Monday, October 30, 2017

MARATHON MONDAY: WDW Marathon, Week 18

Happy Monday, Pals!

Week 18 was quite busy for me, I did a lot of yoga and cross training this week in order to stay lose and strong for my long run on Saturday.

Some of my current favorite cross-training routines can be found over here on this post, best part? They are FREE so go check it out!

Tuesday Run
We struggled to get the girls all to bed at a decent hour so instead of running my full thirty minutes I opted to just do one quick mile on the treadmill. I didn't even dress up in a character, I put on my shirt from the first time I ran the Goofy Challenge and headed out the door.

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Wednesday we took advantage of some absolutely beautiful weather and headed to the park for some family fun time.

Thursday was an absolutely perfect day for the Pumpkin Patch, so I pulled out some cute coordinating clothes and loaded the girls into the car to pick my husband up and go straight to the pumpkin patch! It's one of our favorite Fall traditions!

Since we had another evening of Family time, I decided to skip my training run on this evening. Running and Training is very important to me. However, my girls are even more important to me and they are growing so big, so when my house is filled with the giggles of three precious little ones, I just can't seem to leave for my run.

Friday was a fun-filled day, my sister in law watched our littlest love so that I could take the two oldest girls to the library for storytime. After storytime, we spent the day with Tita and then I left all three girls with my in-laws and headed home for a relaxing evening at home with my Husband and friends. We had pasta (my current carb load meal of choice) and watched the Secret Window with Johny Depp.

I've seen the movie several times, but it still freaks me out every time. It's a classic Halloween movie in our home, we like it because it's creepy - but not gory.

4:12 a.m., my alarm went off and I rolled back over... I decided to snooze for another 30 minutes before getting up for my run. Around 5:45 we headed out to our running spot so I could run my 16 miles. The weather was so beautiful! It was a nice 70 degrees and low humidity. I could tell it was going to rain - but while I was running there was no rain.

Mile 1 - I started to have some GI issues, so I paused my watch and called my husband. He came and picked me up, took me to a restroom and then I continued on my merry way.

Mile 2-7 - Felt great, I did an interval of 45-second run and 1:30 walk. It was recommended to me by another mom friend who is training for the WDW Marathon, so I thought I would give it a try. She was right, I felt SO much better throughout the run!

Miles 8-11 - I started to get frustrated with some cyclists, and I could tell the weather was about to cave in so I cut my run down and did some post-run yoga flow and then we headed to Starbucks for a coffee and some other errands for my daughters Halloween Party.

I felt great while I was running, but according to my Fitbit, I'd only slept for about 3 hours - this could be the reason I completely crashed onto the couch and slept for two hours after everything was all set up for the girls to come home.

For the run I decided to dress like Eeyore, I purchased the shirt for our daughters Winnie the Pooh themed Birthday.

And that's my week, it was pretty amazing and I'm excited for next week!

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