I am now in the routine of meeting my fun friend Brooke for a lovely 5:45 am monday run. (This is the third monday in a row!)
It’s a great way to start off the week and so fun to pound out 5 miles before I can even really wake up.
Seriously, I felt like the first 2 miles I was sleep running. Lol!
Then when all is said and done, the wackyness comes out.
While Brooke was stretching it out,
I felt the need to do bench top yoga.
It actualy felt really good on the ole hip flexors. I’m not going to lie, but after my FAB 14 on saturday I took a nap and woke up crying in pain. Seriously, sobbing tears.
Have you ever experienced a weird pain that you cannot describe?
It was in my lower abdominal area right between my two hip flexors. It was so weird, I didn’t even know I had muscles there. But the pain was awkward, I was afraid to stand up or sit down because it felt so tight that I might pull something.
I slowly got myself off the couch and proceeded to meet my friends down at the park for a Beer Festival. I guess the few beers that I indulged in drowned out the pain. Besides a little twinge of tightness, I didn’t have any issues today.
Speaking of BEER…..
If you are a fellow BOISE-ian you should ralley on down to Bittercreek in downtown Boise tonight for The Kegs For the Kause event! Yup, you drink a beer and the proceeds go directly towards The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Maria’s & I’s honor for our marathon fundraising!
It’s going to be a good time for a great cause! Can’t beat that!
I am excited to say that I have joined a blogger group called the Distance Dreamers. It’s a group of us who are all embarcking on our very first half marathon or marathon.
Abbi over at Higher Miles has spearheaded this group as a way to motivate each other as we go through this adventure. I am super excited to have a virtual support group as I make my way through the rest of this journey to 26.2.
When joining this group a few questions were posed to get a little discussion going and to give you all a closer look at what my reason for striving for my Destination 26.2 is.
What made you decide you wanted to run a long distance race?
In the short time that I began running I fell in love with it. I slowly made my way through my first 5k loving every second of it, then I conquered a 10k and felt the need to take it the next level. Somewhere though, I skipped through the official half-marathon and decided to go straight to the full.
Why the full marathon or half as your distance of choice?
Something inside of me just said that running a marathon could be a huge challenge and once I set my goals to something I almost always achieve it. But I truly thought running a marathon would prove to myself that anything is possible. As running a marathon is challenging enough but not impossible. I like to push myself and see what is truly possible.
Finally, why was this the year to go for it?
This year had to be the year because I needed something to work toward in 2010 that was a challenge and would keep me running and training. I am a very goal oriented person, so having a race to train for has been a perfect way to keep on track and has helped a lot mentally with other goals in my life to continue to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Also, running a marathon with Team In Training sounded like such a great way to learn how to run a marathon with a great support system. And let’s not forget the awesome Tiffany’s neclaces we get as a finishing medal at the end of the race. I’m just sayin’ this is an added bonus to the marathon. 🙂
Thanks for reading this hodgepodge of a post and happy monday!