Monday, September 29, 2014

Training Tuesday

With nothing but a 5K race on my schedule I am enjoying a break from running. I actually took last week off. It wasn't intentional but it happened. Now, I'm sick with a bad chest cold and running just isn't going to happen. I'm coughing up a storm and still have no voice. Hopefully it gets lost soon as I have a fun, busy weekend planned!

I know the only way to get better is to take care of myself so I'm trying to slow down, go to bed early and eliminate stress. All three are pretty tough right now but I'm trying. 

My 5K race is October 19th. That's lots of time to kick this cold to the curb and do some much needed speed work. 

As for other races, I feel a little lost without a long distance to train for. My friend Leighann actually suggested a virtual run with our run club. Basically we could all pick the distance we wanted to run and then meet, along the route, and eventually all end up running together. I think it's an awesome idea! I would love to do a winter half as long as it isn't too
cold or icy (I don't love running in either!!)

We have done virtual races together and I've always enjoyed them!

I'm also thinking about applying for the NYC Marathon lottery and maybe even the Chicago Marathon for my 2015 goal. If I'm not having another baby (for now) I may as well distract myself with something else I really want.

In other, completely un-related, news my little guy turns TWO tomorrow!!! Heads up.. A long post for him is coming tomorrow!

I'll leave you with this photo I've seen a few times now. It makes me laugh because it's so true!!

What are your training for?
Do you run when you're sick?
Anyone want to come to NYC with me? 


  1. Happy birthday to your little one! And feel better soon... don't run, get rid of the cold first.

  2. I feel the same way, if I don't have a race I'm training for I feel a bit lost. I'm not too sure what my plans will be after NYC yet. I think you should totally enter the lottery though.

    1. I'm going to!! I may even apply for the NYC half again!!

  3. I'm running my first marathon in just over a month and it happens to be NYC! Yay! I tried for years to get in and finally got the "try 3 times, in on your 4th" year this year - although they are stopping this process.

    It is much more fun knowing that you have a really big marathon to train for - there is more seriousness to it because you are going to spend way more money to run a destination race than one in your hometown. The only word of caution is to try and make everything able to cancel if things happen. There have been a number of runners that I know that have had to back out of a marathon because injuries happen, or sometimes life just gets in the way. What I like about NYC is I can cancel up to a few days before and just run it next year - and all my travel arrangements are the same (I live only 7 hours away). I started marathon training just off a stress fracture, so it has always been at the back of my mind that I would have to pull out if my leg started hurting again. But it hasn't! *crossing fingers*

  4. Two! Happy birthday to him! And I like to always have a big race on the schedule to train for too, it keeps me motivated and focused. I’d love to do New York or Chicago someday - so many races, so little time! Anyhow, rest up and hope you’re feeling better soon. :)

  5. I hope you feel better soon! I had a nasty cold a couple weeks ago that left me dying in bed for a couple days.

    I'd LOVE to go to NYC with you! I've never been so you could show me the way. LETS GO

    1. Thanks hun! I'm hoping it's gone by this weekend--fingers crossed! AND YES YES YES NYC!!! Sign up for the NYC Half or NYC Marathon lottery and we can go explore and run!! WOOT WOOT!!

  6. Rest up and get better soon! :)

  7. I'm training for the Valley Harvest Half Marathon (2 weeks to go!) NY would be a blast!

  8. I hope you feel better soon! If I lived there I'd bring you some homemade chicken soup.

    I haven't ran since the LRPS race :/ I'm going to sign up for the Santa Shuffle though and hopefully be able to maintain a decent pace leading up to that.