Training Week 1 (and a little 3rd annual PDA)

Week 1 is in the books. 

This week was pretty simple seeing as the mileage was right on par w/ what I've been doing all summer. Same will go for the next couple of weeks since I've gone up to 7 miles on a whim during my 100 days of running

A beginner training schedule is no where near as detailed or specific as most. If you have no time goal, training just focuses on getting your mileage up and getting you across that finish line. As a first timer, that sounds perfect for me.  

Doesn't matter how slow I go, so long as I go for 26.2 miles! 

This week's run down was a couple 3 mile runs, a 4 mile run, and the "long" run was a 5 miler. 

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The only real challenge for me was sticking to intervals on my 5 mile run. Since I'll be using intervals on race day, I've decided to use intervals on all my weekly long runs to get disciplined enough to actually stick to it. I know when I do half marathons I get a little ahead of myself with adrenaline. So if I don't stick to the intervals when I'm going twice that distance? I'm thinking that could lead to some trouble. I think it's important for me to teach not just my body but more importantly my head to let myself take walk breaks when I need it. And even when I don't think I need it... I'll be grateful I did when I hit the last 10 miles.

Now, on to week 2! 

But before you go... If you happen to be in the mood for a little something mushy...

Our First Date! Dave Matthews Band Concert '10

Our First Date! Dave Matthews Band Concert '10

Dave Matthews Band Concert '13

Dave Matthews Band Concert '13

3 years ago today, my guy came home from working a gig on the road for 10 days. It was the first time since we had started dating that we went more than a couple days without seeing each other. We sent messages and pictures the whole time he was away and when he got home, I remember running up to him and him picking me up in the biggest, comfy-coziest hug you could ever imagine.

That night, he said being away made him think about how much I meant to him and how much he needed me to be his. So he asked me to be his girlfriend. 

Now, 3 years later, we're putting our relationship through another distance test, this time for 3x as long as that first one.

I couldn't be more confident in saying I have no doubt that our "reunion" hug will be even comfy-cozier than the one 3 years ago.

I can't believe it's been 3 years and I love how much we've grown-up together in that time. We've been through a lot, good and bad, and some how are still willing to put up with each other. 

Thank goodness. 

Happy 3 year anniversary to my lovey. Thank you for everything. It's been a crazy few years but I want a bajillion more. I can't say enough how much I wish you were in town to celebrate but I'll be counting down the days till I can hug you again.  Can't wait to celebrate when you get back!

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I love you Casey. 

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