Super Training Update

OK. Some of you may have noted that for awhile I was doing training updates, then kind of just...well...stopped. To be honest I was tired of posting things saying, "I think I'll do this..." and then not doing it. Then saying, "I'm going to do this instead..." and then not doing it (again). Fail.

Additionally, I was tired of feeling more like this:
than this:
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So, I did this:

Run To Feed The Hungry

I would like to have shared photos, especially because this race is huge - over 27,000 people this year - and the start is really cool.  All you can see ahead of you is a massive sea of bodies.  It stays that way for most of the race too.
But alas.  It was raining.  I was sick.  I made it to the start line 3 minutes before the gun.
And most importantly, I was afraid of dropping my iPhone and getting trampled.
So.  No photos.

I also did this:

It was a beautiful day and we had a great time.  
The Cyclist RAN (wow)!
We hope to do it again next year.

I will also be doing this:


as well as this:

So here is the deal. There will be no more of me saying "I think I'll do this...". I already completed Run To Feed The Hungry and the California International Marathon - Relay. And, I am officially registered for FIT and the Shamrock'n 1/2 Marathon. It's a good thing too, because Shamrock filled up fast this year!!
I have been training since mid-October, although I slowed down a bit around the holiday's (you know, that whole buried by Christmas thing...)
...needless to say, I'm starting to feel a little more like this again:
...but that's OK (for now).

FIT training starts tonight. I will embarrassingly admit on this blog that when the Coach asked me to give him my training schedule for last week I had to preface it by saying *Results Not Typical. Which is TRUE! But seriously, I'm sure the Coach was a little nervous after he got this back....

Your hard workouts for the week: None
How did you feel (mentally) about the workouts completed: Not good.
Total Mileage for the week: 4 running, 7 walking
How many days did you run this week: 1
Cross training completed this week: Ab/lunge work-out (1), 4 mile walk, 3 mile walk
How are you feeling physically: Like I need to drop some pounds and get back to a more frequent routine.
Races this week (details): PR? Splits? Age Group placing? None
What is your next race? Shamrock

Hey! Last week was super busy alright?!

Anyway, I am happy that I can now do real training updates instead of half-arsed ones, considering I'm actually doing something. And, I'm just happy to be feeling fit and getting "the fever". Once you start on a solid exercise regimen the fever will get you. Just sayin'.

Last, I hope I can finally figure out how to get a good race photo this year at Shamrock darn it! Seriously, this is what happens to me every time (and gets caught on film)...

More to come!

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  1. Great post, I'm laughing my fanny off with the last comment with accompanying photos!!! Too funny.

  2. Thanks. It's true about those race photos. Not kidding.

  3. I nearly died laughing at your running comparison pictures. Love it!


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