Did you know that a digital camera memory stick can survive being dropped into a bowl of minestrone soup? True story. 🙂
My day was LONG. I am very tired and think I’m going to call it a night soon!
But, first things first:
Today is the beginning of Week 4 of my "Get Back to 5.0 Milers" training plan. Week 4 looks like it’s going to be a pretty challenging week. Here are my statistics for each week:
- Week 1: Run 6.1 miles, Cross train 60 minutes, Bike 12.0 miles
- Week 2: Run 7.1 miles, Cross train for 30 minutes
- Week 3: Run 8.0 miles, Bike 21.0 miles
Regarding marathon training — Mama’s Weeds recommended Hal Hidgon’s Novice 3 Plan, which is described as being "designed for experienced runners, those who have been running for several years, who enjoy running road races between 5-K and the marathon, but who find it difficult to run more often than three times a week. Perhaps it is because of a lack of time or perhaps it is because too frequent running raises their risk of injury." Sounds like a perfect fit for me! I think I’m going to use this plan (with some modifications), but I need to concentrate on getting my weekly mileage up to 12.0 miles/week with a 6 mile ASAP. Hal’s plan is 24 weeks long so I need to step up my game NOW.
Here are the eats for the day:
Lunch was a whole wheat bagel with hummus, a side salad, and watermelon.
Plus, a half a vegan cupcake that the Husband bought me as a congrats for being on TV. 🙂
And half a cookie that was leftover from the 4th of July party:
Mid-afternoon snacks included cereal:
And apricots (times two):
Dinner was minestrone soup (which I dropped my camera memory stick into… it was fine, though!) and Blue Chips with melted cheddar cheese on top.
Well, I’m going to call it a night! It’s been quite a day between a 5:00 AM wake-up call, a TV appearance (the video for which is embedded in the morning post), and a full day of work! :)
Good night! Sleep tight.