8/1/12

Week 2 Half Marathon Training Update!!

How Half Marathon Training Isn't What You Think It Would Be

Training for the Los Angeles Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon hasn't been as easy as I expected. 

To begin, I am not a lover of running. It's more of a casual dating relationship.  I run because it makes sense, I am addicted to endorphins, and nothing beats the burning-in-the-lungs / eek-I-am-going-to-die feeling that running brings. 

However, I am NOT a fan of the injuries (an Achilles tendon issue, calf issues, and shin soreness) that running brings. Sure, part of it is my fault for pushing my body to the max, but that is what I want in a good work out and I don't want to worry whether or not I am injuring my body. I just want to run faster and longer every time I lace my trainers, instead of waiting and waiting for my body to be ready to increase mileage.

Training for the week:

Monday: 3 Miles easy, 20 Minutes Pilates

Tuesday: 3 Miles easy, 20 Minutes Stretching

Wednesday: 2 Miles easy, 20 minutes Pilates

Thursday: 4 Miles easy, 20 Minutes Stretching

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 4 Miles easy, 30 Minutes Pilates, Lots and Lots of Stretching

Last night Joel and I headed to the tiny gym at our apartment complex to knock out some treadmill fun, and I dared Joel to wear a headband, and he did! 


Everyone stared at him like he was a crazy person. It was awesome. 

I am very jealous of my husband because he runs way faster than me and can run way longer than me and he doesn't even have to try. Humph. Boys


Here is a super pretty post-workout pic for you to enjoy. 

Breakfast this morning looked like: 


(Peanut Butter Sandwich with Ezekiel Bread, berries, and 1 tsp honey!) 

This baby kept me full until 11:30! (five hours!) 

Went grocery shopping for LBN approved eats: 


And made a delicious pasta for dinner: 


1/2 cup whole wheat pasta
bell peppers
olives
mushrooms
broccoli
1 tbs feta cheese
canned roma tomato for the sauce (spiced with red pepper, basil, and 1/2 tsp salt)
1 tsp garlic 
 4 oz grilled chicken

It was delish! Super spicy though. It made me cry!!! 

Have a fab Wednesday!

<3 Beth

 

4 comments:

  1. I've been running too! When Callie and I come out we'll have to go for a run together - although you'll totally kick my butt!
    btw! I made a new blog for myself! haha its acreativespaceslc.blogspot.com - yay! Can't wait to hug you in a couple weekends!

    Nicole

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  2. First time to your blog. I wasn't sure what to comment on first: how much i love your header or how awesome you're doing with training for a half, so I went for both!

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    1. Thanks Caitlin!!! Thanks for visiting :)

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  3. Love this Beth! I'm exercising a TON here in Salzburg and have been reading your blog for help! Can't wait to get back AND SEE YOU! :)

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