Marathon Training Week 5

This was a good week in training. I was able to stick to my schedule for the most part. The weather was really rainy throughout the early part of the week. I know that I should run in all types of weather to feel comfortable on race day no matter what the day brings. I have run in the rain before and I’m sure that I will again. I have run in the cold and on snowy days. I have run in extreme humidity. I prefer to run outside but sometimes I just don’t feel like getting wet. So there were a few treadmill days this week.

Sunday, 8/14/11 Rest Day


Monday, 8/15/11 6 Miles Adjusted the schedule a little bit because my husband was home from work. I did a longer run today and saved the shorter run for later in the week. Unfortunately due to the weather I ran this one inside at the gym.


Tuesday, 8/16/11 4 Miles I did this run after work at the gym thanks to a rainy morning.


Wednesday, 8/17/11 3 Miles On the treadmill again.


Thursday, 8/18/11 Rest Day Spent the day at the beach with my BFF and our kids.


Friday, 8/19/11 5 miles Finally able to run outside again!


Saturday, 8/20/11 11 miles A glorious 11 miles right after work on a cool sunny morning at the reservoir. Done by 9:30 am!

Thursday was spent on the Connecticut shore with my best friend, Missy, and her four boys. They are all really great kids ranging in age from 15 to 4. I never thought we would have children the same age although it was in our plans as children sitting on my front steps. She had her first three kids in her 20s and I didn’t have Carlos until I was 33 years old. I was so excited when she found out she was due with her fourth son just months after I was due.

I’ve literally known her all my life. We grew up across the street from each other. We have one of those friendships that require little or no effort. We don’t have to talk every day or even every week to know that if one of us needs the other we would be there. We are as different as night and day, but that never mattered.

My mother used to tell me “if you can count your true friends on one hand then you’re lucky.” I don’t have many true friends, but I do have a few. If I only had Missy I would still consider myself lucky.

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