Weekly Wrap #22 & 1,000 Mile Challenge Completed


This week has been pretty good we really enjoyed our runs/walks/bike rides. The weather is so much nicer. I love the cooler weather that fall brings. I also love to have the leaves crunch under my feet.

Sunday was our rest day from last weeks long run. We spent the day with our family, playing games and watching football. But best of all playing with our granddaughter.
Monday we ran 5.69 easy miles and walked 1.5 miles.
Tuesday we only ran 3.2 because we were tired and walked 1.5 miles.My new shoes came in and I was able to wear them on my run. I love  how  it feels when you lace up a new pair and take them for a run. Its like running on pillows.


Wednesday we ran 6 miles, walked 2 miles.
Thursday We ran 6.31 miles and walked 3 miles.
Friday rest and walked 2.6 miles.

Saturday Ken and I ran 20 miles and Faith and Cameron ran the first six with us then biked with us for the last 14 miles. This time we took walk breaks every mile for 30 seconds, as it is supposed to help save energy and time. It did work we ran each mile from 30 seconds to a minute faster, and I never felt like I was going to die . I was tired but it wasn’t as bad as last week’s long run. So we are quite happy , I haven’t decided if I’ll do this for our Marathon yet, but we’ll see.


On this weeks 20 miler I was able to completed my thousandth mile for this years Thousand Mile Challenge.

So this week I ran a total of – 41.2 miles
Walked a total of – 15.25 miles.
Total miles for 2016 are – 1021.14.
I reached my thousand mile challenge for the year.
I think this was a pretty productive week.

The Soldiers Marathon is another week closer, it will be here quickly. It is to be held on 11/12 and will start at 8 AM, which is better than last years start time . Which was at 7 AM and we barely got there in time to get our bibs and in place. We ran in the Half Marathon last year. We are looking forward to it and also a little worried. I would be very grateful for any advice on how to better prepare for this marathon, since we haven’t done one before.


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Hebrews 12:1

… let us run with patience the race that is set before us.

Weekly Wrap 21

Well this hasn’t been weekly for quite awhile anyway, I’m trying to fix that problem, I should have it fixed very soon .
Things have been so crazy, but I think we are starting to get things rolling smoothly.

So Here it is my week of workouts.

Sunday and Monday were rest days from our 15 mile run on Saturday. Monday I walked with the kids and dogs for 1.5 miles.
Tuesday we (Ken, Faith, Camer
on and I) ran 6 miles, and walked 1.5 miles

20160915_193853Wednesday Ken and I ran 3.37 miles, walked 3 miles.

Thursday We again ran 6.15 miles and walked 2 miles.
Friday rest and walked 2.5 miles.

Saturday Ken and I ran 18 miles, Cameron ran the first six with us than rode his bike with us for the last 12 miles. I have to say I thought I was going to die at 16.5 miles, but I was saved by some nice cold water my husband was able to get for me, than we were off again to finish our run, also we walked 3 miles.

So this week I was able to run 33.52 miles and walk 13.5 miles.

We are quickly coming to our marathon, we are running in the Soldiers Marathon on 11-12. I sure hope we will be prepared, we have been working so  hard for this marathon. But this is our first and we don’t really know what to expect. I fear we maybe overlooking something.

So do any seasoned marathoners have any advice for us marathon newbies?
I would be very happy to hear about what has helped you, or what hasn’t.

Or what helped you to finish strong?


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