I can’t believe it’s almost time for my first marathon. I hope I am ready!
Tuesday: I had to do laundry in the morning, so I didn’t have time to run before work. But I managed to squeeze in 1.35 miles by taking the dogs for a run around the block. They needed the exercise, and so did I. Later that night, I did 60 minutes of yoga.
Wednesday: I logged 1.11 miles while running with the dogs. I did some core work throughout the workday, as well as some yoga poses and pushups while I watched the Cubs game on TV.
Thursday: I awoke after snoozing seven times for a quick 2-mile run before grabbing Starbucks with a new friend in Edgewater. I loved seeing a new neighborhood and getting tips on places to eat in Chicago. When Graham got home from work we took the dogs on a 1.26-mile run/walk. Taylor could only manage .8 mile before we had to walk. Girl needs to build some stamina!
Friday: Not much exercise.
Saturday: 7.32 miserable, windy miles. I thought it would be warm like it was Friday, so I was unprepared. I wore shorts and a T-shirt with arm sleeves. The wind was unrelenting. I decided to turn around early, abandoning my plan to run 12 miles. I made my way to Whole Foods Edgewater for its pre-opening celebration. I braved the cold to get my free meatless barbecue sandwich, a reusable bag and samples. Then I ran/walked home as fast as possible to warm up.
I’m excited to have a Whole Foods so close to our apartment!
Sunday: I didn’t do any exercise. I spent the rainy day taking care of errands, doing laundry and cleaning.
Monday: Yoga at the studio. I found the Level 1-2 class challenging because we spent more time than usual in the poses. I liked that the teacher let us work on pincha mayurasana and scorpion; I was able to do both! It’s been a couple of months since I have worked on them.
Week’s goal: 19 miles.
Actual mileage: 13.04.
April mileage so far: 53.82.
Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
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