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Mileage Monday

Well, this week had a few surprises. Some sick kids, sick adults, you know, that kind of stuff.

I squeaked out a solid 70 miles. I had to skip my weekend long run, but I made sure to do some speed work on Sunday. Let’s pretend that this week was all about building up my mental strength and endurance, because the mind makes the body move.

Here’s how it went down:

Monday– Treadmill miles. The first 5 were done at 8 min/mile pace, the next 3 at 7:30 min/mile pace, the last 2 at 8:30 for 10 total treadmill miles.

Tuesday– I went for 8 miles, and Jesse kept waking up early from his nap so it took me THREE TRIES to get this run done. I did 9, just to stick it to myself (TWSS).

Wednesday– A bit of a gong show. Callum went to daycare and Andrew worked from home so I went for a run while Jesse napped but he woke up crying HARD. He has a cold. So I put him in the stroller and finished up my 8 mile run while he got some fresh air.

Thursday– A bit of a run during Jesse’s first short nap and a bit of a run during Jesse’s second short nap making 9 miles total and zero time in the shower. Gross.

Friday– I had the opportunity to run a longer treadmill run today so I took it (see Saturday’s note). I ran 15 miles at an 8:30 min/mile pace.

Saturday– My plan called for a 21 miler this weekend but life took a bit of a hairpin turn and the weekend ended up skidding out over the edge of a cliff. So, I did what I could. I ran 7 miles on the treadmill in the morning and then my mom came over to play with Callum and I took Jesse on a 5 mile stroller run for 12 total miles.

Sunday– 2×3 miles with 1 mile recovery between sets. First 3 miles: 6:40, 6:40, 6:40. Second 3 miles: 6:31, 6:27, 6:22. 7 total miles.

Can I just say something? We’re all busy but very few people are actually too busy to work out, or to do whatever it is that they “wish they had more time to do.” If a person really and truly wants to do something, then (in most cases) they’ll do it. If they don’t, then they don’t really want to do it. Maybe they want to want to do it. But they don’t really want to do it. Anyway. La la la la.

 

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  • Kimberly December 10, 2017, 4:23 pm

    Sickness sucks! But, it sounds like you persevered and conquered. I think you are spot on about the wishing there was more time to do things. I am quite skilled at making excuses about not doing certain things. Deep down I think I just don’t want to put in the effort. That must change!

  • Tami Griffiths December 10, 2017, 4:31 pm

    Hi! Long time no chat! Ugh sorry for that! Love your mileage! And I agree, most people have time, just choose not to! I’m a better person when I get it together and get it done!! Keep it up girlfriend! Hope everyone is feeling better!!

  • Helly December 10, 2017, 5:28 pm

    Agree. And I always want to point to you and say, IT CAN BE DONE! Lol!! But alas, that type of discipline isn’t in many (often me included).

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets December 12, 2017, 10:45 am

    I like the musicality of the phrase gong show. It has a certain ring to it.

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes December 12, 2017, 11:09 am

    I hope everyone is feeling better and that you are hanging in there well as everyone is sick. Awesome job on your miles! I agree – if someone really wants to get something done, they make it happen. And you are definitely an inspiration and testament to that.

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