marathon training: week 10

I’m realizing most of these posts reflect the one huge roller coaster marathon training is. I’ve had so many great days, and so many anything-but days, and at this point I just want to get to Eugene and race. I think the itch finally hit me after watching SO many people have amazing races this weekend — PRs, BQ’s, and overall kickass times were everywhere. Pretty darn inspiring.

Quick rundown,

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 5 miles (7:40/mile), lift — felt great

Wednesday: 6 miles (7:45/mile) — felt meh

Thursday: 3 miles (8:00/mile), lift — felt fine, and did a 45 min lifting sesh with some coworkers and the Nike Training app. Discovered tuck jumps are SO FUN.

Friday: 20 miles  (8:30/mile) — decided to do my long run on Friday night to “have energy” for the rest of the weekend. I ran the first 8 miles with Corey, and took her through the wind tunnel that is the West Side Highway (SORRY!) It was great seeing her and catching up, though (: Theeen my body rejected the whole “running for a long time thing” come mile 16 and it was a painful finish to 20. In hindsight, I probably should have stopped, since I definitely was feeling something more than fatigue. I’m also not used to running long in the evening, and my body was so achey at night I couldn’t fall asleep till an embarrassingly late hour. Oy. Long run not FTW this week.

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: 5 miles (8:00/mile) — ran early in the AM with my bFF Danielle, though I felt half asleep and kind of crappy. These runs are better with friends, at least (: (:

In other (way more exciting?) news, I’m fostering a KITTEN that Danielle rescued. Her name is Nora. I haven’t decided if I’m going to adopt her (cats live forever, and I like to travel a lot and can barely take care of my own living, breathing, self) but I’m already falling in love with her.

nora

Also, I’m trying to become a real person before I turn 25, and have a lengthy to-do of shit I need to get done before then. One is getting rid of my comforter I’ve had since circa forever ago and using a gift certificate I have to Anthropologie to get one of their suuuuuuper soft quilts. I’ve narrowed it down to three, and can’t decide because a)  can’t make decisions b) don’t have a good decorative eye and c) don’t know how to “match” things. My room is white, I have some moss green “curtains,” and there’s a brown dresser somewhere in there. Now please, help me decide. Thanks yous!

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About Laura

marketing director at Possible. formerly at Greatist. Still running, finding zen, and searching for the perfect bloody mary.

Posted on March 17, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. I’ll vote off the one in the middle – all are nice though! So lovely to see you today and thank you so much for coming!

    • so great seeing you — so much to celebrate! and yeah, I like #2, too…it comes in coral also! (Which, I just call “orange,” but am learning there’s a difference….)

  2. I like the middle blue-and-green one best!

  3. That kitten is adorable! You need to keep it 🙂

  4. Nora is adorable!!! Cats are a bit easier to own since they require less attention than dogs (shhh don’t tell Chloe!), but they can get into ‘higher’ things….

    As for comforter, I like the first one! Clicked the photo for a larger version and it has some ocean type theme, so I’m a bit biased toward that!

  5. I LOVED running with you on Friday…despite the wind – it makes us stronger 🙂 Thanks for showing me around! I CAN’T WAIT to see you in a month!!!

  6. i love the 3rd one! so jealous of yalls hangouts this weekend and so wish i was going to see you next month-but looking forward to ragnar already!

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