It has been a week since Team Myles ended and I have to say, I have never felt more loved. The pats on the back, kind messages, and congratulations have been incredible. I am so happy to have inspired others to try new things (running included) and I really hope that this blog will help me continue to do that.
Each week I hope to post a recap of my runs/running related thoughts and update my training plan for the week. I’ll also post tips, tricks, recipes, methods, as I learn them myself. I’d love to hear your inspirations too!
After a good long post-10k rest, on Thursday a couple lovely Team Myles alum got together to run approx 6k through PPP. We obviously can’t stay away from each other hehe ❤ . This was our first run since the Blue Nose 10k, and although I did not feel sore or tired anymore during the day, I found that running felt a lot different. I understand now what people mean when they say that recovery runs are the hardest! I was tired within a couple ks and started to take walk breaks, listening to my body and cutting it some slack. My team mates got me through the 6k, and I was able to enjoy the beautiful weather to boot.
Keeping up our Saturday morning long run routine, a few of us met downtown to run 8k around part of the Blue Nose 10k Route, which has become our default. I think I know that route better than how I get to/from work. We met at 9am, which was absolutely glorious after 12 weeks of 8am starts with Team Myles. It was wonderful to have Kylie join us, who had trained and completed the Blue Nose half marathon with Team Diabetes, and followed Team Myles’ journey as we trained as well. I love hearing how we’ve helped motivate others! Kylie is inspiring in her own right – a busy student with Type 1 diabetes, and just finished her SIXTH half marathon. Can I be like her when I grow up? We were happy to have her along to hear about her running journey (still impressed that I can carry a convo while running).
My plan for this week (so that I’m accountable):
- Monday: Long walk if it stops raining 😉
- Tuesday: Team Myles Graduation Ceremony!
- Wednesday: Hill Training (30:30 sprint/walks for 35 mins)
- Thursday: Run 6-8k
- Friday/Saturday: Rest 🙂
- Sunday: IWK 5k In Memory of Jessica (Bedford, NS)
I also have the added challenge that my partner Shamir is away this week. When I’ve got the house to myself, I am way less likely to put any effort into cooking, leading me to eating take-out or PB&J’s for dinner. To combat this, I decided to get one step ahead of myself and do some meal prep on Sunday (like a real runner would!). I made a mountain of quinoa salad, a salmon, spinach & feta sweet potato crusted quiche, and baked blueberry oatmeal singles from Emily Bites.
Stay tuned to hear about my week, and follow me on Twitter and Instagram @betterlongrun to see what other shenanigans I get up to. Looking forward to earning another medal on the weekend! Anyone know where to buy a good race medal display? 😛