Running Update

Well, I definitely dropped the ball on this blog, but i’m ready to get back into the swing of things. This summer, my running had some highs and low’s. One month over 80 miles, the next 35. It’s just been so hot and life has been busy with summer activities and well, excuses. I’ve tried some more hiking, barre3 classes and more weights and Tone It Up exercises, but with the fall approaching, i’m ready to get back out on the road and run.

I have decided to venture back into my half marathon training and I’m currently on week 3 of the Nike Running Program. I really like it, and so far it’s working.

For more exciting news, I’ve joined a running group here in town. It’s small, but growing. I may not always get to run with them, but their motivation is keeping me interested and motivated and I’m hoping to sign up and participate in some races with my fellow CG runners. Here is a group photo from a morning run as well as a mom’s runner night out.

  

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October Running Update

October Running Update: This past month, I ran a total of 61.8 miles. A lot more miles than I did in September. I’m so excited. Finally, I’m adding more miles each month and starting to feel like a runner again.

According to Runkeeper, I had a total of 61.8 miles completed. My average pace was 11.06.
I completed 18 activities. I burned 6,420.3 calories. Elevation climbed 996.8 feet.
I spent 11:26 hours doing some sort of activity.

I’m still on track with my half marathon training program with the NRC app. Finished the month of October on week 6. I had one week where I didn’t get the green check mark and the old me would have stopped the program and started over, but I’m tired of being that girl. The only day I missed was an NTC workout and because I had been at the gym that week, I let it slide. During the month of October, I also completed my longest run, in a while. I hit 7plus miles. It wasn’t easy, but when it was over, I felt wonderful. So excited to start adding those miles in the upcoming weeks.

Sadly, during the month of October, I didn’t hit my 10,000 step goal in one day and it ruined my streak. I’ve tried to start a new one, but something happens and one day I blow it. It’s okay. I guess it’s my body’s way of saying it needs rest. I also didn’t do well updating on the #TIU challenge. I completed the month and although I didn’t follow the plan precisely, I felt that I made great strides with my exercise and my eating choices.

Below are some photos from my “runningwithtiu” Instagram account. Please follow for future training updates.

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September Running Update

September Running Update: This past month, I ran a total of 39.5 miles. A little less than August, but not by much. I know that from now on, each month will get higher and soon I’ll be back to my normal running schedule. Sadly, during the month of September, I started and stopped my half training again. I am determined to finish and I just completed week 2 and feel great.

According to Runkeeper, I had a total of 39.5miles completed. My average pace was 14.03.
I completed 18 activities. I burned 3,510.7 calories. Elevation climbed 580.4 feet.
I spent 9:15 hours doing some sort of activity.

Below are some photos from my “runningwithtiu” Instagram account. Please follow for future training updates. As you can see, I finally hit 100plus steps on my Fitbit. I’ve been working hard to hit the 10,000plus each day and it paid off one week in September. I’m on a roll right now pushing each day to get the steps and I’m at 21 days makig that goal. Also, I’m sharing a photo of my favorite meal to eat, salads! I love them! I love them with mixed greens, tomatoes, bell peppers, avocados, carrots, cucumbers, etc. I can eat them every day and I just about do. Do you love salads? Do you have any recommendations on some to try?? If not salads, what’s your go-to favorite healthy dish?? Share!! I’d love to try out some new recipes.

Also, I added some running Nike photos. I’m loving their new backgrounds. They are so much fun and how cute are the stickers. I also completed my Week 1 of Half Marathon Training! I’m so excited to be starting and hopefully completing this challenge with a half marathon event. My longest run of the week was the 6plus miles. Slowly but surely, I’ll be adding more miles. I’ll for sure keep you posted.

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August Running Update

August Running Update: This past month, I ran a total of 44.23 miles. More than July, but not what I had hoped for. September will definitely be a game changer. I’m back to my half marathon training and I’m determined to stick with the plan this go round.

According to Runkeeper, I had a total of 44.23 miles completed. My average pace was 14.03.
I completed 20 activities. I burned 3,068 calories. Elevation climbed 896 feet.
I spent 10:22 hours doing some sort of activity.

This past month, I didn’t reach the number of miles I wanted, but I did increase the activity by 10. I’ve started to incorporate a lot of running/walking. I’ve been trying to encourage my daughter to start exercising more and when I run with her, we spend  more time walking. I’ve also started walking with some other ladies from the gym. I have a lot of fun walking and chatting with them and we are planning on participating in some upcoming races in Phoenix. I really hope it happens. It would be great to have some running buddies. Below are some photos from my “runningwithtiu” Instagram account. Please follow for future training updates.

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So September is my new game changer month. I really love this time of year in Arizona. Fall is approaching and so are the cooler temps in the morning. So exciting!! I recently added the update to the Nike Running Club. The app provides a training coach and tomorrow I start my half marathon plan. The plan is set up for 3-4 runs per week with being ready for the half by the end of December.  It’s a combination of 65 workouts with a total of 178 total miles. I hope to start blogging more about my runs and if you have any advice, I totally welcome the comments.

Week one has 3 rest days, 1 benchmark day, 2 recovery days and a long run day. I’m so excited. Please come along this journey with me. If you have the NRC app, let me know your information. We can be virtual running buddies. 🙂

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