Can’t believe I am four weeks into my training already. 8 weeks left to go!
This was a step-back week, so my long run was only 4 miles. In addition to the long run, I ran 2 miles, 3 miles and 3 miles.
I’ve decided to pick up the speed a bit too. I’ve been running slowly because that’s what I’m used to, and I keep thinking I am a slow runner. This week I’ve realized that I am actually quite capable of running faster, so I will continue to push myself! I snuck in a run this Wednesday because Benjamin was with my mom at a playgroup. I dropped him off at 9:45, was home and in my running gear by 10, ran a fast 5k (fast for me) in 30 mins, showered in 2 mins, mixed up a quick Vega protein shake, and was out the door again to pick him up for 11! Phew! Just made it in the nick of time – it’s amazing how having a limited amount of time to run really motivated me to go fast!
The weather has been warming up and one of my 3 milers was done on a warm and sunny day, in 10 degree Celsius weather. Believe it or not, I actually felt too hot! I was wearing running tights and a thin long sleeve pullover but I think I could have worn shorts and been ok. I will be prepared for the next nice day!
My long solo run yesterday almost didn’t happen as Dylan has been sick all weekend with a fever. But my lovely husband watched the kids and I snuck out for a run just before dinner. I usually like to run in the morning, but with kids you take these opportunities as they come, even if it means half of my run was done in the dark!!
I really want to get a real double jogging stroller so I can run with both kids…I can’t decide which one to buy though! I’ve been thinking of buying a Chariot that can also be a bike trailer. Something like this:
Any suggestions readers??