Here's a quick little update on my marathon prep. Thanks to Jamie, I've added in shakeology and the 21 Day Fix workouts as indicated by "21DFE" to my prep. I'm still playing soccer on Monday nights and doing Orange Theory (OTF) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. My weekday runs are still twice a week with a little adjustment on 21DFE days, and the infamous long runs are on Saturday mornings. I know, it's crazy. I'll eventually get used to it, but I was SUPER sore the first week. Sundays, thankfully, are my much needed stretch days. Lord help me now! 20 weeks until this 30 before 30 goal gets crossed off the list!
Pictured are these Brooks running shoes. I wear them for my weekday runs, 21DFE, and OTF. I wear these Brooks for my distance runs. I love the amount of cushion and support both shoes give. I've had problems with plantar fasciitis, a common problem for runners, in the past. Long story short, I had an unbearable pain in my left heel and had to take 2 months off from any form of training completely. I could barely walk on my foot some days. However, I learned my lesson, STRETCH and train properly! I have been very careful and conscientious this time around and have really listened to my body.
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Also, I still hate running...well, maybe not hate, but see it as a necessary evil. I'm still waiting for that enjoyment and runners high to come. I only note this to say that if I can do it, you can too! Press on! Training goals and updated plan below...