Sunday, September 7, 2014

Marathon Training: Week 13 [And My First Week as a P.E. Teacher]

WARNING:  This post has a lot of information AND PICTURES OF FOOD.  Do not read if you're hungry!:)

This has been such a wonderful week!  In case you didn't know, I recently landed a job as a P.E. teacher.  I finally get to do what I went to college for, woot woot!  My weekly mileage may have suffered a tad; I still have to get up extra, extra early to run in the morning, or I have to run in the afternoon...on the treadmill...for which I'm never in the mood.  For the next few weeks (before taper), I'm going to have to really focus on getting my mileage done.  My long run was perfection, so no worries there.  I should peak in two weeks, so I'm hopeful that I can keep a steady, consistent training schedule going!

Additionally, blogging will be back on track this next week.  I'm sorry for the hit-or-miss'ness of posting, as well as stalking you guys.  I'm back on it tomorrow morning with my Monday coffee.  ;)

As for this past week, in terms of Marathon training...and noms.
Week Thirteen Wrap-Up:

Monday - 45 minutes spinning while Harry was on the tready.

We hit up the club next to where we drop Sophs off.  It worked out perfectly!

And a "successful weekend with the kiddo" beer!

This ended.  Sad.:(

Tuesday - 4.01 easy miles on the dreadmill before Yoga.

And Harry went to class with me!

Wednesday - REST
I was feeling SUPER MEH on Wednesday!  I'm not sure if it's because of *girl parts time* coming up, or from working with the kiddos at school.  Either way, I skipped track night with the /R/iver /R/unners, and had some alone time at home.  I felt very rested the next day, so I got up early to pound out some miles.

Thursday - 6.81 easy miles through the 'hood...narrowly escaping a thunderstorm!

Friday - 4.25 easy miles.  I realized that I haven't been to one of my favorite places to run in a long while:  The park just a mile away from me.  I love that I live here!

Saturday - 21.21 beautiful long run miles.  A cool front moved in.  It was 62-70*F for three and a half hours.  I was the happiest runner in the whole city.  I'm convinced that the muscles that were worked the most were my smiling muscles!:D

I also finally got a chance to try this!  O...............................M.................................gah.

Harry finished up his 21 miles as well, and decided to "bang bang" Josi's Frozen Yogurt with the newest addition to our neighborhood:  CHIPOTLE.

Sunday - 5 recovery miles through the park (again!) with Harry.

We ended our run with some coffee, and some Glazed and Infused donuts, from a local coffee shop, Portage Grounds.  I was told that they have almond milk here, so I'm totally tackling a pumpkin spice latte when it gets cold!  <3


 41.28 miles for the week.  It wasn't supposed to be a low-mileage week, but with so many question marks in the air regarding energy levels and time commitments, I'm happy I got that much done!
As far as the rest of our Sunday, it contains football, some slow-cooked homemade chili a la Chef Harry, and a homemade flight!

Happy new week, and happy football season!  


  1. You have a Terrible Towel! Are you from Pittsburgh? Also, congratulations on your job!

    1. HAHA, no! I ran a half marathon there a few years ago! :) And THANKS!

  2. Nice job keeping decent mileage in spite of life getting in the way. You'll be fine. I only ran 41 miles this week myself.

  3. You continue to inspire me Tiffany! Congrats on your new job. I know you will do great things for your kiddos!

  4. G &I is so so amazing. And congrats on the 20+ miler!!


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