Weekend Long Run

This weekend was my first attempt at a long run since beginning physical therapy.  The Women’s Half is looming and if I am going to do the race I have to get back into the swing of things.  My goal was six miles and I DID IT!  I started with a 10 min walking warm up followed by 1 min run 1 min walk intervals and ended with a 3/4 mile cool down (6 miles total).  I averaged a 16 min. mile pace which is frustrating but I am happy to say I was little stiff but relatively pain free!  I am working on coming to terms with the slower pace but as long as I can do the distance, I know my pace will improve with time.

Advertisements

Farmer’s Market Day

I love the farmer’s market!  Table after table of colorful fruits and veggies waiting to come home with me so I can transform them into yummy food and I love to experiment with new veggies.

Image

Nothing new today but the cabbage is bigger than my head!

 

Image

The peach cobbler bread from The Cozy Cottage Bakery was awesome with a cup of Irish breakfast tea.

Comming back from injury

I have never been one to do anything half way.  I’m an “all or nothing” kind of girl.  This attitude is how I approached my first marathon.  I trained according to plan and a few weeks into training I though “why not register for another!”  The first marathon (Rock N Roll New Orleans) went great.  In hindsight, scheduling a second marathon three months after my first was probably not the best idea.  I realized the training for the second marathon was not going well,  but when I commit to something, I commit!  I did complete the second marathon, dragging myself across the finish line, and had a nice little hip injury as a souvenir.

Did I learn from my mistake?  Of course not!  As I was recovering and in physical therapy I registered for three more half marathons.

Physical therapy is going well and now I am about to start training sloooowwwly for the Women’s Half Marathon in September.  Hopefully I will be a little smarter this time.