The Problem with Rest Days

source Ok, so I didn’t run on my rest day yesterday, but for some reason this week it was extra hard to rest. Usually I take Sundays as my rest day, and it ends up being a very lazy day overall. We go grocery shopping in the morning, do a little meal prep for the […]

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Raleigh Marathon Training Week 9 and Freedom!

Another week of training is in the books and there wasn’t anything too special about this week. My low back has been acting up a little bit…I am blaming the 3 weeks I spent as a juror having to sit all day long and only being allowed to get up when the judge released us […]

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Crock Pot Turkey Veggie Lasagna

We use our crock pot almost every Saturday, because we go to church and don’t get home until close to 7, so we are ready to eat! I had found myself making the same things over and over, so this week I decided to change it up and make lasagna. I like using ground turkey […]

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Raleigh Marathon Training Week 8- Halfway There!

It’s nice to know that I am past the halfway mark of this 16 week training cycle. I am starting to feel optimistic that I may survive training through this brutal winter…maybe spring is just around the corner? Last week was another rough one. It started on Monday morning, when I woke up to just […]

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Scenes from a snow day

There was no running outside today, and my gym was closed. I tried to sleep in, but of course that didn’t happen. However, the day ended up being nice and relaxing.     The morning started with coffee and lounging around in pajamas and slippers. I made some pancakes. Did an at home workout- Body […]

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Raleigh Marathon Week 7 and Preventing Injury

Week of 2/2/14-2/8/14 Sunday 2/2: Rest day: 30 minutes super easy reflexion yoga (wasn’t feeling well, so didn’t do much of anything) Monday 2/3: AM- 12 miles: 3×2 mile at half marathon pace (9:02 pace overall), PM- Body Pump Tuesday 2/4:AM- 8 miles easy (9:39 pace overall) with strides, core work Wednesday 2/5: 6 miles easy […]

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Letting Go of Control

I’m not sure if anyone who reads regularly has picked up on the specific schedule I keep during my training week. Almost every week, I get in my runs based on my training plan, plus 2 yoga sessions, core work every day, body pump once a week, and runner’s core twice a week. I also […]

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A Cold-Fighting Smoothie Recipe

In my attempt to knock this cold out of my system as quickly as possible, I have been focusing on eating and drinking foods that will help to get me to healthy. I created a smoothie that includes lots of nutrients to combat colds and  viruses. Fruits Apples and strawberries- both are good sources of […]

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Raleigh Marathon Training Week 6 and Fighting off a Cold

  Week of 1/26/14-2/1/14 Sunday 1/26: Rest day: 30 minutes reflexion yoga, some core work, Runner’s Core Stage 1 level 3 (I decided to go back to the other stages now that I have completed all 3) Monday 1/27: AM- 10 miles: 5 x 1 mile at half marathon (8:57 pace overall), core, PM- Body Pump […]

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