The sun rises on Week 8 of Marathon Training:
Iâ€™ve run 150.12 miles in the last 49 days, a feat which I seriously doubted I would ever be able to do after I was injured last April. All in all, training has been quite successful. Although the first two races of the season were less than stellar (like the 15K), my weekly long-runs have been overwhelmingly awesome. I think Fridayâ€™s 14 miler really sealed the deal for me. I ran it fast, but it was â€˜easy,â€™ and I had no knee pain after. 🙂
In the last year, Iâ€™ve been so focused on what long-distances do to my body in a negative way (i.e. knee pain). Iâ€™ve rarely stopped to appreciate the positive effects of running on my body. But last night, I was brushing my teeth when I noticed my body looked strong and lean. I realized that little things like carrying heavy groceries up the stairs are becoming easier, too. :) I havenâ€™t lost or gained any weight, but Iâ€™ll bet my body fat percentage has dropped and my cardiovascular fitness has increased. Three cheers for running!
Itâ€™s with open arms that I enter Week 8 of training. I canâ€™t wait for January 10! 🙂
Breakfast was divine:
I made Flax French Toast again.
Plus, strawberries and bananas.
So much to do todayâ€¦ got to get cracking!
Come Back Soon!
Iâ€™ll be announcing the BIGGEST contest in Healthy Tipping Point/Operation Beautiful history in just a few hours! Not only will 125 women (and maybe a few men!) get the chance to be in the Operation Beautiful book, but I have over a DOZEN sweet prizes to give away!
Have a wonderful day! 🙂
Whether youâ€™re training or making improvements in your diet, how long do you feel it takes to see a difference in your body? I think two months has always been right for me, but back when I started to get healthy, it took me about 1 year to lose 10 pounds. Slow and steady wins the race!