How did I get to the week of Philadelphia Half Marathon already?! When my friends first mentioned heading up to Philly to do the half, it seemed like I would have months to train for it. Well, a summer of calf injuries set me back a bit but none the less, here I am ready to take on Philly. Ready or not? Here I come!
I plan to run the half doing intervals and I know I will make it to the finish. It will just take me a lot longer than I’d like. I actually had anxiety dreams this week about it. So silly! Why do we do these things? This weekend is also my husband’s birthday and he is from Philly. We organized a few get togethers with his old crew so that’s a great reason to go to Philly. That and FMO! Anyway, here’s a quick snapshot of my week.
Ready or not? Here I come…
Sunday- hip hop hot yoga
Hit up a hip hop hot yoga class in NYC with good friend. While it was fun to try again, not a class I would take on a regular basis. The music is way too loud and doesn’t really “flow” with the yoga moves. The room was so dark and crowded that I could not see anything.
Monday- 60 min strength training
I always look forward to my Monday strength training session. Perfect way to start the week. My friends took me out for an early birthday dinner. Feeling very blessed to have such a wonderful group of ladies in my life. Runner friends really are the best friends.
Tuesday- 3.75 mile run
Short and sweet one today. Pretty muddy out there on the trail but loving these temps.
Wednesday- 90 min strength training /boxing
Birthday workout! Might have treated myself to both a cupcake and a piece of cake. Trying out my new Activmotion bar. (Full review coming soon) but if you are interested use fitapproach25 for 25% off. Great to have at home for strength training.
Thursday- 50 m ellipitcal
Woke up to a snowy, icy mix not ideal for outside running. Should I have done a short treadmill run? Probably but I opted for the ellipitcal instead.
Friday- travel to Philly and expo packet pick up
Saturday- Philly Half Marathon
Ready or not? Here I come! I made it through the 13.1 woo hoo. Stay tuned for the full recap this week.
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Who else has run a half marathon that they did not train for?