Oh... I am getting a new look... YAY... today's posts might be a little bumpy as my FAV HJ works his magic... I am stoked!!!
Training Schedule in BLACK - What I actually did in BLUE
Monday, Sept 2nd - 4 miles or Rest / 4 Miles
Tuesday, Sept 3rd - 3 miles or Cross Train / 6 MILES
Wednesday, Sept 4th - 4 miles / 4 Miles
Thursday, Sept 5th - Rest / REST
Friday, Sept 6th- 6 miles / 3 MILES
Saturday, Sept 7th- Rest / REST
Sunday, Sept 8th - 6 miles / 6.55 MILES
Total Miles Week 9 of Training = 23.55 MILES
Shall we discuss the IVS Peoria, IL Half Marathon? Yeah... if you want to read recaps - you can read Holly's or Sami's.
Here is my recap... It was the first race I ever quit and honestly I don't regret it AT ALL. It was NOTHING but steep incline hills and my knees were aching... I knew by mile 5 I was DONZO. I have 3 halves coming up and a full in December I am NOT going out on a course like that. NOPE - ain't having it! Sometimes your body just knows and mine was saying "save those hip flexors baby..." so I listened and I have NO REGRETS. Very proud of Laura, Holly, and Sami for finishing a hard core course like that. It was wonderful to be a part of Running for Maggie and maybe we will even get together more for her.
I finished 6.55 and then was able to sit on the sidelines and see the finishers who placed come in. It was amazing. I have NEVER been on the "watching" side of the race and it was an amazing experience. I watched the first male come in, then the first female - grueling I tell you. These people were BEASTS - anyone who finished that course was a beast...
I believe things happen for a reason - me stopping let me be able to see how hard these people work to make the times they did. It let me watch them huff & puff, make weird noises, and collapse at the finish line. Honestly it started a fire inside... Kind of put the "HELL YEAH" back in motivation for me. Sparked a desire to crank this shiz up...
Am I a quitter - sure I am... but I don't regret it, it lead me to find that motivation I was lacking... and watch out people cause it's BACK!