26.2 miles…my journey to Boston begins today!

I said I would never run another marathon unless it was Boston, and well….I was alerted in late Summer that I have been given the opportunity to run the Boston Marathon in 2014.

bm 2014To say I was honored and shocked would be an understatement.  Last April I submitted an application to run for a very specific charity and was told that they received over a hundred applications for only 8-10 spots.  It was a very competitive process where I had to write essays, etc.  I was notified last this summer that I was accepted!  This race is every runner’s dream and not only do I get to run it, but I get to raise money for a cause that is near and dear to my heart, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF).

MMRF PowerTeam logoMy mother was diagnosed in August 2012 with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable blood cancer that affects the plasma cells in the bone marrow. Although progress has been made in treating multiple myeloma, the five-year relative survival rate remains one of the lowest of all cancers. After many months of grueling treatment, my mother had a Stem Cell Transplant at the Dana Farber/Brigham Hospital in Boston in April 2013. We found out at the end of July that she had achieved a Complete Response!! I cannot tell you what it felt like to hear those words, it was indescribable. However, even though this is a treatable disease, it is still incurable and we know that it will come back.  The MMRF is the world’s number one private funder of multiple myeloma research and their work is dramatically improving the outlook for patients with multiple myeloma.   I feel deeply honored to have been chosen to raise money for and run the Boston Marathon with this incredible organization, with the hopes that there may be a cure for this disease in the future.

With that, I’ve been thinking about this day for quite some time now.  I knew it was slowly sneaking up on me and I have been trying to wrap my head around what my life is going to look like for the next 16 weeks.  I had a clear plan in place, researched for a few months all the training plans out there and then decided on the training plan I would use and even tested it out for a few weeks to ensure I made the right decision.  Then, I encountered a small injury to my foot and I was told the plan I was determined to follow needed to be changed as my Dr. did not want me doing any speed work until March.  I spent the last few weeks in a panic, researching and talking to anyone and everyone I knew to determine what plan I should change over to.  I knew I didn’t want to run more than 5 days a week and I needed to be able to cross train, as I teach Group Power every week and I wasn’t going to give up yoga either.  The last marathon I trained for consumed my life.  All I did was run and I didn’t want the same experience this time around.  After a lot of anxiety and flip flopping, I decided to stop over thinking it (I’m a notorious for this) and just settle on the Hal Higdon Intermediate 2 plan, with some slight modifications.  So, as of right now, this is what my training plan looks like from now until April 21st.  I will likely make other changes as I see necessary, but this is what I’m looking at in a nutshell:

2014 BM training SARA

I’m not going to pretend that seeing a few week’s total mileage up to 50 miles makes me a bit nervous.  I never tracked my mileage for my previous marathons prior to my last half and this full marathon, so I have no idea how high my mileage ever went, as I was training with a running team and just did the mileage they told me to do on the days they told me to do it, so who knows, maybe I was running close to that, but I have a feeling I was more in the realm of 35-40 miles.  This is going to be a challenge for me and it’s going to be important to foam roll and be diligent about keeping my body healthy.  However, running mileage like this is sure to make my motivation jar balance increase nicely over the course of the next few months!! 🙂

So, it’s safe to say you are going to hear a lot about my training over the next few months,. I hope I don’t bore you and I hope you stick around to answer the multitude of questions I am sure I will have for you.  Maybe a few of you out there will also be training for early Spring marathons and we can cheer each other on! Also,  if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to my fundraising efforts, you can visit the page below to do so.  Every dollar counts and can make a huge impact in helping to find a cure for multiple myeloma and I would be extremely grateful.

http://www.active.com/donate/2014mmrfBoston/SaraZwicker

The Boston Marathon is exactly 16 weeks from today, which means, today marks the first day of my training.  I am home with Ashton today, so after Robyn gets home from work tonight, I am going to head out for my first training run of 3 miles.  Wish me luck!

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Question of the day

Have you run the Boston Marathon before? If so, any tips for me?

Are you running a Spring marathon?  Let me know!

Sweet tunes

Hi all!! Happy Sunday, I hope you are all having a great weekend.  The weather has been pretty good here in MA so we have been outside more than usual, which is such a nice treat!  Even my run yesterday, while it was only 28 degrees out, kinda felt warm.  Isn’t that nuts?  I never thought I would think any temperature in the 20’s was comfortable.  I am usually a 75 degrees and up kinda girl.

