My first donation!

In Exercise can't be this fun! on July 26, 2012 at 11:55 am

I cannot believe it has been two weeks since I signed up for the Goofy Challenge. It has been a whirlwind few weeks and I am glad I have an early start since life sometimes gets in the way.  If you want to know more about the Goofy Challenge and my back story you can go here–>>Disney Goofy Challenge 39.3 Miles, I am doing it! 

My first donation

I received my first donation this past weekend while I was away on vacation. It was a wonderful surprise and the $39 amount was perfect! 

My training

Training is going great! I have not started following an official Goofy Challenge training plan yet. I have a marathon coming up the first weekend in October and so my training right now is designed around that.  The Mohawk Hudson will be my second marathon and 17th long distance event (with 15 half marathons before that).  I signed up to have another marathon under my belt before I run in the Goofy Challenge.  My crazy mind wants to squeeze in one more half marathon before then so that the Mickey Marathon will be my 20th event (since it is their 20th anniversary).  Crazy, I know, but the financial analyst in me cannot ignore the numbers.

So what have I been doing since signing up?

July 14, 2012 – Headed out for a 12 mile run only to hit a bad thunderstorm at 2.5 miles.  Run aborted and operation rescue mission ensued.  Thanks to Jeff, three of my fellow runners and I were picked up under a church awning.  Here is a lovely picture just post rescue. I was kind enough to cut out the other runners in this photo since we were all a wet mess. 🙂

July 15, 2012 – 3 miles + 1.6 miles. I managed to work in a 3 mile run. I then picked up the boys and we headed out for mini-triathalon training. I chased them on their bikes and then ran/walked with them for a total of 1.6 miles.  Rain, heat and other activities forced any plans for a make-up 12 mile run out the window.

July 16, 2012 – One hour of boot camp class!

July 17, 2012 – Speed work at my indoor track at the gym. That night it was still around 90 degrees at 7 pm so I opted for a cooler indoor option.  I ran a warm up and then 6X60/60s.

July 18, 2012 – One hour boot camp class.

July 19, 2012 – 4 mile early am run with a friend. 

July 21, 2012 – 11.18 miles. We took our family vacation to Lake Placid for the Ironman weekend so Jeff could sign up for 2013.  I headed out for my long Saturday run on our vacation in Lake Placid. This was by far the best run of the week. I ran several loop around mirror lake and started in the early am before the bustle of the town made running straight lines near impossible.  One of my friends caught me on a few loops and ran 5 miles with me. It was heaven. I posted a few pictures from my run.

Mirror Lake

July 22, 2012 – 2.70 mile run. It was a late day run and rather warm. After Jeff finished is volunteer shift for the Ironman, I ran over to the bike/run course to watch some of the runners compete.  It was very motivating! These participants work hard, it was hard to see extremely fit individuals walking a course. It tells you just how hard it is to complete and Ironman. July 24, 2012 – 2.0 miles.  Quick 2 mile lunch-time run.  I did not have a lot of time to take a break but needed to step away from my computer for a bit. I opted to take a 20-minute me break and head out for a quick run.  My legs felt like lead. July 25, 2012 – Boot camp + 4 mile run. I headed off to my early morning boot-camp class and cut it a little short to meet a friend for a 4 mile run.  That run felt great and I was back at my 10:15 pace.  I was burnt out for a while and this is the first time I have run that pace comfortably in almost 2 months. Also, this week I became hooked on the Myfitnesspal app! I have been searching all over for a food/exercise app that gives me everything I need and helps me keep my carb/protein/fat balance in check.  This may just be the app for me! As you can see I have a strong committment to not only raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society but to also finishing the Goofy Challenge strong! If you have a moment, please consider making a donation on my fundraising page. 

Do you have a hero you want to honor? You can also find out how to dedicate a mile at my fundraising link or at My Hero Fundraiser.


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