Monday, November 11, 2013

Weekly Recap 11/4 – 11/10

Happy Veteran’s Day! Thank you to all who served!

Marathon Training Countdown – 2 Week Down, 16 Weeks to Go!

Ahhh I just love ticking off the weeks of that training countdown. It means another Monday is here and I am one step closer to that 26.2 mile victory! The nervousness I was feeling before is gradually turning to excitement! I think it was because I had a very strong long run on Saturday. I did 7 miles in perfect weather and my mental strength level was at 110%. I only hope for similar conditions once my long runs get in to the double digits over the next few months!

This past week was great overall – my downfall once again was the strength training. I NEED to get a yoga DVD for Tuesdays because, like the week before, I came home from work, laid on the couch, and felt a twinge of guilt every time I looked at my free weights. I just could not get myself up out of pure exhaustion! I think yoga will defeat that exhaustion since it is, in essence, a relaxing and de-stressing workout.

Also, Robert’s birthday was yesterday! He turned the big 3-0! We went to lunch at Pappasito’s on Saturday, and saw Thor (it was amazing!). On Sunday, I made some pumpkin spiced cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting to celebrate(they turned out delicious!).

At Pappasito’s – Robert is rockin’ that sombrero!

Cupcakes! Recipe HEREimage

Finally, a shout out to everyone who did runDisney’s Wine & Dine half marathon and/or the Jingle Jungle 5K this past weekend! I cannot wait to start reading everyone’s recaps!

My workouts this week:

Monday: 4 x (800 meters fast pace + 400 meters walk)

800 meters pace = 8:45 min/mile
400 meters pace = comfortable walk

Tuesday: Stretching & Foam Rolling

Wednesday: 4 Mile Easy Run (Pace: 10:30 min/mile)

Thursday: 3 Mile Easy Run (Pace: 9:30 min/mile)

Friday: Stretching & Foam Rolling

Saturday: 7 Mile Long Run (Pace: Unknown)

Sunday: Full body strength training using 10 lb free weights, resistance band, and body weight

Monday Motivation! 

QOTD: Are you a fan of the Avengers movies?


  1. Good morning Lauren - congrats on the awesome 7 mile run this weekend! Love it when everything falls into place for a fantastic training session :) I tend to slack on my strength training too, especially over the summer when all I want to do it get outside for my runs.

    Side note: I have this same Women's Running photo as my computer background right now!

    Happy Monday :)

    1. Good morning Jewell! Thanks so much - I really love it too. Strength training can be rough for runners haha we just need to suck it up and do it! lol

      I hope you have a great Monday!

  2. I love the Avengers movies! The new Thor was so great. I seriously have a thing for Loki ;) It looks like you had a great week of training. Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks!! Haha I think a lot of ladies have a thing for Loki :) My favorite Avenger is definitely Captain America!

  3. I really want to see Thor. We're into the season of movie watching :)

    1. It was SO good; you definitely need to see it. I am really looking forward to a couple movies in the next few weeks. Have you seen the new Maleficent trailer that was released today?! I'm so excited for that movie!