Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Marathon Training, Week 17

I can't believe it's almost time for my first marathon. I hope I am ready!

Tuesday: I had to do laundry in the morning, so I didn't have time to run before work. But I managed to squeeze in 1.35 miles by taking the dogs for a run around the block. They needed the exercise, and so did I. Later that night, I did 60 minutes of yoga.

Wednesday: I logged 1.11 miles while running with the dogs. I did some core work throughout the workday, as well as some yoga poses and pushups while I watched the Cubs game on TV.

Thursday: I awoke after snoozing seven times for a quick 2-mile run before grabbing Starbucks with a new friend in Edgewater. I loved seeing a new neighborhood and getting tips on places to eat in Chicago. When Graham got home from work we took the dogs on a 1.26-mile run/walk. Taylor could only manage .8 mile before we had to walk. Girl needs to build some stamina!

Friday: Not much exercise.

Saturday: 7.32 miserable, windy miles. I thought it would be warm like it was Friday, so I was unprepared. I wore shorts and a T-shirt with arm sleeves. The wind was unrelenting. I decided to turn around early, abandoning my plan to run 12 miles.  I made my way to Whole Foods Edgewater for its pre-opening celebration. I braved the cold to get my free meatless barbecue sandwich, a reusable bag and samples. Then I ran/walked home as fast as possible to warm up.

I'm excited to have a Whole Foods so close to our apartment!

Sunday: I didn't do any exercise. I spent the rainy day taking care of errands, doing laundry and cleaning.

Monday: Yoga at the studio. I found the Level 1-2 class challenging because we spent more time than usual in the poses. I liked that the teacher let us work on pincha mayurasana and scorpion; I was able to do both! It's been a couple of months since I have worked on them.

Week's goal: 19 miles.

Actual mileage: 13.04.

April mileage so far: 53.82.