped. I ended up coming in behind most of all the other marathon runners from our group despite leading the pack throughout training. I didn’t get to cross the finish line with my running partner, or my kids. I ended up walking most of the last 4.5 miles. I ended up going to the medical aid tent after crossing the finish line. I have no photo of me crossing the finish line….
It was a slow run but it felt good to be back out there. #HWI #Run4Water #WhyIRun #GroundhogMarathon
Another speed work training run to kick my butt this morning. I pretty much struggled to keep up with the fast 7:27 min/mile pace I was supposed to be maintaining for 4 minute intervals. We’ll see how this winter training goes. I have a feeling it’s going to be challenging to get through speed work once the snow falls. I have a hard time with the idea of having to do my speed work on the treadmill, but I guess I can’t rule it out. Given the intensity of the run this morning, other than asking God to get me through another 4 minute interval, my prayer time was pretty much nil. Not exactly how I prefer my runs to go. This is definitely something…