Anyways,  I have been thinking a lot about my music playlist lately.  I don’t know about you, but music is one of my biggest motivators when I am working out.  The right song at the right time can pick me up and make me push harder and go faster and longer.  I’ve had the same playlist for the past few months and am looking to change it up, as I am getting tired of a lot of the songs I have been listening to over and over again.  Here is my current playlist:

fall running playlist

I added the last 5 songs in the last week, so those are staying, but the rest have been on there for quite a few months and there are only a few I will keep for the next playlist.  I am in need of some new music to keep things fresh and interesting as I embark on my new training plan (more on that tomorrow!)  As you can see, my tastes are kind of all over the place.  The most important thing for me when I am running is to have music that has a good beat and keeps me engaged.

I just heard Jason Derulo’s “Marry Me”, so that is definitely going on the new list, but I need some suggestions.  I typically only listen to country music outside of running/working out, so the only songs I really know are in that genre.  I actually thinks it’s pretty funny that I don’t have any country music on this playlist since prior to this list, 95% of the music I have always listened to when I ran was country.  I think it’s time to bring a little bit of it back!

Okay, I am off to Ikea with my boys for the day, wish us luck with our shopping list and PLEASE…help me out below and recommend some of your sweet tunes!

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Question of the day

Help me out…what are your current favorite songs to workout to?  

Getting my Swirl on!

A few weeks ago I became a Swirlgear Brand Ambassador.  If you haven’t heard of Swirlgear before, go check them out, their gear is beautiful and so functional.  I was really excited when my first shipment arrived that immediately opened the box (with the help of my son) and tried them on.  I ordered the Long Sleeve Allover Spray Dye shirt and the Long Sleeve Sunny Yellow shirt in size small.

First, let’s start with the Allover Spray Dye shirt.  This is  Swirlgear’s signature spray dye look and the shirt looks so much better in person than it did on the website (and I really liked it on the website!)  I put this shirt on and immediately said “Ahhh!”  It was just so comfortable.  I love that it is made of moisture wicking technical fabric (which is critical for long runs in the cold weather) but it also has flat stitching, so you don’t feel itchy and annoyed when a seam is rubbing against your skin!  I also really liked the longer length, as a lot of my running shirts have the tendency to ride up when I’m running but this length looks like it will be perfect!  It also features a reflective logo on the back, an added safety feature when outdoors–how cool is that?

tie dye

Next up is the Sunny yellow long sleeve shirt.  I have to say, this color just made me smile.  How can you not smile when you see bright, happy colors?  This shirt was so soft and comfortable that I actually left it on for the rest of the day.  Like the spray dye shirt, it has flat seams, moisture wicking fabric, the longer cut in the arms and torso and the reflective logo on the back.  The only thing that could make me love these shirts even more than I already do is if they had thumb holes, which I have professed my undying love for many times before.

yellow shirt

With my official marathon training starting this Monday and the cold temps here in MA, these two tops are going to be perfect to wear outside when I am running the cold, snowy streets of Boston!  I actually wore the yellow one this morning on my long run and it was perfect over my base layer and under my running jacket.  I did an easy 8.5 miles and it was 28 degrees outside and beautiful.  I felt totally comfortable in it the entire run, the material didn’t bunch up or chafe and it wicked away the sweat perfectly.  I am more than impressed with this shirt and can’t wait to wear the tie dye one on my next run!  I however, was less than impressed with myself as I forgot to charge my Garmin and it died 4.6 miles into my run, thankfully I had the course mapped and I knew the distance, otherwise it would have totally thrown me off!

sat run

Now that you have seen how beautiful and functional these pieces are, if you want to try Swirlgear for yourself, you can drop on by their site, shop around and then enter the coupon code swirlon at checkout to receive FREE SHIPPING on your entire purchase. Then, wait patiently at your door for your package to arrive and get ready to get your swirl on too!

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Question of the day

What are some of your favorite workout clothing brands that aren’t the big giants like Nike, UA, etc?

Things I’m loving IX

Hi all!!  I hope everyone had an AMAZING holiday with friends and family and are getting back into the swing of things.  I know the past week or so has been such a blur of activity, but it’s truly been great to see so many people we love and don’t often get the time to see throughout the year.  This week snuck up on me and here we are already at Friday, so here are some Things I’m loving this week!

