Let the training begin

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Today was the first day of active training (day one was a rest day) for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon. Just as I was getting my plan together I came across Katie’s post about a flexible training plan. I have never heard of a schedule like this, but I am excited to give it a try.

Basically, instead of a strict Monday are rest days, Sundays are long runs plan, you set your workouts for the week. For week one, I have to complete the following: 3 miles, 3 miles, 4 miles, 3 miles and one cross training day. This is perfect for me because it never fails that my long run falls on a day when it’s pouring down rain. Or sometimes you just aren’t feeling like going on a 20 mile run because the hubby calls a mandatory sit on the couch on watch movies day – not that I’ve ever felt like doing this.

Today I completed one of my 3 mile runs in the very hot base gym. I was excited to go to yoga before my run, but turns out the website had an old schedule and yoga is on Monday and Wednesdays. Oh well. The gym was especially hot and after my run something strange happened. I got sick. In my 4 years of running, I have never gotten sick after a workout. Guess there is a first for everything.

I’m very excited to see how this new type of training schedule works for my ever-changing life. I’m still working on prettying up my plan, but I’ll post it later this week.


Phone Dump and a good run

I finally had a good run on Friday. You know, one of those runs where you look down and you’re already another mile down. I planned on running 3, but once I got to 2ish I was feeling so good I decided to keep on goin’. At 3.5 I was still rocking along, but decided to stop at 4 miles. Ever since I told my husband about the 10% Golden Rule, he is always on me. Probably because I am so miserable (to be around) when I hurt myself and can’t run. I finished feeling strong and proud of myself.

Tomorrow is the start of my Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon training plan. I am still working on getting it together, but I have the first few weeks figured out.

: : Phone Dump from last week : :
I took this picture on a walk with the puppies. First, note that HUGE hill. Most of our area is like this. When we were looking for houses, we actually refused to look at a few because we didn’t want to deal with the cliff they were built on. The main reason I took the picture was to show my mom how packed the houses are. Because we are surrounded by water, everything is built as close as they could get it. They also don’t have zoning in Bremerton so houses are mixed in with businesses. It is really strange. Luckily, we were able to find a house in a neighborhood area.


Boomer was serenading us this morning with his tune “pleaseeeeee play with meeeeeeee”.
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A perk of deployments and living with color blind roommates – when you are cold you can just keep layering clothes of different patterns and colors. photo 2 (1) photo 1 (1)