Saturday, May 25, 2013

Week 21

This was a big week!
Last weekend I ran 18 miles, and ran another 4 with my coworkers on Monday - including hills!
David had a slew of interviews and his  Chef of the Day project on Friday - all a huge success!  It has been so nice seeing him so happy.  :)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

18 miles including the Beat the Bridge 8k

18 miles DONE!
Awesome run, ran to the Beat the Bridge 8k, beat the bridge (just barely, but still - awesome!), and then ran home (plus a 1.5 mile detour because I NEEDED to see 18 miles of me not giving up happen today!).
Thankfully it was a great run, my shoulders and feet are sore, but nothing a shower and a nap won’t fix. :)
I have to say that I was not a fan of the Beat the Bridge 8k, and won't be repeating this race.  Too many people in an area not able to support then - the race was crowded and then we spent almost an hour waiting in line to exit Husky Stadium.   That would have been scary if anything bad had happened. 
Next year I will be going back to the Seattle's Best 15k.  :)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Week 20

Two gym days, a conference,  happy hour, studying,  more calories,  more water, fingers crossed for tomorrow's 18 miles.  :)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Week 19

Another rough long run.  Cramps and a budding migraine (thankfully no fighting this week, I was feeling great until friday!) left me contemplating turning back after a just a mile.  I don't know how but I kept going and am again hoping next week will be better!  :)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Week 18

This week we really almost broke up, I had found an apartment and said the words.  But then he surprised me, wants to do the work, wants to keep trying, said that though the last two years have been hard he loves me, sees the progress that I am making, and is proud of my accomplishments.
And I really never thought I would hear that, or him acknowledge that his fears and no response have been driving a wedge between us.  So the move is on hold, we are trying one more time.  My long run was rough again today, but hopefully next week will be better.
Yes, the most stressful/busiest time of the year at work, selling my condo, the boyfriend business, and marathon training. What we are capable of is sometimes amazing.