Double Digits!

Compared to week seven, I crushed half marathon training week eight! I don’t know why I’m always surprised by this fact, but the more planning the better when it comes to workout consistency. Last week, I made sure to take into consideration my anticipated workload in my new role, social commitments, and our weekly meal plan schedule to make sure I hit each of my workouts. Here’s the breakdown:

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Hot. Mess.

Well. Starting a new school year in a new role was quite the reality check in terms of running. I was so confident going in to last week…nothing was going to stop me from half marathon training! I was going to stick to my workout schedule even if it meant becoming a morning exerciser!

Man, was I wrong. It’s obviously not a surprise that sticking to a workout plan is WAY more difficult when you actually have to plan…and not just find time to run in your otherwise wide open day. I miss summer already.

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Bike to Detroit!

I interrupt your regularly scheduled pegan/functional medicine/half marathon training programming to bring you: Bike to Detroit 2016!!!

Tomorrow is the big day! Zack and I are embarking on our second annual bike trip, this time from Cleveland Heights, Ohio to Detroit, Michigan. I don’t think excited even begins to describe how I’m feeling. We had the BEST time biking from Cleveland Heights, Ohio to Buffalo, New York last summer, and the fact that we’re going from 3 days to 6 days and 200 miles to 260+ miles is amazing. This time, we’re focusing on less miles per day, so we can enjoy the journey a bit more and not only focus on getting to each destination before dark.

Here’s the daily rundown:

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One month down!

Did I mention that I love having something to train for? The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon on September 24, 2016 is quite the driving force for me to keep up with running consistently. Additionally, Zack and I are counting down the final weeks until our bike trip. We leave for Michigan (final destination still slightly TBD) on August 1! We’re planning on tackling approximately 250 miles over 5 days and finalizing the details as we speak – I’ll write a post covering our plans as soon as they’re all set.

In the meantime, here’s the rundown of my fourth week of half marathon training:

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