Week in Review – Dec 14, 2014

I had a pretty good week. The weather was a bit warmer this week so I actually got to run outside most of the week.

Training

This week I was able to run 38.69 miles in 5:50:42. As I said earlier, most of my runs were actually outside this week. The warmer weather allowed me to get out and run not on the treadmill, which I find to be extremely boring! Below is the break down of the week.

Training Week 12142014

I got to test out my new North Face running jacket, and I will have a full review once I get a few more runs under my belt with it. My long run this morning was in some pretty dense fog. Luckily I ran early enough that I didn’t have to deal with too much traffic until the end. Knowing that I had a long run this morning, I planned to take the family out to breakfast to our favorite breakfast spot. I was literally dreaming of this Denver Omelet the whole time I was running!

Denver Omlet

I don’t eat the hash browns,  but the omelet and whole wheat toast was AMAZING! Great after run meal.

This was also the week that I had the dog encounter. You can read about that and get some tips for dealing with dogs on your runs here.

Race Sign Up

Probably the most interesting thing that happened this week is that I officially sign up for my first HALF MARATHON! I signed up for the Cellcom Green Bay Half Marathon. It will be taking place on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 8:00am. There are usually quite a few people that sign up for the marathon and half marathon that day, so there should be a lot of runners that day.

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous about it already! Honestly, I think mileage-wise, I should be able to run a half, and I SHOULDN’T have issues completing the race. Pie in the sky, best possible outcome goal for me, would be to complete it in under two hours. I think I could get close, but I don’t know if I can get under. My realistic goal, to just finish the race! Being my very first half (unless I do something crazy like sign up for another before that one), I really just want to enjoy the experience and finish the race. If you are interested in signing up, you can do so here. They also have a 5K and a kids run besides the half and full marathon.

I am still looking for other races to sing up for and trying to get my race schedule set for the next year. I am looking for 5K, 10K and 15K races. I know of a few that I want to do for sure like the Paperfest 5K I did last year, the Seroogy’s Valentine Run 15K, and the Packers 5K along with the Bellin Run (10K).  If you know of any others in Northeast Wisconsin Area (or even further) that would be fun races, let me know!

Wrap It Up!

That is about it for this week! Look for a new product review and a recipe coming this week. I hope everyone has a great week!

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