Friday, September 27, 2013

So what happened to September

I hit a milestone ... or just a number few want to admit to. 40

So you celebrate all weekend long with mimosas, chocolate and lots of friends. I had an awesome birthday celebration.

And another milestone ... 18 miles that is.

How you spend the next day after 18 miles.

And then work got crazy, and I did the best I could.

And then my tooth decided to mutiny. Make that two temporary crowns, then a delayed reaction leading to 3 sleepless nights. Who would have thought that not one, but two, powerful pain killers wouldn't touch tooth pain. The third one finally did the trick and I was able to sleep and eat, but missed my 19 miler.

That was one sad week. Thank goodness for modern medicine.

So, I'm off to try 17 or 20 miles tomorrow morning, or whatever happens.


Monday, September 2, 2013

Marathon Training - Week 13

Theme for the week: back in the groove. Almost!

Running miles: 20.5

Biking miles: 7 (hoping to get two sessions in next week, up for none the previous two weeks)

Core or yoga: Goose egg

This week's long run was much better than previous ones. Even if it was only 10 miles. I needed a good long run to mentally prep for next week's 18 miler. I need all the good mojo I can get.

All smiles, even if a lot sweaty. Because right after I showered, it was time for lunch, pedicures, and shopping as a pre-birthday celebration.

More to come on the birthday next.