Sunday, October 25, 2009

7 Weeks To Go

I started the "Couch to 5K" program the day I got the go-ahead from my doctor 6 weeks after Isaac was born. That was THIRTY weeks ago. I have effectively been in training for 30 weeks. That is a long time. This week I began to feel the effects, I do believe. I just didn't want to run the latter half of this week. But I did.

Early Saturday morning we loaded up and drove to Oxford, Mississippi. Yay - family time! We were going to see Chasen's Arkansas Razorbacks play the Ole Miss Rebels.

Here are my two very cool guys. Isaac is wearing his new shoes!

Self photo taken while we waited on Chasen to go get concessions, pre-game.

Family photo. Isaac and I (tisk, tisk, Chasen!) are lathered in sunscreen.

The Rebels stomped the Razorbacks. Not good. After sitting in the blazing sun for several hours (Isaac was covered) we sleepily drove home. I was supposed to do a 3-miler. It didn't happen. Just 3 miles!!!! But I just didn't have it in me.

Isaac's new favorite toy: a box.

I composed an e-mail to John as I watched Isaac enjoy some crawling time this morning before church. I stated the whole 30 weeks of training bit, and how I felt that I was teetering on burnout. I have come a long way in 30 weeks! But I have more to go, of course, and the marathon is only 7 weeks away. Yikes! John always knows just what to say. He said "It's not burnout, just some easily fixed cumulative fatigue." Well, I don't know exactly how we'll fix it just yet, but I trust that we will. Onward and upward!

Post-church naptime: like mother, like son.

I finally got around to doing my 8-miler for the day. Just 8 - whoo hoo! Because of the whole "blazing sun" issue from yesterday, I opted to do this rather short longrun on my treadmill. Mile 1 was done at 2:1. Miles 2-7 were run sold at 12:30 (supposed to be 12:35, but Teddy Tready does 12:30 quite easily). Mile 8 was done at 2:1. My average was 12:37. Good enough!

Daddy, Mommy, Isaac. Awww!

Tomorrow I have to do 60 minutes of cross training. Oh Lordy... the bike will kill me, as will the elliptical. Stay tuned!


Petraruns said...

Keep at it sunshine - you're doing very very well! And nearly there! Rooting for you all the way!

Suzanad said...

hahha that nap picture is great!!

I think you've come SO far since Isaac was born. I can't believe how quickly you've been adding up the miles. I hope you get past the temp burnout soon, because you'll kick your race's butt! :)

ShirleyPerly said...

"easily fixed cumulative fatigue" - Aren't coaches great?

Hang in there, Susan. You are so close. Such a cute pic of those shoes ;-)

MarathonChris said...

I can't believe how big Issac is! And your running is going great!! Motherhood looks good on you :-)