Monday, November 15, 2010

Nov Goals Update + Napa Run

Week 2 November goals update:


1.  I hit 20 miles for the week again!  I'm so excited, and this week I'm hoping to hit closer to 25.
2.  As for the gym, I met with my trainer last Thursday and he pretty much kicked my @$$!  It was a total body workout and I was so sore Friday!  It was great!  I'm going to hit the gym tomorrow morning before work and do my full body workout routine again.
3.  T-minus 11 days until the Turkey Trot!  My current PR in a 5K is 33:32, I'm shooting for better than that.  Don't know if it'll be 32 minutes or less, but we'll see.
4.  Today I start training for the LA Marathon!  You can find my 18-week plan here.  This morning I kicked it off with an easy 30 minutes of Chi Walking, mainly to practice form.  With this being my first full marathon, I know I need to be dilligent in hitting my workouts.  Sometimes life gets in the way (in my case working late, writing papers for grad school, traveling, etc.) so I know there will be days that I have to be flexible in my plan by maybe switching Monday for Tuesday, but I want to stay as on track as I can with everything else.
5.  My new obsession is KT Tape.  I wore it for the first time during the Chapman 5K in October, and loved it!!!  It totally helps me stabilize my knee preventing any ITBS flare ups.  I usually only wear it on longer runs, but if my knee is sore I'll wear it on a 3 or 4 miler too.  I highly recommend it :)


This past weekend I ran my 6-miler in Napa with my boyfriend.  It was so beautiful up north with the leaves turning colors -- the trees looked like they were made entirely of gold, or they were such a bright red that they appeared to be on fire!  We ran through Napa and talked and admired the beauty of the world.  We forgot we were running a lot of the time!
Here are some pictures I took on my phone:
This picture doesn't do the colors justice
Running through the local park in Napa
6 miles done!
This is actually Sonoma
Sonoma


On another note, check out Rad Runner's amazing giveaway here!  She's giving away beautiful Endure jewelry (retails for $78!).  I saw the Endure girls at the Long Beach Marathon Expo and I was thoroughly impressed with the simplicity and elegance of their pieces.  So check out her giveaway!


Happy Monday!


3 comments:

  1. Unfortunately can't see the pics...good luck on the Turkey Trot...you'll do great I'm sure!

    How cool about SNL :) :)

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  2. What a pretty 6 mile run route you have! Great pics.
    Oh duh K-TAPE, I want to sign up for a turkey trot too, but I'm scared my injury will flare up, I forgot about ktape!

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  3. Just found your blog. Good luck at the Turkey Trot and with your marathon training!

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