Ok…..it’s been 2 months since I’ve thought about writing a post. Honestly, life has been crazy busy!
My boys were here for summer visitation. This is the longest they’ve stayed, 6 weeks. It was so great! We drove them to Ocala a week ago today. Nathan jumped in the car with Tanner and they continued the rest of the trip to Tampa. My heart still hurts from missing them. Out of everything I’ve done in my life, being a long distance mom is the hardest.
The end of June I finished up with another 5k training program, Firecracker 5k was their goal race. This year it was crazy hot! Everyone did a great job! Tanner and Nathan ran again this year, which was fun!
I celebrated 4 years of sobriety on July 5th. Wow, what an incredible feeling and what a miracle! I work very hard every day and feel so blessed and grateful to continue this journey.
I have exciting news. I now work at the local YMCA as a personal trainer and was given the opportunity to teach a kettle bell class. It’s been so much fun! I also have a group of 3 ladies to work with for a Body Challenge that is 16 weeks long. It feels so good to help others reach their goals!
This month started marathon training. I will be running the Pensacola Marathon again. If you remember last year, I trained and ran with a torn meniscus. My goal was 4 hours and ended up with 4:16. I do believe that I could have hit that 4 hours if not have been for knee pain. I have since had it repaired and ready to train again and hit the 4 hours. The training I started out with last year had me running 5 days a week. After I started having a lot of knee pain I cut back to around 3 days a week. Again I ran the marathon and was feeling great until the knee started aching. I feel I can accomplish my goal with running 3 days a week and cross training at least 2 days a week. I’ve been consistently cross training for months so it will not be a problem to continue. I did absolutely no cross training last year. My runs will consist of a speed workout, a tempo run and a long run. This is designed to improve your endurance, lactate-threshold running pace and leg speed. This is called the FIRST (The Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training) Training Plan. Runner’s World did a piece on it and it sounded pretty interesting to me. You can get the book, Run Less, Run Faster and/or the app for your phone. Right now I have the app but plan to get the book too. I can’t wait to keep you updated with my training.
Not sure if everyone knows but I am a sales rep for Oiselle. I absolutely love everything about Oiselle, so it makes it very easy to share that love with stores in FL, AL, MS and LA. I just wrapped up another sales season and 4 days of traveling. It was both fun and tiring at the same time!
I feel extremely lucky to have been offered a place on the Oiselle Volée Team for another year. There were some changes made this year that have been pretty exciting. Because it can be difficult to manage more than 250 members the team is capped and The Oiselle Flock was created. I think it’s a great opportunity for those that love Oiselle and want to be part of this amazing family!
Super super excited about another upcoming trip. I am leaving August 13th headed to Central Oregon for possibly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend a running camp with my Oiselle teammates!! #BirdCamp We will be staying at the Seventh Mountain Resort. If you have not heard of this place, please click the link to check it out. It looks and sounds amazing!
So many exciting things happening! I’m sorry for the hiatus, but hoping to get back into the swing of posting and sharing. Thanks to those that do read and comment!
Are you training for a fall marathon? Have you ever attended a running camp or something similar?