Marathon Training Week 13 and an Award!

I can’t believe that it’s been over 3 months since I began training for the marathon. In some ways I feel like I am starting over. My runs are slow. I have yet to do a long run over 13 miles. However, the great news is I am running and going to the gym again.  So here is the breakdown of the past week.


Scheduled Run

Actual Workout

Sunday, 10/9/11 Rest Day Rest Day


Monday, 10/10/11 5 Mile Run 5 Mile Run


Tuesday,  10/11/11 Rest Day Rest Day


Wednesday, 10/12/11 7 Mile Run 7 Mile Run
Thursday, 10/13/11 Rest Day Rest Day


Friday, 10/14/11 5 Mile Pace Run 4 Mile Run


Saturday, 10/15/11 15 Mile Run 45 Minutes on the Arc Trainer at the gym


Beginning this week I am revising my training schedule to reflect where I am at now. I appreciate the comments I received here during the broken rib ordeal. Writing about my experience helped me to take the time I needed to heal. I remain marveled by the body and its ability to endure something so painful yet repair itself as though nothing had ever happened. Rest assured that while I feel terrific, I am still going about the training in a mindful, cautious manner.

In other news the very sweet Marion, from Affection for Fitness awarded me a Liebster Blog award.

As she explained the word Liebster means ‘Beloved’ in German–and a show of love and support is what this award is all about.  The idea is to bring attention to blogs with fewer than 200 followers.

Thank you so much Marion. I am participating in Marion’s Fruits & Veggies 30 Day Challenge. She keeps everyone focused with daily articles or information about fruits and vegetables. I am enjoying the challenge and it has really made a difference in my diet over the last couple of weeks. Marion’s love of weightlifting is inspiring and motivating. Learning to lift weights at the gym can be a bit overwhelming especially for women. I love her attitude towards the gym. I just know if we went to the same gym she would have had me bench pressing a long time ago!

As I am relatively new to the blog world as an actual blogger I have very few followers. For those who read my blog and continue to come back, thank you very much. If you are new to my little blog please leave me a comment even if it is just to say hello. Please link to your blog too. I will repay the visit.

7 thoughts on “Marathon Training Week 13 and an Award!

  1. Hi Aimee! Yay for you!!! Your first bench pressing!!! I’m so happy for you! And proud that you just went up to nice people in the free weights area and asked! And you did a few sets already! It takes a little bit (few weeks) to get comfy with it and then–let’s watch you go! I really can’t wait to see what you’ll do with it! I’d love for you to do a post about the details of this experience. I’d definitely link to that post–because I am super duper thrilled!!!!!

    Thanks for the sweet comment about me up there–I feel that much toward you too!! If you were at my gym, I’d have definitely taught you how to bench press. But you’re finding out that there are very nice people in your gym too. And, perhaps someday, *you’ll* be the one teaching women how to bench press in *your* gym. 😀

    🙂 Marion

  2. Oh girl…you are an inspiration. Estou envergonhada….because gym is “calling” me and I’m still making excuses. Reminds me I really have to work out a schedule for myself too.

    Beijinhos e Força!

    • Obrigada Gigi. I have to make a schedule each week. It definitely helps. For marathon training I have a schedule that is months long. I used to workout here and there sometimes more regularly but then I would quit. Now I realize that not only do I feel better when I workout I am less tired and I don’t feel stressed out.

      Boa sorte!! Um grande abraço amiga, Aimee

    • Thank you so much for stopping by. Oh my goodness, if I can run, I am convinced that anyone can! I must say I’m jealous of you living in NYC. What an experience! I took a quick peek at your blog, but I’ll be back to read more.

  3. I’m recovering from an injury related to running as well and I’ve just gotten back into running this week as well. It felt great, but I can’t wait to get my mileage and stamina back where it was!

    • Hi Errign, good luck as you get back out there. I am so happy to be running again. I am definitely slower though, but that’s ok. I look forward to visiting your site. Thanks for reading.

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