Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Week One Training

Here is a synopsis of week 1 of training
The week started off fantastic with a intense yoga session to stretch me out for the week ahead.  Tuesday morning I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to run 3 miles.  At this time of the morning or I call it night (because it's pitch black outside) I am still half asleep even though I had just woken up at 2 a.m. to feed Olive. Running half asleep is never a good idea because you aren't paying attention to your feet moving and might end up like I did kissing the concrete where my feet should have been running!  I stood up with a growl of "that hurt" and finished in 28 minutes. I woke up every morning before 6 a.m. to run before the sun came up and every day presented either a hill challenge or head games I had to play with myself  just to finish running, like my 4 mile run on Sunday. 
I had to take two days off because the torn ligament in my left ankle was screaming at me but that ended up being a wise decision so that I could do my long run on Sunday. 
These days I am LOVING my Born Fit running skirt.
It has this amazing pocket on the shorts that holds my car key and my phone and I can't even feel it!
Even though it does have shorts underneath, my legs still rub against each other, so I need an extra pair of biking shorts to nip that chaffing before it starts. 
13 miles down for this week and not feeling energized at all BUT every week I will get stronger/perform better and look better.

Side Note: I went down a size after running this week! I'd rather be a 14 than a 16 any day and say good bye baby belly!


  1. Good job Robin. Keep at it. I'm doing what I can too.

  2. This is great robin keep it up:) I myself started running again to and you are now my inspiration for doing it so early with a baby to feed every few hours:)

  3. Shannon, have you read run like a mother? It's a hilarious book that you have to read.
    Good job and now I know that I have another momma out there at 5 a.m. running with me!

  4. Good Job!
    There is a roll on, almost deodorant kind of thing you can get from the running stores that helps prevent chafing, blistering, and weird redness. I highly recommend it!

  5. Oh really? I will definitely look into that. So excited you're doing the race with us!

  6. Yay Robin! It's been a while since I checked in. I myself am training to run a 10K this October. I've only done 5K's and being a new runner for only a year, running a 10K is "my Marathon". I'll have to check out that book. Keep running! You look great :)

  7. maryanne that's great! So nice to have another family member that runs! keep me posted