17 Weeks & 19.5 Miles

I was out of town the beginning of the week for the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl where The University of Toledo defeated Temple University. It was a fantastic trip, I love the alumni and friends who travel with my office to bowl games.

While I was in Florida, I was able to run both mornings before my work day began.
On Monday morning I ran 5 miles and on Tuesday morning I ran 6.5.
Christmas morning took me to the Towpath Trail for 8 miles. I ran an out and back from the Roche de Bout shelterhouse of the Metroparks. I am a drinker while I run. During races I stop at every water stop and typically take two cups of water or Gatorade. No matter the distance of the race, I almost always take two. Drinking while I run is my favorite. So, I forgot to drop a water bottle at my half way point, so I was seriously thirsty at the end of my 8.

One thing I have come to realize is that I desperately need new running tights. I bought mine when I was 20+ pounds heavier and when I run, they fall about 3″ down on my waist. I spend half of the damn run just pulling my tights back up. I am a massive Target C9 fan when it comes to my running/lifting gear. I tried on a few pairs the other day. Girl’s XL, girl’s L, women’s S, women’s XS. Man do tights fit weird across these sizes. Both pairs of the girl’s tights were large in the waist. What, the waist? I thought that would be the one spot that would be too tight. The women’s S was too big in the waist, too. I finally hit a home run with the women’s XS, short size. They actually fit like a glove and I can’t wait to test them on a run this week. If they are as great as I hope they are, then I’m going to go back and clean them out! I did check out TJ Maxx and had no luck with any XS/Short sizing.

I did plan on running this morning, but it was raining and I totally chickened out and went to the gym instead.
2015-12-27 10.53.28I am happy I ended up at the gym because it has been over a week since I picked things up and put them down. There are only 17 weeks until the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon and these need to be some seriously kick ass weeks for me, and that means I need to continue to lift. Dave’s Marathon In-Training begins one week from Tuesday and making sure I am ready to run with a group is crucial to me. I am, and always have been, a solo runner. Between the heart and the knee, my pace has been sketchy in the past, but I think I have found a pace that I can stick with during my runs. I am still nervous of group running, but I’ll have to get over that fast.

So, 19.5 miles and 1 gym session…not my best week, but I’m happy with it because of how much traveling I did for work.
Tomorrow begins a new week – make it a good one!


  1. I do love C9 clothes! I have a pair of capris that are my favorite.
    Marathon training is ON!! Good job on getting your workouts done.
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