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Boston Marathon Training Recap Weeks 1-3 and Life Lately

Boston Marathon Training Update

Boston Marathon Training Update

Boston Marathon Training Update and Life Lately

January Mileage Week 1 : Zero

Boston Marathon training with #TeamStonyfield is in full swing happening right now although it’s been a rather tumultuous month. I headed into January totally revved up to crush my goals and then promptly got sick two day after New Years Eve. The initial diagnosis after 5 days in bed was that I had a nasty virus. The minute clinic sent me on my way with a “wait-and-see” prescription for a sinus infection. Not being one to “break the rules,” I waited two more days before filling the prescription when things worsened and I was flat out and miserable. While not the flu, I hadn’t been this sick in a long time. While staying home sick and binge-watching the latest show would have been fun I was at home sleeping (and not running at all, nor binge-watching tv) trying to get healthy.

Running on the Bay Bridge in California

Running on the Bay Bridge in California

January Mileage Week 2: 43 miles (included some hiking)

At the end of the week Organic Runner Dad and I flew out to San Francisco for an Organic Trade Association Meeting. I was still feeling miserable and we were almost unsure if I would be able to fly. I had the worst headache of my life the night before we left and contemplated a trip to the ER and canceling my travel. Thankfully a night of rest alleviated the headache enough for me to travel and I was able to rest and relax on the trip cross country. Thankfully a few days into the trip the antibiotics finally kicked in and I was able to hit the ground running. Our trip allowed for a great amount of sightseeing and seeing friends and we were also able to pack in a lot of adventures too in San Francisco, Emeryville, Big Sure, and Yosemite. I’ll tell you more about our adventures soon) but for now here is my training for week two.

Boston Marathon training

Boston Marathon training (Training Peaks)

January Mileage Week 3: ????

We traveled back from California on a Red Eye and made it back to our house on MLK day. Although fatigued from the trip I had planned to keep the momentum of training going. However, very sad news came the following day. My Grandmother, my Gran had passed away ten days shy of her 88th birthday. This news filled me with great sadness. She was the grandmother that I knew the best. We spent time with her every summer while we were growing up at our summer lake house.

Beautiful Gran

Beautiful Gran

She was always present growing up and was a part of what made my family whole. Losing my Gran has unleashed all kinds of emotions that need to be experienced. With this news came the need to travel to be with my family. I was able to squeeze in a few runs before the kids and I left for Pennsylvania on Friday (racing the Blizzard). Since we are in Pennsylvania and the blizzard dumped 28 inches of snow on us I have been busy shoveling snow, building, snow forts, sledding, helping my mom and more and running has taken a backseat again. And its all ok. While I have goals for the Boston Marathon in April I have been reminded of the gift of the life that we have in front of us and how we must live in the moments before us. Now is a time to put my family first. The miles can wait.

Right now I am where I need to be. I am with my family where we are sharing the stories and memories of Gran.

So that’s where I am at the moment . . . I’ll be sharing more soon!

Thank you Stonyfield Organic for continuing to fuel my training for the Boston Marathon!

Thank you Stonyfield Organic for continuing to fuel my training for the Boston Marathon!

Boston Marathon Motivation Link Love :

How is your training mileage right now? Do you have any big races planned? Did you get snowed in during the blizzard of 2016?

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7 responses

7 responses

  1. I’m so sorry about your Gran but I love that you are surrounded by family and your attitude about the miles – yes, they can wait!
    I absolutely loved seeing your west coast pics on FB and cannot wait to hear more about your travels.
    Here’s to hoping ALL the sickness is behind you!!
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  2. Oh Sandra I am so sad to hear about your grandmother. My grandmother that I was super close to passed away a few years ago and it was totally devestating. So glad that you had the opportunity to spend time with your family and nothing like a huge snowstorm to force that family bonding 😉 And you are so right and I think it is great that you are able to separate the miles from family. It takes a strong and experienced runner to let go! My thoughts are with you and your family!
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  3. I am so, so sorry that your lost your Gran. The picture of the two of you on your wedding day is priceless. I have a similar picture of my Granny on my wedding day also and it means the world to me. She passed away 3 years after my wedding and I know it hurts. I’m so happy that you have running as therapy and your family for hugs and snuggles. That is all that is important right now.
    Your trip to Big Sur looks incredible! What a wonderful time to spend together.
    Thank you so much for the link love, friend! Looking forward to seeing you in April. xoxo
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