“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.”
~ Benjamin Cheever, Strides

Monday, November 7, 2011

Rainier Training: Week 1

Quick Look:
# of Workouts: 12
# of miles walked/ran/hiked/biked: 31
Weight: 210.0
Chest: 44"
Waist: 47"

I didn't include a 1 mile walk with Cassie in this report.
This was the week of twos...
Two workouts with Mommy Milers
Two workouts carrying Avery in the Bjorn
2 workouts wearing my mountain climbing boots
2 workouts with NOBO
2 strength training workouts with Adam
2 workouts included Cassie
2 days were three-a-days

I wore my mountain climbing boots on a workout for the first time at Mommy Milers on Thursday - on a flat, paved trail - with no issues.  On Friday, I hiked in High Banks Metro Park with my friend Deb.  I carried Avery (the equivalent of approximately a 10 lb pack) and wore my boots.  

Friday was a little bit rougher with the boots.  I developed a hot spot on my right big toe...and my ankles, shins and calves felt bruised afterwards and the next day.  All to be expected with new boots that I am unaccustomed to wearing.   High Banks is pretty hilly for Columbus.  I'm supposed to run a 10K on the same trails next weekend - part way through the hike I asked Deb "Is there a time limit for Buckeye Classic?"  Yup, I'm that girl.
We weren't the only turkeys in High Banks
I had a couple of great quotes during my training with Adam this week:
"Those are the best lunges you've ever done."
"You're one of only two female clients I have that actually push themselves on push-ups."

The previous week, when I first did three-a-days, I was tired and sore by the end of the day. This week, for both of them, I was energized and happy!  Maybe I just didn't work hard enough...  :D

Supposed to be a warmer than usual week here in Columbus - looking forward to the fabulous weather.  I'll be run-walking the Buckeye Classic 10K this weekend...peer pressure.  My family also comes into town this weekend.  Avery also turns 3 months old this week!

Look at this snazzy dress, hat and tights combo - eat your heart out Mommy!
How was your week last week?
Have you ever worn exercise gear that seemed abnormal for the situation? Or that made people say "Hmmm."  (I got funny looks at Mommy Milers).


  1. Awesome training! WOW! I barely even like being 'weighed' down by my water bottle - LOL. Good luck with the NYC marathon entry! Go us!! :)

  2. Wow! That's quite a week, Mandy! You remind me of myself training for the tri this summer... :) I love multiple workouts when I have the time...yes, I'm weird! I think I may try and come to cheer everyone on for the Buckeye Classic. Love your pics!

  3. Ha, your child is sassy (and a girly girl it looks like)! Great week, Mandy, you are really working your tail off to be ready for Mt. Rainier!

  4. Mandy! This week is amazing - way to go, girl! I am so proud of you! You are an inspiration to me - as I will be getting my a$$ out the door this afternoon to run, and I biked 10 miles yesterday!

    Are we on for EC Half in 2012? I am working on race plans!! :) I'm going to run that with you.

    The pictures are awesome, it looks like you got some great workouts in. I enjoyed reading about them!

    Avery is a doll! I love her! I hope you have a great week, and I might see you at the Classic, if I come out and cheer you all on! :) Miss you!

  5. Sara - I have EC Half penciled into my Calendar!!!


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