Another long stretch in between blog posts. I hate that but I see them picking up as we head towards the fall – I have quite a few races coming up. We just got back from a whirlwind trip to Ocean City, MD. It was nice to get away for a few days and I always love running at the beach. I ran 9 miles on Monday (5 by myself and then 4 with Tamara), 6 on Tuesday and 7 on Wednesday. I had some of the slowest runs of the summer but I’m not beating myself up over it. I know why they were slow – too much sun, food, drink and not enough sleep. We have a trip to Wisconsin planned in a few weeks and I will start pushing the training right after that. Last year I felt like I was in my best shape around July/August which was really too early. I want to be there in September/October this year so I can go into Marine Corps strong and fit. I also want to try to lose a few pounds by October. I ran both of my Marathons last year at around 168lbs, I want to run Marine Corps at around 160 if I can get there. That is really too light for me but I think it will help and I’m willing to put up with the “you are too skinny” comments for a month or so.
A quick Tamara update – she is still around 🙂 but is nursing a sore knee and has just been super busy running Samantha around. Samantha is in our local production of The Wizard of Oz this year (she is a munchkin). The kids have been working so hard and have been rehearsing for months. All the rehearsals are over and they are in the final weekend of shows and they have done an amazing job. So proud of Samantha! I shared a few pics below.
6 Treadmill miles this morning – Have a great weekend and Happy Running!