Indy Mini Marathon Training - Week #4 Update

Friday, March 7, 2014

This has been a week of battling colds and children deciding sleep isn't a priority.  Some days I think, "When am I just going to crash?"  I see a good, long nap this weekend.  The transition to a mommy of two is hard enough, now throw illness into the picture and you've got double the trouble.

However I did finally manage my first run outside today!  It is sunny and in the 40s so I bundled my girl up and hit the Monon Trail here in Indy.  P.S.  Pushing a stroller and running is 293482 times harder than on a treadmill.  Especially with all these bridges and inclines they've recently added to the trail- holy cow!

My sweet little running partner

Here's how my week looked:

How do I feel you ask?
Despite being more tired than usual, I think I did pretty well with my training.  Today's big run was a true test of my endurance and strength.  I probably could have done it just fine alone but add the 30 lb stroller to the mix along with a few inclines and it was pretty tough at some points.  I did have to stop a few times -- my Polar FT4 kept beeping at me telling me my heart rate was "out of the zone."  But let's get real, anyone would be huffing and puffing pushing a stroller and running up some of those bridges.  I'm adding more strength training to some of my shorter run days too.  Swimsuit season is way too soon...

I say this run has earned me a nice cold brewsky tonight...

My Goals for this Race:
 As I've said before, I really just want to be able to run this entire race.  I don't care if it's at the pace of a snail, I am determined to just keep going.

What I Want to Do This Week:
I need to up my water intake.  I've been so bad about it lately and it's so important, especially to keep my supply up too!  I also plan on getting a few more outdoor runs in this week since Monday and Tuesday will be in the 60s....holla!!

Oh, my sister in law, who was supposed to run this race with me, decided to fall and tear her meniscus.  Apparently when you start nearing your mid 30's your body starts falling apart on you -- haha Crystal! Just kidding, just kidding...

Until next week friends!


  1. Your running partner is absolutely adorable. I hope everyone is feeling better. We've been battling some colds and sicknesses here, too.

  2. I had the opposite reaction when I was training for my first 5k. I had to run with a double jogging stroller outside, so when it was just me I was amazed at my endurance!

  3. YAY! I love your running partner. So much better then the older gentleman next to me who watches me run at the gym. LOL I would LOVE to try for a half marathon by next year but right now I still have to accomplish my first 5k lol

  4. Keep up the great work! That pic of baby looks so precious!

  5. Sounds like you are doing great, battling through colds is never fun.

  6. so proud of you for even training for this!!

  7. I LOVE running/walking outside SO much better than on a treadmill. I don't get bored so easily, and I can't just quit and step off and be done! Keep up the great works!

  8. Keep up all the hard work and you have the most adorable running partner I have ever seen!

  9. Good for you getting out there despite the cold. Your baby looks so cute all bundled up.