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!"

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Summer training

So my summer training has started off a little slow but it getting into a groove now. My first day back from taking 2 weeks off to study and take my finals was filled with adrenaline and then some serious soreness for the next few days. I did too much my first day back and had some bad groin soreness and I was scared that I had injured myself again. I had tried to run 3 days after doing my first run and first cycling after 2 weeks and I couldn't take 3 strides. I had to stop. Luckily it was just soreness and I am back to 100% again. I took it easy this past week to heal and do some cross training in the pool.

Due to hubby's crazy and ever changing work schedule I have to go with the flow and adjust my outdoor run days as I can. I'm starting cycling and swimming as my cross training. The swimming part I absolutely love because if I can't get to the olympic size pool on base then I can take my kids here to our community pool and they play while I do laps. I've been getting in a good hour and half with and without fins and speed intervals. I also tow the kids occassionally too to that adds to my strength and they get a kick out of it. I'm getting back into my core/strength routine as well. I've had to lower my sets to 3 until after this next week then I will resume my 6 sets.

I'm excited to see how my summer training goes and excited to do some new things. Trying to qualify for Boston in December is a big challenge for me. I still have a long way to go on maintaining my speed and that is very tough for me. All I can do is my best and pray. The fall will be tough for me because I will be in class again and getting ready for a big move. We will be moving close to Christmas time. Lots on my schedule of accomplishments and must do's for this year. Pray and hope it is my time.

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