I've officially completed 3 weeks of half marathon training! We've survived an eclipse, a hurricane, and many long nights with a teething baby. As you might recall from my last update - I was LOVING my early morning runs with my BRF Sara. I love the freedom that it gives me the rest of the day, the cooler temps and the fact that I'm not pushing over 100 lbs! However, BOTH of our husband's are college coaches (mine football, her's baseball) with crazy schedules. Since my last update, both of them have gained early morning commitments that make it tough for us to do our morning runs (unless we wanted to go at 4am...and we're not quite that desperate yet).
So - this past week I've been back to stroller running in the heat and IT.IS.HARD. There is no way to sugar coat it. I try to tell myself that it's just making me stronger but sometimes I feel like it's just breaking me down (more mentally than anything). One of our runs this week was so hot that I was drinking water out of baby Hallie's sippy cup and dealing with nausea and stomach cramping the rest of the day. Not cool. Not a good idea.
We have a home football game today (Go HOGS!) so I was able to get out with Sara and no kids this morning for our 4 miler. It was great! I can't stress enough how much of a game changer it is to have a solid running buddy. Did you know that Sara has been exercising for at least 30 minutes a day for over 450 days?! If that's not consistency and commitment, I don't know what is! She blogged about her first year of activity here if you want to hear more!
I'm going to have to get super creative in the next few weeks when my hubby is on the road...I'm still on the hunt for a treadmill to babysit for a few months! I feel like that is the only real feasible answer some days. So if you see me out in the death-heat of South Texas in the next few weeks...please send water and good vibes!
So...it was hot, but I can check another week of runs off the list. Week 3...CHECK!
I still want to hear about your race training! Is it still hot where you are? Do you race train with a stroller? Anybody want to send me a treadmill to blog review? (wink wink)
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