Monday, February 17, 2014

Weekly Recap 2/10/14 – 2/16/14

Marathon Training Countdown – 16 Weeks Down, 2 Weeks to Go!
Burpee Challenge Count – 610/1000

Wow, another week gone by, and another week closer to the Woodlands Marathon! Only 2 weeks left, and 1 more Saturday long run until the big race! I know a lot of people are leaving for Disney this week for the Princess Half Marathon as well, and I couldn’t be more excited for everyone who is going! I am so excited to read recaps!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Robert and I drove up to Dallas to visit family for the weekend, so we were actually in the car on Valentine’s Day. He still made it memorable, though – he has a tradition of giving me cute Disney stuffed animals, and this year I got Donald and Daisy Duck (and something new – a Caramel Macchiato-flavored cupcake, which was delicious)! He is the best husband!

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Training this week was fantastic. My mileage is still going down for the taper period, and my long run this week was 9 miles. All I could think on Saturday morning was ‘Yay, only an hour and a half of running today!’ Never thought I would see the day where I was excited to only run 9 miles, haha!

Saturday’s long-run stats:image

My workouts this week:

Monday: 4 X (1200 meters fast pace + 400 meters walk) + 40 Burpees

       1200 meters pace = 8:30 min/mile
       400 meters pace = comfortable walk

Tuesday: Yoga + 40 Burpees + Stretching/Foam Rolling

Wednesday: 6 Mile Easy Run (Pace: 10:30 min/mile) + 40 Burpees

Thursday: 4 Mile Easy Run (Pace: 10:00 min/mile) + 40 Burpees

Friday: Rest Day

Saturday: 9 Mile Long Run + 60 Burpees

Sunday: 60 Burpees + Stretching & Foam Rolling

Monday Motivation!

 QOTD: What did you do for Valentine’s Day?

16 comments

  1. So cute! Love Donald and Daisy! Glad you had a great weekend...hope the rest of your tapering for the Woodlands Half goes well! For Valentines Day, we celebrated in 2 parts - Thursday night, we had dinner out and Friday night, I cooked dinner at home.

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    1. Thanks, I was so excited when he gave me the stuffed animals! Your Valentine's Day sounds amazing :) We usually cook a nice dinner at home, too, but definitely did not this year since we were in the car for 4 1/2 hours!

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  2. Those are adorable! I spent Valentine's Day with friends at a CHL game. Sadly, our team lost, but some were handing out chocolate because they didn't want to eat it. I picked up a box of turtles since it's chocolate, caramel and pecans. Yes yes and yes :)

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    1. Thanks! That stinks that your team lost, but the chocolate definitely sounds like a great way to make up for it :) Turtle chocolates are so yummy!

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  3. Such cute gifts! I was looking forward to a picture of that cupcake, no? Glad u had a great weekend! PS. I put a link to your blog on our post today. Hope you don't mind.

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    1. Thanks! That cupcake didn't last long enough to get a photo lol :)

      And I don't mind at all - thank you so much for the shout out!!

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  4. I love your valentines day tradition so cute! You can never have too many stuffed animals. My Valentine's day was spent in Myrtle Beach it was a lot of fun!

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    1. I totally agree - stuffed animals are awesome :) Myrtle Beach sounds amazing!

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  5. Perfect motivation!
    I'm excited (& jealous) for everyone's recaps next week

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    1. Yes, I cannot wait to see recaps and lots of pictures! I'll be living vicariously through everyone at PHM lol :)

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  6. Good job on the training and the burpees - that's a lot of those!

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  7. Cute gifts! Love that Robert has a tradition. I spent the weekend in Dallas, too! I flew out to see my hubby and help him get settled into his new apartment. I can't believe that your marathon is just 2 weeks away! So exciting!!!

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    1. Thanks! That is awesome you were in Dallas too - whenever we passed TI driving through, I thought of y'all and wondered if you were actually visiting anytime soon. I hope he is all settled now!

      I can't believe how close the race is too! :)

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  8. That is a perfect quote to keep in mind as you get closer and closer to your marathon!

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