You know how they say it takes a while for a sailor to earn his “sea legs”? Well, it takes a few weeks of training to earn your “marathon legs” and I think I’ve got them. My legs are tired and sore and … strong.
I filmed a short vlog after my 12-mile long run this weekend where I talk about having doubts. Basically, last year I headed into marathon training with a solid 14-mile long run base whereas this year I had an up-and-down spring with low mileage due to hip bursitis.
After filming this video and reflecting a bit more, I realized that while I may feel tired and sore after just 12 miles… that 12 miles isn’t exactly peanuts. It’s a pretty significant chunk of miles! Maybe I’m not where I was at this time last year, but I am building back to that. I really think when I get to the starting line in October I will somehow be in PR shape.
I just need to keep reminding myself the soreness I am feeling now is just my strength returning to me!
Here’s my rundown from last week:
Monday: Complete rest day
Tuesday: 1 mile warmup, 6 x 400, 1 mile cool down
Wednesday: 5 miles easy
6 miles w/4 at marathon pace Rest day
Friday: 60 minutes stationary bike for active recovery
Saturday: 12 mile long run
28 22 miles
Definitely not my finest week but really not terrible since I got in one workout and the long run.
Aside from running, I actually spent a good portion of this weekend with my coworkers. Our newly renovated office will be ready for move-in TODAY so my boss asked us to come by on Saturday to help with decorating so we could really make the space feel personalized.
I’m not done with my space yet, but I did get off to a good start! If we’re friends on Instagram you’ll have seen a few snaps go up this weekend!
A before of my office space:
And a current shot:
Since my boss is allowing us to really personalize our office areas, I knew I wanted to put up my race medals somewhere since they just sit in my closest at home. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with them though, so when my art director said “let’s hang them from the ceiling” I went with it. I do think it looks really cool and since I have plenty of rafter space above me, there is lots of room for future medals!
I also bought these three prints on Etsy for about $5 each:
I choose prints that all had the same color scheme (even though they were made by different illustrators).
One is a palm tree to represent my love of the beach, one is an illustration of the state of Florida with a shot of Miami beach as the filler to represent Miami (where my office is located) and the third one says “if it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change it” which I thought tied the race medals in with the rest of the decor since the saying represents both my work life and my running life!
I bought the white frames at Target for about $17 each. (Why are frames so expensive?!)
Overall I’m super happy with how everything is taking shape! 🙂
I’m especially pleased with this little nook next to my desk that my boss sponsored (LOL) so that I could have a place to chill out with my laptop.
I initially asked for a standing desk but it wouldn’t have worked in this spot. Oh well, I think I like this little layout better anyway!
I am looking forward to finishing up with the decorations this week and really making the renovated space feel like my home away from home, since that is what it is!
I hope that you had a fun filled weekend and got in a run or two as well :).
Any decoration ideas for my space? I need to still fill up some wall space.
How did your long run go this weekend? Could it get any hotter out?!
PS: If you didn’t see my vlog from Friday I’d love for you to check it out. It recaps my day in Miami filming a commercial. It’s less than a minute long so it won’t take up too much of your time!