Monday, March 3, 2014

Weekly Recap 2/24/14 – 3/2/14

Marathon Training Countdown – 18 Weeks Down, 0 Week to Go!
Burpee Challenge Count – 1000/1000

I AM A MARATHONER!!! Saturday morning I ran the Woodlands Marathon and conquered the 26.2 mile distance for the first time ever! It was the most amazing and surreal experience of my life. There is so much emotion in crossing that finish line after nearly 5 hours of physical and mental endurance! I absolutely cannot wait to share my recap with you all – I’ll get it written as soon as I can, promise!

Me and one of my best friends, Long, crossing the finish!DSC03948

Me, Long, and my husband, Robert, after the race! He made an awesome sign!image

I also finished up my February burpee challenge last Wednesday. I am SO glad those are done, haha!

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After the race Saturday, I went to Panera for lunch with my parents, Robert, and Long. I also got to Face Time with my brother in San Antonio (he is doing his individual training to become an Army combat medic). I may or may not have used a few of those minutes to talk him into doing the new runDisney Avengers Half Marathon next year! After lunch, I relaxed at home with some Once Upon a Time reruns – only a week left until new episodes are back! Sunday I was definitely lazy again, but I think it was well-earned. I’ll be easing my way back into running later this week. My next race is the Alamo 13.1 in San Antonio in just a few weeks!

Speaking of the new runDisney race, I’m sure everyone has heard by now the announcement of the Avengers Half marathon at Disneyland – November 14-16 this year. I am so excited about this announcement – Robert and I are HUGE fans of the Avengers. We are doing the Wine & Dine Half later this year, so we are saving this new race for our 2015 calendar of events!

My workouts this week:

Monday: 3 Mile Easy Run (Pace 10:00 min/mile) + 60 Burpees + Stretching/Foam Rolling

Tuesday: Yoga + 60 Burpees + Stretching/Foam Rolling

Wednesday: 3 Mile Easy Run (Pace: 10:30 min/mile) + 60 Burpees + Stretching/Foam Rolling

Thursday: 2 Mile Walk + Yoga + Stretching/Foam Rolling

Friday: Race Expo Day + Stretching/Foam Rolling

Saturday: 26.2 Miles at the Woodlands Marathon!

Sunday: Rest Day + Stretching/Foam Rolling

Monday Motivation – Love this!  

 QOTD: Are you excited about the new Avengers-themed race?

22 comments

  1. Congrats on finishing your first marathon! That's a great finishing time and a great finishing photo, too!

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    1. Thanks, Tina! I am so grateful my parents were able to capture that moment on camera!

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  2. Congrats Lauren! That photo at the finish line is almost perfect ( too bad that guy on the ladder was right there)! Can't wait to read your recap! That is cool that you and Robert are Avengers fans! Honestly I don't even know what that is, so that races doesn't excite me!

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    1. I know, right! If that guy on the ladder hadn't been in just the right spot lol oh well! :0)

      You should definitely watch the Avengers movies, they are amazing!

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  3. Big congrats on your first marathon!

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  4. I woke up thinking about you this weekend & cheering you on in my head :) You're a MARATHONER!!!!! That's so exciting! & you're SMILING at the end! BTW, that sign is awesome :)

    Oh my gosh - We're HUGE Super Hero fans so I'm trying to talk my husband into doing it. if it were in Florida, I think it would be a definite. Wish Disney World jumped on this bandwagon!

    Congrats again on your marathon - you are my hero!!!
    not to even mention the 1000 burpees!!!! I think I got to like ... let's just not talk about it :)
    You are AMAZING!

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    1. Rebecca, this is the sweetest comment!! Thank you so much for the encouragement!!

      Y'all should do the Avengers half in 2015 too so we can plan a meet-up!

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  5. Congrats on your first marathon!! :)

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  6. Congrats Lauren so happy for you!! And you look gorgeous in that photo with your husband and friend, you would never know you just ran a marathon!! The Avengers marathon sounds like so much fun and has definitely been added to my future races list!

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    1. Awww, thanks Courtney!! I was definitely drenched in sweat at the end, though lol! Though that Bondi Band that I got was a miracle... kept all the sweat out of my eyes for the whole race!

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  7. Congrats on finishing your first marathon! So excited for you & can't wait to hear more details! - Jess

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  8. I stumbled across your blog and wanted to say congrats!! I hope to run a marathon one day, but I have a feeling that's years down the road :) I share your love of Disney and would LOVE to do a runDisney race - they look like so much fun!

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    1. Hi Jamie - thank you so much for the congrats! You absolutely can run a marathon when you are ready!! I highly recommend the runDisney races - my first half was the Princess Half in 2013 and it was definitely a magical time!

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  9. Congratulations Lauren! You are amazing!!!!!!!

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  10. YESYESYESYESYESYESYES!!! SOOOO excited for you! Congratulations on your first full. I cannot WAIT to read all about it! :-D

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  11. Ahh! Yay!!! Congrats on the huge accomplishment! I can't wait to read all about it! :)

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    1. Thanks, Kim!! Recap will be up tomorrow :0)

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