And They’re Off to School!!!!!! Plus an update on that marathon thing I’m supposed to run…



You guys.  For those that don’t know, I threw up my white flag last week.  Summer won.  I caved and rolled over and said yes to everything.  And today, they went to school!!  I love my kids.  I LOVE Summer but there comes a point in every summer break, usually the last week for me, when the crap hits the fan and everyone is just simply over it.  That happened last week.  We did fine, finished well, kissed and prayed and took pictures and sent them on their merry way.  And now, Lila and I watch Beauty and the Beast and clean house and do laundry and shop for groceries.  And by this afternoon, we’ll be missing our boys.  But for now..Lila and I chill.  I can NOT figure out why my pictures aren’t loading…so frustrating.  Totally random thought but I can’t get my pictures from my phone to my lap top.  What the fudge?!  So I may be using some old pics til I can figure this thing out.  Technology is not my jam.

So a quick training update then I’m off to Pinterest land to plan my menu for a crazy week then hit the store with Lila, do all the laundry, run, lift weights, clean up my house and all the things before 2:45.  This is insanely reasonable yes?

7 amazing, COOL, 67 degree, faster than tempo miles that didn't make me want to curl up in the fetal position and end it all. Run cut short by oversleeping, a hubby needing to run and forgetting my water bottle. But I have goose bumps, so I'll take it. #comeonfall #wevegotmarathonstorun #chicago2015 #chicagomarathon #hokaoneone #justrun #runitfast #runnerland #runnersofinstagram #runnersofIG #run #runfar #werunsocial #womensrunningcommunity #sweatpink #athleta #lululemon #instarunner #marathontraining #sunrise #temporun #thankyourunning

So last week’s training was just atrocious.  Just for real.  Oh, except the AMAZING cool front we had.  That was from heaven.  But the running part sort of sucked.

I’m not even going through each day.  Here’s how it is going down.  Last week was the last week of summer, our bathroom is still under renovation and I was just flat tired.  So, I ran some, lifted some, rested a sore foot some and still ended the week with a 15 mile long run and feel like I can totally crank out the 5 I’m scheduled for later today along with my bootcamp workout I’m going to try and squeeze in before I get the boys from school.  Can we say long run on sentence? Here’s the moral of my marathon training story up to this point…BE FLEXIBLE.

You guys. My body is officially in marathon training rebellion. 8 easy miles turned to 3 boring and slow treadmill miles during which I was only interrupted by children 20,376 times. I walked twice due to some nagging pain in the bottom of my foot...which I've NEVER had until recently. What. The. Stink. 16 miles for tomorrow and I'm just praying cutting today short pays off and this old body makes it to the starting line on October 11th. This dang distance will not defeat me. #suckitupcupcake #butdontbestupideither #dontgethurt #trainsmart #thesortofhansonsmethod #wingingit #marathontraining #chicagomarathon #chicago2015 #runner #justrun #runnersofIG #runnersofinstagram

You can NOT control every aspect of your life, and while training to run 26.2 miles, plenty of life will happen.  So, I’m learning to listen to my body, run when I can, rest when I need to, and not carry around one ounce of guilt over a missed or shortened run.  Cranking out serious mileage with 3 kids at home and a busy husband who is also in the throw’s of training is tough.  NOT IMPOSSIBLE.  But tough.  Which means I have to make the most of the time I have.  I won’t let a training program dictate my life, but I’ll use it as a guide and do my very best to get myself to the starting line of Chicago prepared.  I feel like a broken record with this message, but it’s where I am.

✨✨"Out on the roads there is fitness and self-discovery and the persons we were destined to be."✨✨ Dr. George Sheehan 12 super early, hot and HUMID miles with this awesome lady. 4 more for me this afternoon. Now for some chocolate milk, a quick shower, a coffee to go and off to church. Happy running today you guys!!!! @8french #chicagomarathon #chicago2015 #instarunners #runnersofinstagram #runnersofIG #runnerland #marathontraining #longrun #sundayrunday #justrun #sweatpink #sohot #humidityisjuststupid

✨✨”Out on the roads there is fitness and self-discovery and the persons we were destined to be.”✨✨
Dr. George Sheehan

Listen up…..This round of training has been unlike any I’ve had.  I just have to deal with the fact that life is busy right now and this has not been as high up on my priority list as it usually is when I’m training.  And that’s totally ok.  You know what?  I’m enjoying it MORE.  I’m not anxious or nervous about long run’s, I’m taking the mileage I can get and enjoying it(besides the heat and horrible aweful no good ungodly humidity).  I know that training in this heat is a new challenge, and one I’ve never had.  It’s sort of awesome knowing I can run 12 miles in conditions that used to keep me from running 1 mile.  Not because I’m awesome.  I’m very much NOT.  It just goes to show that hard work and consistency, even though not according to plan, pays off.  Keep trucking people.  Set backs happen.  Injuries happen.  Life gets messy.  Just keep moving forward toward your goals.  You got this. Happy Monday my peeps.