Monday, July 11, 2011

Im back!

After a long hiatus, I am back to the blogging world, for now...
The month of June was busy, busy with work, with kids, friends, everything! July started off with a beach trip which helped put June behind us. Now I am ready to rock my marathon training plan. Which officially starts today!
My training plan is 16 weeks and I'll be running the Atlanta marathon Oct. 30th!
I'm so excited, even though it's soooo far away. I'm keeping the plan kind of open for change, because I realize a "set in stone" schedule just doesn't work for me. My schedule is unpredictable with kids and work and sometimes adjustments need to be made on the fly.
My training goals are:
  • Running 5 days per week
  • Saturday long runs (I really hope not to miss any of these)
  • speed work
  • (2-3) 20 mile runs and (1) 22 miler
I've been running about 35-40 miles a week for the last few months so I'll be increasing my mileage from there. I also hope to keep strength training twice per week, and to increase my protein intake. I don't have a time goal yet, but I think I'll have an idea of that about midway through.
My left hip has been bothering me for about a week, it pops when I walk and is a little achey. It doesn't hurt when I run, but I've definitely got to keep an eye on it.

The past month and a half have been chaotic, but fun too. I don't have any pictures because my son erased all of my photos on my camera (accident) including our vacation pics and my daughter's first birthday. Plus I'm on a new computer and haven't even attempted to upload photos.
I've been reading everyone's blog from my phone, anytime I have a free moment and I need to be better about commenting and posting. I stopped posting because I didn't have time and I didn't feel like I had anything to post about. At least with the marathon training about to be underway I'll have a topic to talk about incessantly!
Happy Monday!


  1. Glad you're back to the world of blogging! I'm excited to have you back! You can help keep me accountable, since I'll start training for my marathon a couple of weeks after yours!

  2. so glad you are back!!! excited for your training plan and LOVE that you are running the ATL marathon...I am kinda obsessed with that city :)