Marathon training is in full effect in our house these days. With my husband and I both needing to do our long runs on the weekends, we've had to figure out a schedule so that we can both get our runs done, then still have a good part of the day together with our boys. So far, we've been able to make it work. Mother Nature has been pretty good to us this fall and we've had some awesome running weather. But, we'll see how it goes when the snow comes and the temps start to drop only giving us a certain number of hours during the day to run. Brrr...I don't even want to think about it yet!
I think marathon training this 2nd time around is starting to take a toll on my body. I don't know what it is lately, but my body is just tired. I've felt it coming on the last couple of weeks, and this weekend was pretty much the tipping point. I was supposed to do an 18 mile run. I started off feeling good, but around mile 11, my legs just started feeling a little heavy. I just wasn't feeling it, so instead of pushing myself to do 7 more miles, I stopped at 14. Maybe I should have pushed through and done the total distance, but I just really didn't have the motivation to do it. I finished my run and seriously felt like I had altitude sickness. I was kind of loopy and felt like I could just fall asleep right then and there. What is up with that? I think I'm going to go easy on myself this week and hopefully I'll get my mojo back by the weekend.
I thought I'd take this time to talk about a really cool site called Family Fan Club (HERE). Here's some information from their site about what they're all about:
FamilyFanClub is a small, privately owned company that creates and sells original endurance and multisport designs on quality apparel and gift items through the internet and race expos. We strive to deliver fun, creative products that celebrate support of athletic and fitness accomplishment.If you take a look at their site, they have some really cool designs for a variety of sports, including triathlons. One of their designs is what was used for the "Cheap Gear" button on the right side of my blog. What I like about the site is that you can pick a design or personalize it according to the race or event you're doing or for someone you're supporting. How cool is that? Another cool thing, is that they just added the ability to print on performance wicking 100% polyester tech shirts! Woohoo for tech shirts!
Oh, and as a side, I think it's hilarious that they have LOST shirts. If you are one of my original followers, you know that I was majorly obsessed with the show LOST. Ha ha!
Anyways, I am seriously thinking about making a shirt for me, my sister, and my husband for the PF Chang's marathon! How fun would that be to wear the shirts during the marathon!?! Or maybe I'll leave a hint for my husband to make cute shirts for my boys to wear during Ironman Arizona!?! :)
Have any of you ever gotten a shirt made for a special event you did or one you were a spectator at? I just think it's such a fun idea!
Anyways, I hope you all had a great weekend! Thank you all so much for the awesome comments you wrote on my IMAZ post. I loved reading through all of them and am so excited to be going through this crazy IM adventure with so many of you this year! :)