Yes, We Did!

Originally posted on Live, Laugh, Love, Repeat.

Live, Laugh, Love, Repeat!

Time certainly is going by quickly!  In fact, I didn’t even have a post for the month of May. 😦  So, what were we busy doing in May?  Running races, of course!  Running and fitness has become part of our daily routine.  You know what they say, the family that runs together, stays together…I’m sure you heard that saying!

Matt & I ran two marathons (yes, we did!) and Maddie crushed a 1/2 marathon and established a new personal record (yes, she did!).

Our first race was in the beautiful city of Pittsburgh.  After the long and cold, cold, winter weather we seriously couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather on race day. While I loathe the training for a marathon, Pittsburgh will definitely be a repeat race, whether it’s a full marathon or a half marathon.

Here’s a breakdown of the stats for each of us:

Maddie's Stats Maddie’s Stats

Amy's Stats Amy’s…

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Sunday Runday

I am at the pinnacle of marathon training (week #10) and today’s run gives a whole new meaning to the word exhaustion

{why, why would I want to run a marathon?}

You see, the long run on the training plan for week #10 was 17 miles.  I spent yesterday trying to wrap my mind around those 17 miles and, well, I told myself that I would run 15 and be happy with that.  Basically, because I bonked on my last long run that was outside!  (You can read about it here.) I am happy to report that I did not have a repeat of that outside run from several weeks ago.

{do a happy dance!}

First off, the weather was ab·so·lute·ly beautiful!  It was like a runner’s gift compared to the weather just two days ago.

Snowday!

Snowday!

Runday

Runday!

And then, I was fortunate enough to break my run up into three smaller runs.  I ran the first 7 miles on my own.  Then, for the second segment I ran 6 miles with my soul(run)mate and my BRF-best running friend. And finally I wrapped up the last 4 miles with my soul(run)mate. Running buddies are the best!

{BAM! Just like that 17 miles were history!}

Those stats!

Those stats!

That weather!

That weather!

Finally, time to relax and recover.  A post-run snack and a spa treatment for those feet.

protein, sugar, and salt

protein, sugar, and salt

LAX ball massage and some essential oil

LAX ball massage and some essential oil

{Gotta keep those feet happy!}

So now that week #10 is history I have an entire week to wrap my mind around the long run for week #11.  And, in order to do that I’ll leave you with a little saying that is going to help me prepare.

What the mind can conceive, the body will achieve.

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