WEEK 2: Training for a MARATHON (v4.2016 & v5.2016)

Week two of my hammy-rehabbing-to-marathoning was a good week.  I got to run four times, albeit very short distances, but I did get up to a 20:00 stretch of straight running and haven't had any hamstring rebellion.  Hoo-freakin-rah!  I woke up at 6 to do my "long run" and I pretended like it was actually long, and it was the best ever, even though I had to walk the rest of the way home because I ventured too far out from my house.  lol  What I wouldn't give to get to re-live my spring training months...those were some of the very best months of running I've ever had in my life.  Plus with a live-in babysitter at the time, Ben and I got to do our warm-ups together [and slap each other's butts upon passing each other.  ]

I love this guy!!!

We've finally had some monsoons roll in so all week long we've got to enjoy storms, especially on my evening runs since that's when the storms are heaviest.  I even had RAIN DROPS once.

^^Thanks to LipSense I basically always run with lipstick now.

Last night we had a huge monsoon come through and this was a result.  The HOA pulled up right as I took this which I thought was impressive considering it wasn't even 7 the morning after the storm.  We're supposed to get a buncha big storms this weekend!!  I love all the lightning and thunder.

My new pink SHORTS!:

This upcoming week I have a 3.5 mile long run and I am really excited for it!  Especially for the location I'll get to do it in, so here's to another hamstring cooperating training week.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Post storm mornings have been amazing. Sat morning and this morning was about 80° with slight breeze, I almost forgot it was summer lol

  2. I'm starting to think that by being forced to run in conditions like that, your fitness is probably 1000x more than mine would ever be in Southern CA. Good luck in your training cycle!