Haribo Gold Gummi Bears

gummy bears

When it comes to gummi bears, I discriminate.  I have tried dozens of different kinds and brands, and there is just nothing better than the Gold Haribo gummi bears.  Every year Robyn buys me a 3lb bag and stuffs my Christmas stocking with them. I look forward to it every year and I always immediately pop them in the freezer.  Yup, not only will I only eat Haribo, but they have to be frozen!!  They are such a great, quick treat and satisfy my sweet tooth with just a small handful!  If you love gummi bears, you HAVE to try Haribo, and they really are better frozen! They are also great as running fuel instead of gels or other gummy candy!

Group Centergy

centergy

Since I have been on vacation, I have been able to get to my gym during the day and take Centergy a few times a week. I can only catch this class when I am not working because the class schedule doesn’t fit my work schedule.   I have to say, I forgot how much I really enjoyed this class.  It’s a great blend of yoga and Pilates, all set to awesome music.  It your gym has it, I would definitely recommend trying it out.  I always feel so much better after taking it and am really going to miss it when I head back to work!

Not setting an alarm

no alar

 

Not having to set an alarm and leave the house well before the sun is starting to rise has been GLORIOUS.  I have slept until at least 6 am almost every single day of my vacation and it has been amazing. It’s incredible how much more refreshed you feel with just a few extra hours of sleep.  It’s going to be tough to go back to work after having almost a month of no early morning wake up calls!

Nook

nook color

I don’t talk a lot about this on the blog, but I LOVE to read.  I read at least 1 book a week normally, but over the past few weeks since I’ve had a lot of spare time, I have been burning through books at an incredible pace.  My nook is rarely further than arms distance away from me and I have been spending a lot of time curled up on the couch with a blanket reading books on my Nook. I much prefer reading to watching tv if there is a story line that grabs my attention and since most of my favorite tv shows are on winter break, it’s the perfect time to read even more!

Popcorn Machine

popcorn

Robyn came home a few weeks ago and asked what I thought about getting a popcorn machine for our media room.  At first I thought it was a crazy idea, that we would never use it, etc.  However, he felt strongly that it would be a great addition to the room, so I told him if he really wanted it, to go for it.  Well, once again, I was proven wrong.  We have used the popcorn machine more times than I can count and the popcorn is SO much better than any other method we have tried before.  It’s been a big hit with all our friends and family who have come to visit as well.  I am really glad he went and got it, it really adds a nice feel to our media room and I look forward to having friends over for movies and popcorn nights!

Past Things I’m Loving Friday posts:

 October 25

November 8

November 15

November 22

November 29

December 6

December 13

December 20

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Question of the day

Don’t be shy, come out and tell me what you are loving!!

#RWRUNSTREAK-Week 4 Update

RW streak

MERRY DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful day with their friends and family and are recuperating from all the fun and food, I know I am!   Week 4  of the Runner’s World Run Streak is officially over!  I cannot believe that the streak has been going on for a month already I am still loving it! Here is what my week looked liked:

  • December 19: Thursday I ran 6 miles before I took a Centergy class at the gym and taught Group Power that night.  My foot is still feeling good thankfully!!
  • December 20: Friday I did 1 mile and did another yoga class.
  • December 21: Saturday I woke up and because of a late night out with friends, my big plan of running 10+ miles turned into just a mile to keep the streak going.  Our nieces slept over on Friday because they watched Ashton so we could go out and we had to get packed and ready to head to NH.
  • December 22: Sunday we were in NH, so I got in a quick mile and continued to enjoy time with our family.
  • December 23 : Monday I had the entire day hanging with my little monster while Daddy worked so I got in a quick mile after he got home from work.
  • December 24: Tuesday we packed up and headed down to my sister’s house for xmas eve, so I did a quick mile before we left.
  • December 25 : Wednesday was Christmas and a busy day at our house since we were hosting, however, with so many family members around, I was able to sneak off and get in 1 mile to finish week 4 of the streak off.

Week #2 Mileage: 12 miles

This was my lowest mileage week thus far, but considering my full marathon training starts next week, I am not going to be too hard on myself.  The fact that with the holidays and all the celebrations occurring that I even got in workouts on some days was a miracle, so I am just going with the flow and cutting myself some slack this week.

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Question of the day

Streakers: How are you doing?  

 

The holidays are really here!

