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Training: Week 3

This week was all over the place. To sum it all up in one word: Inconsistent.

With the holiday and people at work on vacation and my husband working an extra shift and criminals who ruined yet another relaxing evening at home (the news never stops!), I could NOT get a good run in to save my life.

BUT! I did finish each one, and that's what matters.

Each day, I ran at different times and different places. I even had to take Kenlee with me on a 4-miler Thursday, and if you don't know, pushing a nearly 30 lb. toddler in the stroller is soooo not the same as a solo run. I was forced to run/walk my course, but it was DONE. (Bonus: I think Kenlee had a lot of fun. Or at least she seemed to when she would yell "Go, momma, go!" and then giggle when I took off faster.)

Seeing my awful pace most of the week got me down, but by Friday night I was feeling back in the zone. I knew it was all mind over matter, and I was determined to have another great long run Saturday morning.

I busted ass and got on the pavement by 7:30 a.m. once more. Though my mile paces were over 12:00 for the last part, I still was only a few seconds over last week's time, and I still stayed under an hour total. That was just the boost I needed!

My goal for Week 4 is to work on consistency. Though I prefer morning runs, I still have a hard time waking up at the same time each day. To remedy this, I am going to TRY to plug in my phone across the bedroom at night. That way, when my alarm goes off at 6 a.m., I will be forced to get out of bed. Barring any more breaking news events, this week I should be able to get myself back into a good routine, and get my head back in the game.

Oh! P.S. Registration is still open for the Cleveland Rock N Roll half marathon that I am training so diligently for! With the race 13 weeks away, there is still plenty of time to train and join me. I chose a 16-week schedule, but I have found beginner schedules for 12 weeks or even 10 weeks. I'd love to have some running buddies if anyone is up for the challenge!



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