Fitness Friday: Week 10 of Marathon Training (but not really)

Workout Wrap Up

Saturday: 8 miles

Sunday: 15 miles

Monday: 6 miles

Tuesday: 5 miles + Jillian Michales 6 week 6 pack

Wednesday: REST

Thursday: 7 miles

Friday: 6 miles + Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30

Total Miles: 47 

Walk breaks: 117

I totally gave up on paces this week. I also cut a few of my runs short. Notice I didn't give pace times this week? I had some of the slowest runs I've had in the last two years, and I don't give a care. It's still in the 90's here and nearly 90% humidity in the morning and I just can't take it anymore. So, while I still fully intend on running in the Pensacola marathon in November I am hereby giving up on pace goals and would just like to not hate running anymore. Actually, I don't hate running I just cannot take this suffocating weather. I miss running. I miss the crisp mornings that made me feel energized and alive. Running through this heat just makes me feel drained and grumpy. I've been keeping up my push-up's after every run and I'm up to 15 now!

The one thing I've been doing more of lately is stopping to take photos on my runs. (1) it gives me a great excuse to stop and walk and (2) if I can't find a way to make running enjoyable I'm going to lose the desire to do it 6x a week with this Hanson plan.

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2014-09-11 08.15.49My 5th class started up this week so to say I've been tired is a gross understatement. I plan my life around naps now. I'm also tired of having lunchtime classes 4 days a week so I end up eating just snack-type meals around 10 and 2 most days. Man I'm complaining a lot in this post. I shouldn't be. I love my life right now (despite how it sounds!) It's just been non-stop since the semester started and I may already be counting down to Thanksigiving break.

Salem has been helping me prepare my lectures.

2014-09-10 10.04.43The lack of sleep and lack of food prepping has meant some less-than-super-healthy food choices. Like nachos for dinner.

2014-09-09 17.47.40-1I've also reached the point where I don't even pretend I'm going to save the other half of my Udi's GF pizza for later. That's ranch dressing in the middle.

2014-09-11 13.59.21This weekend I am going to sleep, maybe work a little to get a head start on next week, and try to work on being more grateful and less stressed! I can't wait for the cooler temps to get here so Travis and I can enjoy some outdoor activities. I think being cooped up inside for months has been contributing to my grumpiness.

What are your weekend plans? What do you do to relax when you feel like you are too stressed out to relax?