May the wind stay at my back and may angels give me wings to fly.

I started avidly running in April of 2007, 8 weeks after my little boy was born. I was only running about 15 miles a week just to lose baby weight but a friend of mine was thinking of running the Honolulu Marathon. I made the bold move of doing it with her with the simple goal of just to finish. I finished my first marathon in 2008 with a time of 5:13. In 2009 I started running more miles, up to 40 a week when my schedule would allow that much. I signed up for my second Honolulu marathon and finished with a time of 4:48. That was with only 6 weeks of training, two of them being taper weeks. I finished with tears of joy and one other thing, the strong desire to run every runner's dream...BOSTON! I have some real good days and some real bad days but I hope someone finds inspiration in my spirit and strength. If you dig deep enough you will find the strength to do whatever your heart desires. "Don't follow your dreams...CHASE THEM!"

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Weekly update

So...after suffering from 2 migraines this week I still managed to get a decent number of miles in, 34. I have an appointment Tuesday to see the doctor about them, again...and get more medicine...again.
Runs were good this week. I had a couple easy paced runs but also had some faster ones. Fartleks were good this week and I hadn't done them in awhile. Friday I had the chance to run Diamond Head and even had a little off road adventure treking downhill to the beach. It was a good run and workout on my legs for hillwork but the hour rest on the beach was fabulous. :) I took Saturday off to prep for today's long run, well, semi-long. I had to be back home by 7:15 so hubby could leave for work so my 12 miler turned into a 10 but I made it a good one. Hills throughout the run one of which was a steady incline for 1.5 miles and my cheeks were feeling the burn! I took the pace easy the entire run but the last two miles I did pick it up without realizing it to a 9min mile.
My core/strength workouts have been consistent this week. I love some of my new core exercises. My weight is now 126, waist 26, hips 38. Not bad at all. Lean but still got my curves! When I started this new training in January I was at around 133, waist around 27, hips too big, lol! I had gained weight 6 weeks during my injury down time before the marathon so I wanted to get back to my normal weight and such. Thanks Mickey!
From the sounds of it we are here until January so the Honolulu marathon will be my 3rd and hopefully my 4th marathon will be a BQ. We shall see. I still have a lot of speed to do and maintain. That equates to a lot of praying and hard work!

I live. I dream. I run.

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