Hello everyone! I’m back!!! (For real, for real this time!!) This summer was a disaster as far as training and blogging are concerned. I neglected both seriously and now I am analyzing all of the “fall out” effects of the neglect. To begin with, my waist is feeling a little more rotund and squishy than I would like. I am a girl who LOVES to eat, so I rely on high mileage and other high intensity workouts to keep my “girlish figure”….and I pack on the pounds quickly when I neglect my work-outs! (I
hate envy you naturally svelte women!! ;-)) But what is even worse than that is what has happened to my blog while I’ve been gone…..
Surprisingly, despite my VERY infrequent posting over the summer, my blog traffic has remained about the same. (Granted, I don’t have the most popular blog, I’m talking less than 20 visitors per day) Out of curiosity, I looked at the search terms that have been bringing
weirdos people to my site. Apparently my running blog has metamorphosed into some sort of foot fetish blog in my absence! Here are some of the search terms:
- “Splint brace fetish”
- “Running shoe fetish”
- “Random runners foot fetish”
- “Foot after running fetish”
- “My foot fetish keeps me from dating”
I’m pretty sure these search terms are related to a blog a posted several months ago, as a joke about runner’s feet. Not that I’m judging….this just was NOT the intent of this blog or my blog in general! In fact, it clearly states in this article that people with foot fetishes should NOT date runners! Haha Time to regain control of my training, my blog (I want my top search term to be, “Bad Ass Running Bettys!!”), and my life!
Before I get into my normal weekly run-down/work out summary….here is a random picture of me in front of a castle. Yes, Germany was awesome….LOVED the food, wine, and beer a little bit too much but I guess it is what it is…. 😉 I feel fortunate and blessed to have traveled to so many cool places over the summer, but I’m ready to be a homebody for a while and get back into a normal routine.
My work-out summaries for ALL of August
Total Miles Ran in Germany: 22.5 miles
Summary of Last Weeks Workouts:
- Monday-Run 6 miles on Treadmill
- Tuesday-Run 4 miles at park, push-ups
- Wednesday- Run 6 miles
- Friday- Swim 800 meters, 45 min. spin class, 3.1 mile run
- Saturday- Rest (Kinda….4 hours of back to back trampoline park birthday parties with Ilana)
- Sunday- Run 4.6 miles
Weekly Mileage: 23.7 miles
Total 2014 Miles: 906.2 miles
Wine and Food Consumed: Lots!!!!
Weight Gained: 10 lbs (Yikes!!!)
One of the major reasons I started this blog is to keep myself accountable and motivate myself by tracking my progress. That was fun for the first half of the year, when I was training hard and kicking butt….not as fun (but even more important) when training isn’t going as well. It’s eye opening, and a nice kick in the ass, seeing that the month of August my total mileage was approximately equal to my average weekly mileage during marathon training. Summers are when I usually log my highest mileage, but I let work overwhelm me and totally feel apart on my training. I took some time off last week to organize my house and regroup. I had to defer my Wineglass Marathon to 2015. For the months of September and October I am going to focus on rebuilding my base mileage, cross training (I’m loving the pool time!), and losing the 10 lbs I gained over the summer to get back to my marathon training weight. I plan to find an early spring marathon (leaning towards Shamrock in Va Beach…That was my first marathon and a nice flat course) and start training sometime in November.
Happy running and good luck to everyone on their upcoming fall races! It’s right around the corner! 🙂