Big shock to hear this right?  Well, for whatever reason, the holiday season snuck up on me really quickly this year.  So much so that when I went to pick my son up at daycare on Friday, I didn’t realize it was the last day of daycare until Jan and I totally forgot the Christmas gifts for everyone! Yup, mommy fail #100!  After beating myself up about this, I decided to just let it go.  I’d bring the gifts post holiday as there wasn’t much more I could do at the moment and I had a jam-packed weekend ahead of me.

This past weekend full of friends and family, and I was in heaven.  We did dinner and drinks with friends on Friday and I hadn’t laughed that hard in so long!  It was a much needed night out and we didn’t end up getting home until 1 am.  While that may not be late for most people, that is VERY late for this girl, who likes to be in bed no later than 10pm every night.  Needless to say I was exhausted when I woke up on Saturday morning but so excited that we were heading up north to New Hampshire to visit family and even more excited that one of Robyn’s uncles and their family were coming to town from NJ.  In almost 9 years together, I hadn’t met this uncle and his family so I was really excited to finally get the chance to see them.  When we arrived, we wasted no time.  The fire pit was roaring outside and we all stood around with warm drinks while we made smores by the fire.  Ashton was having a blast running around in the snow and we were catching up with everyone.  By the time dinner rolled around, there were 13 of us crowded around the food and we had a blast.  There is really nothing better than a fire roaring, some great food and drinks, and holiday movies with the people you love.  However, since we were so busy spending time and making memories with family, I took a hiatus from social media and the only picture that was snapped that showed some of the fun was this one of the snowman.  I know others took pictures so I can’t wait to see some more from the weekend.

snowman

While the weekend went by in the blink of an eye, it was truly wonderful and it’s just getting started.  Tomorrow morning we are packing up and heading to my sister’s for the day for Christmas Eve and then we will return back home later in the evening and get ready to host Christmas day at our house.  I won’t be checking in tomorrow and I have my #RWRUNSTREAK post ready to go for Thursday, so I wanted to take this time to wish you and your families a wonderful holiday.  I’ll be talking to you all later in the week!

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Question of the day

What are your plans for the holidays?  

 

Things I’m loving VIII

Hi everyone!!  I hope you are having an awesome week.  I started this morning off with some yoga and a quick mile for my #RWRUNSTREAK and am off to get my nails done.  We are going out tonight to celebrate a friends last day of work and tomorrow afternoon we are headed North to visit some family.  I LOVE going to Robyn’s aunt and uncle’s house and I am really looking forward to seeing everyone and celebrating the holiday season with them!  It’s Friday, so here are some Things I’m loving this week!

Reebok Neon Zig Zag Knee High Socks

new socks

Seriously, these socks are SO awesome!  I absolutely love the colors and patterns so much. I bought these a few weeks ago when I stopped to grab my weekly Gu stock and I am so glad I did.  I have worn them a few times at the gym and they are really comfortable and quite a few people told me they loved them and asked where I got them.  I am always happy to share a great find with people.  They have lots of different colors and patterns to choose from too, so I am probably going to head back and grab another pack in a different color scheme.

Turtle Fur Mittens

new gloves

I stopped by TJMaxx about a month ago just to look around and found these mittens that I really liked.  I typically don’t wear gloves or mittens but I loved that these had finger holes AND could be worn as mittens too.  It’s been really cold here in MA, so I have put these mittens to good use and I really love them.  They are soft, comfortable and keep my hands really warm. I actually wore them on my long run last weekend, it was 8 degrees out and my hands never felt cold.

Blogilates -Slim Waist POP Pilates | Cocktail Dress Series

blogilates

This is one of the hardest ab videos I have ever done!  Cassey from Blogilates has all of these amazing and free workout videos on Youtube. I have been doing her videos for a few months and really like them. They are typically fairly short and super hard, however, this one is the most insane one yet.  Lauren had posted on Facebook about how hard this one was, and I knew if she thought it was hard, it had to be insane. Of course, I checked it out and she was not joking!  I thought the number 4’s were hard, but the last move left me begging for mercy.  Try it out…trust me, just do it!

Amazon Prime

amazon primeWhen Robyn signed up for Amazon Prime a few months ago, I didn’t really think it would be worth it.  However, I am happy to admit when I am wrong and boy, was I WRONG.  I am obsessed with it.  Not only do we get to watch  instant videos on Amazon (similar to Netflix) but we also get free Two-Day Shipping., which is my most favorite part of this membership.  I have placed 5 orders in the past month and all of them were here within two days.  I absolutely love getting my stuff so quickly and it sure has helped me a ton with my Christmas shopping. I bought about 95% of my Christmas gifts via Amazon and they were all quickly shipped and delivered right to my front door, how much easier could it be? It sure beats battling the crazies at the mall this time of the year!

