Monday, May 2, 2011

Marathon Monday: Training Week #17

Ready, set...taper!

We're in the home stretch for training and last week was our last big run before the marathon. This is the before:

and the after:

Yeah, that's dried salty sweat all over my face. This is my glorious post-run chocolate milk. Probably the best post-run drink ever (and if you haven't had Hartzler Dairy chocolate milk, you haven't lived!)

It was a really tough run, because we went all the way up MLK and then ran back into the heights via Shaker Lakes. A.K.A. the second half of our run was all uphill. I have had a really tough time with hill training this time around. We have done very little of it, but I basically just hate it, so I don't even want to do it. We took a 10 minute walk break on one of the big hills on the way back to shaker lakes, and I was totally okay with that. We finished, and that is what's important. Brandon and I had some company to lounge around on the deck with after our run. These guys love to soak up the warm sunlight!

They also love to lick all the sweat off of our faces after we get back from a run. Oh well, it's better than Buck eating our socks! (Brandon has lost at least three to his stomach)

With two weeks left of training, our week is going to look something like this:

Our cross training this week is going to consist of removing sod to ready the yard for our raised garden beds, rototilling the garden to get it ready for planting, painting the upstairs bedroom so we can move into it and walking the dogs, if the weather is nice. Please help us pray for dry weather...our plants want to be in the ground!!

Two more easy weeks that we can focus on keeping our bodies and minds healthy, eat clean whole foods and [hopefully] get ready to welcome the summertime!

I'll leave you with one more picture...

Don't mind the dried mud all over Buck's nose, he decided he wanted to try to dig up our Japanese Maple. Regardless, I'm in love with my dogs.

Peace, Love & Bagels,

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