Monday, November 20, 2017

Less Than Two Weeks Till CIM!

The simple fact is that I've run 34.2 miles over the weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and I'm not tired...I'm pumped up and excited. I know it won't last and I'll soon come crashing down off the runner's high, but for now - let's dance...



Celebrating a great training cycle!


The kids are off from school for nearly ten days over Thanksgiving break - a first! Usually they would have school Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week, but I think everyone realized that so many people travel and take the days anyway, so why not make it official?
The beauty of this is that it falls during the beginning of the marathon taper - so guess whhhhat? I don't have to get up at crack of dawn to do the school grind. This is like a dream come true...
I need as much rest as I can get to let my body absorb all of this intense training. It feels a little like taking vitamins - you keep taking them every day and then one day... boom - you can really feel the difference. I'm betting on the fact that since all the intense hard work is practically finished I'll be prepped to perfom just right on race day.


Foam roll every.single.day


This week's total mileage was 59.81 - down a bit from last week's 70.65.
Here's a detailed look at the weekend:

Friday November 17th - 10 miles

Saturday November 18th  - 7 trail miles





Sunday November 19th - 17 miles:
10 miles at 7:40 and 7 miles at 6:57


If you want to check out the rest of the week, you can read about it HERE.

I didn't talk about this too much on the last post, but strength training has definitely been firmly cemented into my training. A glimpse (I know I'm forgetting something...):

Donkey Kicks
Push ups
Bicycle crunches
Single Dead Lifts
Russian Twists with a 10 pound medicine ball
Lat pull downs
Dynamic planks
Single leg bridges
Running in place with 10 or 15 pound weights
Bear crawls
Kettle bell carries
Rowing push up with weights (15 pound)

Definitely a highlight of the week was going to Elle's preschool Thanksgiving celebration. She decorated her own placemat as well as a pumpkin. On the pumpkin she had to name three things she was thankful for. She chose: God, the ocean and love. Isn't that incredible? She amazes me every day...






I'm in the midst of Thanksgiving planning and we are going to have so much fun! 


What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

Do you stay home or travel to family?


Do awesome things.

xo,
Natalie

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