Scotch pop up hand tape dispenser

tape

 

As a result of the holiday season, this handy device has been attached to my hand for weeks.  I have been trying to wrap all of our gifts in stages so I don’t have to have a marathon session of wrapping.  I must admit, I get all excited to wrap gifts for the first 4-5 gifts, then, the excitement is over.  My back starts aching and I look for anything else in the house that needs to be done to get out of wrapping.  However, this tape dispenser has made my life SO much easier.  I used to always use the standard scotch tape tolls and I would cut a bunch of strips and affix them to the end of the table and then use them as needed when wrapping, but this makes everything so much simpler and faster.  I can use it one-handed and the pre-cut tape strips are the perfect size.  I’ll never buy regular tape again!

Past Things I’m Loving Friday posts:

 October 25

November 8

November 15

November 22

November 29

December 6

December 13

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Question of the day

Tell me the one thing you couldn’t live without this week!

#RWRUNSTREAK-Week 3 Update

RW streak

Hey all!  Week 3  of the Runner’s World Run Streak is officially over! When I first started this challenge, I thought the weeks would drag on, but it’s quite the opposite, I feel like they are flying by!  Most of the time, I can’t even remember what day we are on!  Here is what my week looked liked:

  • December 12: Thursday I ran 7 miles before I took a Centergy class at the gym and taught Group Power that night, Thursdays while on vacation seem to be my busiest workout days!
  • December 13: Friday I took it easy with just a short 1 miler.
  • December 14: Saturday I did not want to get out of bed, it was only 8 degrees out, but I forced myself up and out the door and did 8 glorious miles, it was one of my best runs, despite being so cold!
  • December 15: Sunday I woke up and couldn’t put much pressure on my left foot.  It was NOT a good day, but I did hobble my way through a mile that I mostly walked.  It wasn’t pretty but I wasn’t going to break the streak.
  • December 16 : Monday, I got my foot fixed and did a mile to test it out…so far, so good!
  • December 17: Tuesday I did 2 miles after a Group Kick class at the gym. I am still being cautious with my foot.
  • December 18 : Wednesday I took a Group Centergy class at the gym and ran 1 mile to finish week 3 of the streak off.

Week #2 Mileage: Just over 21 miles

With the exception of my foot incident this week, I’m feeling really great.  I took it easier this week with mileage post foot incident just to be on the safe side, however, I am going to slowly start increasing them mileage again and see how I feel since I am doing the trigger point release twice a day.  I don’t know if it’s just the vacation talking, but I feel energized and my body has settled into a nice groove.

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Question of the day

Streakers: Who is still with me?  How are you feeling?

An unexpected day leads to a change in training plans…eek!

Over the weekend, I had a few great runs.  On Saturday I went out early in the morning before the snow and got in a wonderful and relaxing 8 mile run in 8 degree weather! Almost everything about this run felt AMAZING.  Please excuse my face below, it actually hurt to smile, as my face was so tight from the wind.

PicMonkey Collage dec 14 run

You know those runs when you get lost in the rhythmic feeling of your feet hitting the ground (or snow in my case)? Where every song plays at exactly the time you need to hear it?  That’s what this Saturday was for me.  With the exception of a weird, socking bunching feeling under my toes that only lasted about a mile, there wasn’t a part of this run that I didn’t love, weather included.  I finished my run, stretched, ate, showered and went about my day with my family, which included swim lessons, running up and down the halls of our house, playing hide and seek, etc.  All typical weekend things in our house.

I went to bed and woke up Sunday morning feeling refreshed and ready to start the day.  However, panic immediately rose as I couldn’t put any weight on my left foot.  At first, my brain couldn’t comprehend what was happening.  I sat back down in bed and was wondering if I hit my foot in the middle of the night or if something happened during the previous day where I could have injured myself, but nothing made sense.  I felt fine all day and nothing hurt last night.    I started to freak out.  I am generally not one to get overly worried with things like this, but I have a marathon to run in April, what will be my last full marathon and a race that has been on my runner’s bucket list for as long as I can remember and I HAVE TO MAKE IT TO THE START/FINISH LINE IN ONE PIECE. That was the ONLY thing going through my mind on repeat.

