I’m sure Boston will be the theme in many blogs today ❤
Like many, I too, dream of Boston. I need over an hour marathon PR to qualify but a girl can dream, lol!
I’ve actually come across quite a few Instagrammers who’ve posted their transformation/journeys to Boston and there have been a few who said that for them, getting a 1:45 half marathon time allowed for thoughts of trying to qualify become more of a reality. I’m at 1:48:04 which is not horribly off 1:45 and I still think Boston is still in the dream category for me. I know everyone says to “Dream Big!!” and “If your dreams don’t care you, they’re not big enough!!” but maybe I’m too much of a realist. Or a pessimist. Or something. Lol! Either way, right now, all I want is to run a marathon feeling like I ran it they way I know I can. I know I have a marathon in me better than a 4:44 (my current PR). I think that’s why I’m so antsy to start New York City Marathon training. Let’s get this show on the road!! Lol!!
Speaking of New York, this weekend I had my second fundraiser–the burrito sale I mentioned last week–and it was a huge success!!
With the money made from burritos, and with additional donations after posting pictures reminding people 😀 , I’m happy to report that I’M HALFWAY THERE!! This is so exciting for me because the charity amount is so daunting and to be halfway, it’s definitely making me feel less anxious about fundraising. (I super stress out about it, ja!)
In running news, last week I was tired. Just flat out tired. I didn’t get in a whole lot–
Tuesday: I got in a double run, first in the early morning with my MRTT co-leader brf. It was a great negative split 4 mile run and the miles flew
My second run was another 4 miler in the evening with my husband and it was our run club’s run for Boston.
I ran this one with a little more consistent pacing–8:35, 8:43, 8:38, 8:47.
Friday: I didn’t run again til two days later and it was a slower trail run with my Moms Run This Town family. It was 4.5 miles of awesomeness.
Saturday: This was burrito day and it was an early wake-up to get them cookin’. I left the running to my daughter and son.
Sunday: I was supposed to hit the trails again for more Grand Canyon R2R2R training but after Friday’s early morning run and Saturday’s early morning burrito sale (and kids’ race immediately after), I couldn’t do another 4 a.m. wake up call. My body just flat out said no.
So instead, I met up with my MRTT crew at 6:30 for a flat 10 miler. I ran the first 2 miles with friends doing shorter runs and then I did the last 8 on my own. This was an amazing run for me as I’ve never run a training run in these paces. I’ve only seen a double digit run at this pace during a race!
I felt good the entire way and it really added to my excitement for marathon training. I only hope I can continue this momentum and stay injury free.
And that was my week!! 22.5 miles of running fun 🙂
–How was your running week? Do you like burritos? What’s your favorite kind? (I sold chorizo burritos) 😀
–Do you have Boston Marathon dreams?
If you’d like to contribute to my NYC Marathon Fundraising (and help me sleep at night), you can do so here. ❤