On Wednesdays @cassieamelia and I make dinner for my sister. Today’s recipe was a keeper. 🎉 🍴#vegetarian #glutenfree #dinner (at Bordentown, New Jersey)
119 miles in September… Even with taking the past few days off! Boom!
Are u on daily mile? Be my friend! “Mrssblang”
Marathon Training Take 2 Day 70
Being injured, not only hurts but it’s infuriating!!! Some people get mad when you tell them to run, I’m PISSED when I can’t!
Yesterday was a rest day full of foam rollers, lacrosse balls and ice.
Today I had 5 miles planned. I knew right away that wasn’t a good idea soooo.
I did a 10 min walk/ warm up. Then I did a 1 mile trial running slowly. The first few steps I felt good ( improvement) then I felt “it” whatever it is, is moving around from my hip/ groin to my butt. Today it was my butt… Which is less painful then my groin so I’ll take this as progress but I still had to shut it down after a mile. FRUSTRATING!!!!! I walked a mile home.
I’m disappointed but tomorrow is another rest day so I’m hoping by Thursday I will have some significant improvement so I can RUN! Happy thoughts!!!!
i don’t ONLY care about myself. i care about like 5 other people. and animals.
17 miles from Stockton to Frenchtown and back! @cassieamelia biked along side me providing me with my own personal radio 🎤🎧🎶 I must also thank Steve and Bob for the commentary 😂 this was followed by sitting our sore asses in a tub of ice ❄️ #marathontraining #phillymarathon #philly262 #instarunners (at Bulls Island State Park)
Marathon Training Take 2 Day 67
I was really nervous about my long run this morning due to the pain I have been having in my hip. I stretched,rested,rolled and iced like crazy the night before. I also bio freezed EVERYTHING in my hip area just before I started running.
My sister in law,Cassie decided to bike along side me which was a nice distraction for SEVENTEEN MILES.
The first 5 or so were slow and a little painful and I got scared I was going to make the hip injury WORSE and not be able to complete the distance… and then I felt warmed up and the pain went away. I felt mostly great in my hip for the last 12 miles! WOOOT! I sped up a BIT, but mostly kept it slow as to not push myself to much.
I stopped for a minute or so a couple of times to stretch and feel things out.
Cassie sang to me and talked at me so I never needed headphones :)
In terms of fueling, I decided to try every 25 minutes, I think I prefer every 20 minutes but I will still play around with it some more the next few weeks.
I consumed 2 GU’s , 2 fig newmans, some honey stingers and a camel bak full of water which I finished with 3 miles left.. LAME!
When we were done I felt really great! My lower back and ankles hurt ( I really need to work on my core) but mostly good.
We grabbed lunch and then picked up ice. I taught Cassie the art of an ice bath as she was a little sore from riding her bike 17 miles!
All in all I feel accomplished and fairly happy but I still need to work on this hip of mine!
I don’t believe most people take ice baths before their long runs…. But.. Tonight I did! I really needed to ice my whole left hip/ butt so this seemed like the best way :P I’m sure I’ll be ice bathing tm post long run!
You get a THUMBS UP!!
Car door - 1
Sarah - 0
Wednesday night I SLAMMED my thumb in my car door.. that was fun… It immedietly turned black, and stung and the pain and throbbing didn’t stop for over 24 hours.
It swelled up to double its size and the nail was blackkkkk. I got an X ray, thankfully its not broken. They burned a hole in my nails and told me to squeeze the blood out.. ouuucccccccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!
Now i keep randomly hitting it on stuff with surges of pain.. fun!
Marathon Training Take 2 Day 65
Thursday morning, I woke up EXHAUSTEDDDDDDD. It was pouring and I had to run 8 miles. You could say I had no motivation.
Once I got out there I had some fun. My brother in law gave me a workout to do which made the miles go by pretty quickly.
I ran a 3 mile warmup
Then some Fartlek’s 4X1 (1 minute hard 3 minute easy run) 2 min easy jog and repeat until I reached 8 miles :)
All done in the POURING rain!
I finished 8 miles in 1:16:19 with an average pace of 9:32
When I finished my hip/psoas was in SO MUCH pain, I was having trouble walking:(
I stretched and once I got into work the PT helped me out a bit. I hope the pain subsides ASAP and doesn’t hinder my long run this weekend!
Send positive vibes!!
Marathon Training Take 2 Day 64
Wednesday was a LONG day..
My alarm was set for 4:50am…
I ran 4 miles before the sun rose
it was 45 degrees and DAMN dark out
Finished in 38:44 with 9:40 average pace
I finished the day 20 hours later by slamming my thumb in my car door and now Its black, swollen and useless…
I usually look this lost and disheveled AFTER practice, not before. I feel tired and beaten. I need a coffee!
P.S- today was a good hair day.
6:00am- 45 degrees-4 miles- 5x100 meter strides at mile 3-neon capris & long sleeve shirt-9:37 average pace- awesome-tired.
Monday morning fall inspired breakfast.
Oats cooked in almond milk with half of a banana and salt. Topped with other half of the banana TJ’s pumpkin butter and a candy corn pumpkin 🎃