My Training Updates Dopey 48.6

Less than 2 months I will be CHASING THE Dopey. To make this event more meaningful and spiritual, I am raising funds for a wonderful charity the American Lung Association. This charity  is important to me because I have asthma and allergies, both are respiratory problems.  

For those who have donated ,Thank You.  No amount is too small or too large.  click here to read more details 

 Dopey Training Updates….

 The Dopey Challenge weekend is only 2 months away. (5k, 10k, Half and Marathon). The first race starts January 5th. The mileage is getting up there!!!  My longest run so far is 18 miles.   This run was a success. Thank goodness! 

Update on my training

The last two ½ weeks were rough. My training has been like a rollercoaster.   I had many mid-race dips in confidence, energy, and motivation.

I guess that is the ebb and flow of training.  

For instance, my last menstrual cycle made a week of running completely miserable.  The menstrual cycle always seems to suck my energy right out of my body. When I ran my 16-mile-long run, I felt horrible. I was questioning my running ability.  Like the Grinch quoted this run “Stink Stank Stunk”. Even the 3-mile training runs was hard. 

I also had some good runs. The 18-mile-long run was a good experience for me. That’s the longest run I have completed since last year. I was sore and tired, but it was a good confident booster run. I mentally broke down the run into chunks of “just 4.5 miles, four times”.  I was on a runner high.  I pray this happens during the Dopey Challenge.

My strength training is going well.  Twice a week, I attend Barbell Class at Lifetime.  My teacher is very good, she always makes sure my form is good. 

Last week, I tried a Step Aerobics class for the first time in 3 years.  I hated it!  I forgot how hard it is to keep up with new moves.  Too much choreography and my brain was unable to process all that foot work at such a fast pace.   I have no idea, how most of the class was able to keep up.   I felt like I had 2 left feet and was completely out of shape! Not my Jam!  

I do not think Step Aerobics will be part of my exercise regimen.  I prefer  the road or a treadmill. 

Today I received some Dopey Gifts in the mail. I have a sticker that says 48.6 and a beautiful Dopey ornament. 

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