Training Tuesday – Taper Week

162.5 Down 1,851.5 To Go

The first of three half marathons I will be running over the next two months is this weekend!  Wahoo!


This also means the beginning of the dreaded taper week.


You are supposed to cut back your mileage so you are well rested and ready to go on race day, but for me taper week is more like: “eat all day because I have too much free time and am bored out of my mind when all I want to do is run.”


Hopefully I will survive the dreaded taper (without gaining 10 pounds) and have a great race on saturday!

This week’s Training:

Monday – Rest
Tuesday – 3 Miles
Wednesday – Aerial Yoga
Thursday – Hill Repeats 4.75 miles
Friday – Rest
Saturday – 9.5 miles
Sunday – Rest



Meal of the Week – Breakfast

I have recently fallen in love with overnight oats!  I know there are lots of healthy breakfast recipes out there, but most of them include almond milk or eggs and I am allergic to both, so I decided to offer an egg and nut free alternative that is both healthy and delicious.

Overnight Oats

1/3 c. oatmeal
1 tbs. chia seeds
1 c. milk of choice
Toppings of choice


Combine the oats, chia seeds and milk and let it sit in the refridgerator overnight.


The next morning, stir and add toppings.  I added chopped apple, sunbutter, and a few chocolate chips!


Its that simple! Yummy, healthy, breakfast goodness!

Training Tuesday – Today I listened to my body

145 down 1,869 to go

Sometimes I am a yoga loving hippe freak, other times I am a stubborn semi-type A control freak.  I am usually able to go with the flow but when it comes to my training I tend to be a “by the book” kind of girl and that sometimes gets me into trouble (okay, injured).

I had a rather high (for me) mileage week  but have been feeling great.  I stuck to my plan and took yesterday off and headed out this morning with Moose to tackle 5 miles.   I try to push myself a little in my Tuesday training runs.  Comming off a rest day my legs are usually feeling great and I have a good time.  Today’s plan was a 1 mile warmup, 3 mile tempo(ish) run, and a 1 mile cool down.

From the beginning, my body was not cooperating with me.  I thought after a mile or so I would start to feel better but I was wrong.  My body just would not let me push.  I managed to get through 3 very slow miles and knew that the only way I could get the last two in was to walk all of them.


In the past I would have forced myself to struggle through but today I allowed myself to stop and go home.  3 miles will just have to be enough for today.  I may squeeze a couple of extra miles in later in the week to make up for it or I may not.  I am learning to let go….well trying to anyway.

This Week:

Monday – 3 miles

Tuesday – 1.5 miles with Moose

Wednesday – 1.5 miles with Moose

Thursday – 5.5 mile fartlek

Friday – Rest

Saturday – 9.5 miles

Sunday – 4.5 miles