I canâ€™t believe I am well into week 3 of marathon training!!! It has been amazing. I feel like I am seriously in the best shape of my life. I guess all that cross-training and strength training has paid off! I can not tell you enough friends how strength training has changed my LIFE!
So far we have done a 16 mile run, and this past weekend we did a 18 mile run. It was seriously amazing. We are training on a down hill, flat and a bit of hilly course. We are FLYING!! I pushed us (I am sure Susie loved me for that ) We did an amazing 8:27 pace and felt amazing! At this rate we could BOSTON QUALIFY!
I have been doing some pretty hard coreÂ HIT training after our NROL workouts and I honestly think it is what has helped me keep my speed!!! Love that I am only running 3 times a week and lifting twice a week, such an awesome balance!
This is what getâ€™s me up at 4am most mornings!
Ok, I canâ€™t blame all my speed on my hard work (ok I DO and I will), but these awesome shoes do help! I may have been converted to aÂ Saucony fan for life!!!! I am loving my new KINVARA 4â€™s!!!
LOVE the color, love how light they are, love how I feel like I am running on air!!! I love that their slogan isÂ KICKASSIMUS. I will do a better review once I run in them for a bit longer!
I am still hitting up the gymÂ on Tuesdayâ€™s and Thursdays for our early morning gym session to keep up our NROL training plan. Enjoying every minute of it and feel like itâ€™s a nice break in between our running days!
Fueling while I train is super important to me. I typically have a piece of Ezekiel bread with almond butter or a banana before I head out for a run. It gives me the energy I need and is something my stomach can handle. On Tuesday I was out near a Whole Foods and picked up some of my favorite training fuel, Vega!!!Â I love their pre workout, sustaining guu, and post workout fuel!
I also enjoy my Shakeology every morning to give me the protein I need, and all my fruits and veggies for the day!
People always ask me how I shop and I tell ya, Fresh and Easy makes life so simple. I pick up about 75% of our groceries for the week there, a few things from Trader Joeâ€™s and hit up the farmers market for some produce. I LOVE GROCERY SHOPPING!!! I honestly would love to be a personal grocery shopper/cook one day! I am huge on picking up REAL ingredients and Fresh and Easy makes that so simple!
Most nights for dinnerÂ I eat some kind of tofu or fish, a big pile of veggies and a sweet potato or quinoa. I also love a glass of wine about twice a week as well, especially on SUNDAYS!
I canâ€™t believe I am running a marathon in 7 weeks, I am not sure it has really hit me yet!!
Question: What is your favorite pair of running shoe?