Tuesday, October 1, 2013

September Goals and Marathon Training Week 2 Update

It's Tuesday - the worst day of the week;)

Marathon Week 2 Training Update

Training Schedule in BLACK - What I actually did in GREENISH BLUE
Monday, Sept 23rd - 3 miles or Rest / REST
Tuesday, Sept 24th - 3-4 miles or Cross Train / 3 Miles
Wednesday, Sept 25th - 4 miles / 5 Miles
Thursday, Sept 26th - Cross Train or Rest / REST
Friday, Sept 27th- 4-6 miles / REST
Saturday, Sept 28th - Rest / 13.1 Miles
Sunday, Sept 29th - 8-10 miles / REST

Total Miles Week 1 of Training = 21.1 MILES

- with the half this past weekend, I scaled back a tad on the miles and took two rest days off before the half. I REALLY am glad I did and will most likely do this before every race from here on out.

- this week's schedule looks just like the one above - I AM going to get up my mileage by 3 or 4 miles though. I have the MO Cowbell Half Marathon on Sunday so I want my legs rested up a bit for that race as well but I need to stick with my marathon training.


Alright... it's time to recap my September goals and see if I kept up my end of the bargain? I wrote about my September goals HERE.

Here they were:
- Plank a Day Challenge... (with Melissa) 
yeah NOPE... didn't do but a week. FAIL

- Squats every day - find the dang time... 
I stuck to this pretty well. I am going with PASS

- Stick to my training schedule 
PASS with a few minor changes here and there

- One cheat day a week - yes a whole day because my meals turn into a day... no shame in the game... FAIL - I ate. I ate better but I ate... I need to just give this one up... I mean, honestly.

- No Swedish Fish ALL month - I am dying on the inside thinking about this... 
PASS and I am dying to get my hands on a bag tonight.

- Booze... ONCE a week - that's it... shouldn't be too terrible, but football and beer go together like Big Sexy hairspray and me;) 
PASS - actually I don't think I even drank once a week. I really cut out booze and it wasn't the end of the world. 

All in all 2 FAIL's and 4 PASSES - I am pretty pleased with last month's goal challenge:)

In other running news - have you heard about the Hot Chocolate 15/5K that is coming to St. Louis for the FIRST time December 15th? This run not only has some delish swag / adorable zip ups / and a chocolate filled post race party but the BEST part is the charity is the Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis.

I would run this race, but I am running the St. Jude Marathon the week before so I am taking a hiatus from racing for a bit after that. If you are interested - Emily from Running Like a Mother is having a great giveaway today (post should be up soon) for a free entry for the run (the cost is $65.00 dollars) so check it out!


How did your Sept goals go? Running the Cowbell this weekend? Thoughts on the Hot Chocolate Race?


  1. I am glad I am not the only one who hasn't finished the plank challenge yet, but I want to, so I am finishing it this month. Today is day 21 for me, I am so close I can taste it! Plus my weak abs are actually improving I think. I still haven't been able to hold one without rest for more than a minute and a half, but I am getting in the time planking each day!

    Congrats again on your half and I cant believe you have another one this week! :)

  2. The only goal I'm surprised you passed was the no swedish fish for a ENTIRE month!! WAY to go!!! I must say, I figured you'd cheat on that one! :) Enjoy that bag tonight!!! Love you!

  3. Two half marathons in a week??!! That is nuts! So proud of you lady! Plus, I am super excited for you to indulge in some delish fish tonight! You more than deserve them!!

  4. What a fun race idea!!! I am so excited for you to get your hands on some Swedish Fish!

  5. Great job with the Swedish Fish.. you have some serious willpower! I wish you could run the Hot Chocolate race with me but thanks for the shout out! :)

  6. Way to go, girl!! You did awesome!! So proud of you for sticking to the no Swedish fish, rule! I hope you and your "fish" have a wonderful evening! :)

  7. Awesome job on the September goals. I'm going to set some goals for myself for October. Hopefully I will stick to them.

  8. I need to drink your Koolaid. :) See ya this weekend, love!!

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