Runner. Mother. Writer (kind of). I don't know, but I am trying to figure it out.

 

Look what came today!

Thanks again for everyone who made this possible! shrinkingmomma, breatherunlive and Sam what is your new user name!? Sorry I’m on my phone. 

I’m super excited to run the Bronx 10 miler in just over a week and meet some awesome tumblrs.

Look what came today!

Thanks again for everyone who made this possible! shrinkingmomma, breatherunlive and Sam what is your new user name!? Sorry I’m on my phone.

I’m super excited to run the Bronx 10 miler in just over a week and meet some awesome tumblrs.

Early morning miles. 8 at tempo 9:44 so off by 3 seconds. Good enough to count.

I’ll say, the mugginess is back after the cool weekend. And that made my legs feel heavy. Robin got a weird leg cramp at mile 3 too that slowed us a little. But that’s the thing, there’s always something to push through. Tiredness, heat, life responsibilities. Success is not measured simply as pass/fail. Nor would I call 3 seconds off pace a failure by any means.

We got out there at 5:00am after working all week and facing a long day ahead and rocked it. That’s success.

She makes me foam roll her back. She calls it “baby ssasge” because she can’t say massage.

She makes me foam roll her back. She calls it “baby ssasge” because she can’t say massage.

Apparently I can’t sleep in. I was awake at 5:30 despite my desire not to be…

Can’t wait! 

Two more months…4:15 or bust.

Can’t wait!

Two more months…4:15 or bust.

It’s my last speed session of the plan. On to strength work outs. I’ve really enjoyed the speed sessions though. And I’m not excited about getting up earlier for the longer strength runs but I’m sure it will be good.

Today: 4 x 1200 and 800 recovery. I forget but I think the goal was 5:50 so slightly ahead to target.

And off topic, but I’ve been running in my sports bra more at home. Seems silly to sweat it out in a shirt at 6am when a) no one else is up and b) the other people on the house are a toddler and my husband. Seriously why did I let that stop me?

Anyway tomorrow is a rest day and I’m looking forward to an easy day and sleeping in!

seechrisrun donuts were before I got a case of cookies delivered at work today. I gave away the extra donuts though. 

Sharing is caring. Except when it comes to cookies. People are on their own then.

seechrisrun donuts were before I got a case of cookies delivered at work today. I gave away the extra donuts though.

Sharing is caring. Except when it comes to cookies. People are on their own then.

I can’t be serious. But I did run 7 miles and eat a really good plum.

Monday has been pretty good. And I ate fewer cookies than miles I ran. That’s a win.

My colleague sent me these as a thank you for helping out. 

These are my favorite and you can’t find them here. So needless to say, I’m happy today. I’ll definitely have to run my 7 tonight though.

My colleague sent me these as a thank you for helping out.

These are my favorite and you can’t find them here. So needless to say, I’m happy today. I’ll definitely have to run my 7 tonight though.