Chicago Marathon

Running Recap

Happy Wellness Wednesday, friends! I’ll be sharing a Running Recap instead of my usual Wellness Wednesday because life got in the way this weekend/earlier this week. IT HAPPENS. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from blogging it’s that I absolutely need to draft my posts earlier than the night before 😉

Anyway, today’s running recap is all about my peak week! Ahh! The marathon is so soon! I have 3 weeks of “training” left but really, I’m just ramping down the mileage in order to get my body (and mind!) rested for the big day.

I’m running the Chicago Marathon for Action for Healthy Kids this year. AFHK is a non-profit organization that works with low-income schools to provide healthy meals (breakfast and lunch) and equipment for physical activity. Nutrition and physical activity are so important to a child’s development so raising money for AFHK is very important to me. If you’d like to donate to my race, please follow this link. I appreciate you so much!

And now: the running recap!

As I said above, this was my peak week. I have never run so many miles in one week! It is crazy what the body can do. I’ll fully admit that I am pretty tired this week so I’m glad the mileage is decreasing the next few weeks. It’s not a lot but every little bit helps.

  • Monday: easy 7
  • Tuesday: easy 5
  • Wednesday: restrunning recap
  • Thursday: easy 5 – Was a beautiful night for running. I managed to snap a cool picture of Lake Michigan at sunset!
  • Friday: easy 6
  • Saturday: easy 6 – I hit the road pretty early this morning because the temperatures were going to get up to the high 70s/low 80s and sunny so I wanted to avoid all of that nonsense. The trail was full of other runners & running groups getting in their last long run before the marathon. The trail was crowded but it was cool to see!
  • Sunday: 16 miles – honestly, I was feeling pretty good for a majority of this run. I headed south on the lakefront trail and was debating just going for 18 but it started to downpour just before I hit the halfway mark (at Soldier Field) so I didn’t push it any further. So, I ran around Soldier and headed home. Since it was getting darker out, Matt met me (after finishing his run) with a bottle of water to walk me home. How sweet!
Total mileage: 57 miles (including my warm-up & cool-down running – otherwise 45)

I also finally incorporated some post-run yoga! It’s not an everyday thing but… it helps!  The running + sitting in a desk all day is really taking its toll on my body. I’ve just been doing some short Yoga with Adriene videos and while 8 minutes might not seem like a lot, I can really feel a difference afterwards!

And that’s all we’ve got for this week! We’ll be back to your regularly scheduled programming next week 😉 I’ve also got another fun fall recipe coming for ya!