Happy Easter!

We have been blessed with THE BEST weather today for Easter Sunday. It could not be more perfect, and we needed it. With the worst/coldest winter in Chicago, training was forced inside with only a handful of runs outside, and those runs were bitterly cold. I was running in shorts and a t-shirt today and I was hot! I never thought the day would come.

Let’s back it up. I rose early today to enjoy a quiet morning before going to church with my family. The church service was uplifting and I could feel all the love in the room. After church we stopped by Hansa, a great local coffee shop in Libertyville. I ordered an almond milk latte and savored every sip!

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When we arrived at home the Easter Bunny had been there! Hahah Yes, my parents still hide our Easter Baskets and yes, I love it. We are all still kids at heart!

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I love the flower and pot/tin that it is in! My mom is so clever and thoughtful! We also took some family photos!

I immediately grabbed a bite to eat and got ready to head out for my long run. I drove down to the Des Plaines River Trail to get in 11 miles. My spirits were high as it was warm and sunny, but that changed 3 miles in…the rest was a struggle. I managed to complete 9.8 miles of running and walking. I don’t know what it was or is. My legs have been feeling very fatigued lately and this could be a sign of over training. Too much too fast? I don’t know. I have one week until my first half marathon and I am trying not to freak. My plan for this week is to take my taper nice and easy. I also have a sports

scheduled for Tuesday. I hope the combination of stretching, massage, and rest will prepare me come Saturday.

Here is how the rest of my week played out:

  • 4/14 – Rest Day
  • 4/15 – Swim: 44 min, 3000 yards, 1.7 miles, 1:27 pace Strength: Arms 40 min
  • 4/16 – Yoga: 1 hr Run: 50 min, 5.5 miles, 9:13 pace
  • 4/17 – Swim: 48 min, 2800 yards, 1.59 miles Cycle: 58 min
  • 4/18 – Run: Speed 4 x 400 1 x 800, 30:34 min, 3.74, 8:11 pace
  • 4/19 – Worked on my feet 8:30-5
  • 4/20 – Run: 1 hr 49 min, 9.8 miles, 11:08 pace Yikes!

Run | Time 3 hrs 9:34 min | Mileage 19.04

Cycle | Time 58 min | Mileage

Swim | Time 1 hr 32 min | Mileage 3.29

Total Time: 7 hrs 19 min     Total Mileage: 22.33 (excluding cycle)

The rest of my night consists of watching my Bulls in their first playoff game! SEE RED!

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