Thursday, March 24, 2011

Three Things Thursday

This is what I woke up to not cool Old Man Winter....Go AWAY!!!

This week I have been trying to reflect on the things that I have learned from the half this past weekend and what my plan is for the next few months with running, etc. This Thursday you get the pleasure of two lists!!! Lucky day!

What I learned from my half marathon:
1. I am way stronger than I many times I think my mind gets in the way of my body. This race I relaxed and just ran and boom I scored!! It was such a shock to me and really gave me more confidence in my running. Tuesday I went for a run after the hubs got home and I maintained a 8 min mile pace and sometimes faster for 6.2 miles. No longer am I going to doubt myself (well I'll try not to) with my running!

2. Hills suck....ok so I already knew that but having to face a huge, long hill after already running 12 it kind of drives the point home!

3. Running is fun....again something I knew but it was driven home during this race. Again I just relaxed and had fun. There were hilarious signs along the way, fun music on the ipod, and sun. Crossing the finish line with a huge smile on my face said it all. (I completely realize that if this race had been really hard I probably would have felt differently but it is always good to be reminded!)

Goals for April and May:
1. More weights....I have to believe that the weather is going to warm up so I am going to need to firm things up a little. I have been really focused on miles, miles, miles so I am going to need to change things up to fit in weights.

2. 10k PR....I am running a 10k the day before Easter with my friends that begins on a bridge. It is going to be so fun and I haven't run a 10k in many years. I am hoping to get a PR out of this one!

3. Get a 40 mile week...With vacation coming in April I hope to get in a bunch of miles. I am looking forward to the challenge!

Well one more day and then the weekend is here! Enjoy!!!


  1. I'm glad running is fun again. I love that feeling! YAY for a vacation on the way!

  2. Sounds like the race was a great learning experience for you. I am so with you on #1!

  3. I had the same experience last weekend! I went into the half marathon with no expectations at all, since my training suffered due to injuries and vacations. For some reason I ran a PR by over 4 minutes and ran my first sub 2 hour half. And the best was I felt sooo good all the way :) I'm on a happy running cloud right now, just like you! :)

  4. I love the confidence boost. So great and you'll train faster now I bet!

  5. Here's the link for the truffles. I should've added it to the winner's post...

  6. Hills Suck? what? kidding! They totally do-my first half was chalk FULL of them!!

    I love your 3 goals--I think that wearing bunny ears will get you that PR!!! :)