Of course, I jumped onto Dr. Google and was reading up on a whole host of potential medical diagnoses, none of which would allow me to continue running.  I decided to step away from the computer, go ice my foot and see how the rest of the day went.  The ice seemed to help a bit and I had absolutely no pain or discomfort when sitting, it was just when I applied pressure to it.  It once again felt like I should have my sock bunched up under my second toe or a really big callous or blister there.  It was the strangest sensation.  Fast forward to first thing Monday morning and I was on the phone with a Sports Medicine Podiatrist office begging for an appointment (I have no shame when it comes to being able to run this race in April.)  They told me they didn’t have anything available on Monday and I requested to be put on a waiting list for any cancellations.  My husband had literally said minutes before that they never call for cancellations, but the specialist had a cancellation at 1pm and the appointment was mine if I wanted it.  Of course I said “yes” and thanked them profusely.

Everyone at the office was so incredibly nice, I got checked in, did all my paperwork and had x-rays taken of my foot so the Dr. could see what was going on.  I was expecting the worst from this appointment so I was bracing myself for this conversation.  I was seeing Dr. Feldman, who I learned through the medals, pictures and articles throughout the office, is this ridiculously successful athlete. He is accomplished marathoner (he’s run Boston multiple times), an Ironman triathlete, and an honorable mention all-american triathlete. He finished 47th out of 2300 participants at the 2008 Ironman in Lake Placid, NY, earning a spot in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, which he totally KILLED.  I instantly felt that I was in good hands and this guy would totally understand my anxiety.

He walked in and was very personable.  We were talking about what happened, my training leading up to this injury, my marathon goals and then he looked at the xrays.  The good news was that I didn’t have a stress fracture, but I had a whole host of other problems, tight calves (knew this,) no mobility in my ankles because of surgeries (knew this too) and very weak hips (another strike against me), but my ankle and calves were directly responsible for the problem with my foot.  He spent over an hour talking to me about all the forms of exercise I do, what my training plan looked like for this marathon, things he would change and his philosophy on a bunch of other interesting topics.  The good news in all this was that my issues can be worked on and he said there is absolutely no reason I can’t get to the start and finish line in April in one piece.  I felt my eyes get blurry and I thanked him over and over again with the biggest smile on my face.  I asked a dozen questions, with the most important, “When will this feel better so I can run again?”  He said he would have me feeling better and ready to run before I left his office today.

I have to admit, I was skeptical.  His PA came in and introduced me to the Trigger Point Performance Foot and Lower Leg Self Myofascial Release & Deep Tissue Massage Kit and the Trigger Point Performance The Grid Revolutionary Foam Roller.

PicMonkey Collage-trigger point

After taking me through a series of exercises that I have to do 2x a day, I literally had no pain in my foot. I was in such shock I hugged the PA and must have thanked her 10 times .  I also bought both the new foam roller (even though I have a plain one at home) and the trigger point set so I don’t have to make up my own set at home.  It was worth every penny and I was on cloud 9.  I even went home and got my mile streak in for the day!

I know I am in for a lot of additional work from now until April, including more PT and follow up visits, but as long as I can run, I will be okay.  One thing he did tell me was that I needed to choose a different marathon training plan.  After months of researching different training plans, I had settled on the Run Less, Run Faster program and had been testing it over the past few weeks before official training starts the last week of December, so now I am back to square one and need to find a different plan.  The biggest deciding factor is that I do not want to run 6 days a week.  I’ve done those programs before and I am not a fan of them, so the RLRF program was in line with what I wanted because its 3 days of running and it has built-in cross training days, something I really enjoy doing.  With the exception of tempo runs, Dr. Feldman doesn’t want me doing any track or speed work until March, so the plan I was going to execute will not work for me.  So now, while I am doing my active release trigger therapy exercises, I am also researching new training plans, but I am keeping it in perspective…

things could be worse

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Question of the day

My marathon running friends, I need some help!  What training plan have you used and why did you like them?

Junk Brand’s Headband Winner!

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I want to thank everyone who entered the giveaway to win one of my absolutely favorite headband’s from Junk Brands.  I was so excited to host my first giveaway and you all made it really fun and exciting, so THANK YOU!  Without further adieu….

Winner-copy

 

 Jen Boudreau

Congrats to Jen!  To claim your prize, please email me at lifebetweenthemiles@gmail.com with your full name, address, and the exact headband you want (including the width-fat or skinny.)

Thanks again to everyone who entered!!