My husband ended up getting Saturday, Sunday AND Labor Day off and we have been enjoying quality family time. It's been a wonderful break from harvest time!
Our Saturday family date included grocery gettin', finding a bigger carseat for W, a stop at Cherry Berry...
And a trip to the "Valley Corn Maize"!
We made our way through the maze, went on a tractor train ride and the kids played in a huge pit of corn kernels. It was a blast!
Early Sunday morning I ran my last 20-miler in training for the Wild Hog Marathon, making this a 51-mile week. It's been a great week and it is such a blessing to be healthy (no more colds here!) and together as a family!
We just watched the men's and women's Olympic Marathon races on my parents' DV-R (a bit after the fact) and I'm really looking forward to race day!
Check out the inaugural jackets for the full marathon finishers... Extra motivation to cross the finish :)
Image Source: www.gfmarathon.com
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Wild Hog Marathon Training Week 9:
Monday, August 29Strength: 6 x 1:00 planks, leg raises.
Tuesday, August 30Easy-Effort: 7.04 mi, 01:05 @ 09:14 pace.
Wednesday, August 31Speedwork with double stroller: 8.25 mi, 01:09 @ 08:18 pace.
Speedwork with the double stroller isn't ideal, and it near kills me every time, but it's better than skipping the workout altogether! I hope it makes me stronger for race day... 5 x 1 mile repeats @ 8:03, 7:52, 7:56, 8:05, 7:59 with 2:00 recovery jog in between.
Thursday, September 1Strength: 6 x 1:00 planks.
Friday, September 2Tempo: 9.21 mi, 1:13 2 x 4 miles @ 7:43, 7:54/mile with .5 mile recovery jog.
Tired and stiff muscles this morning. This run didn't feel the greatest but I made it!
Saturday, September 3Easy-Effort: 6.11 mi, 00:51 @ 08:23 pace.
Sunday, September 4Long Run: 20.42 mi, 2:54 @ 8:29/mile.
Thunderstorms were all over but nothing hit while I was running, praise the Lord! Just a light sprinkle occasionally and lightning and thunder in the distance.
Total Mileage: 51.03 miles