So...I am still not completely certain what the destiny of this blog is, however, I am going to stay in the training genre while I am still training.
I began my Hal Higdon half marathon training program on Monday. Tim is out of town AGAIN so early morning runs are a little tough because of Kennedy. Luckily, Janine is still with us and she is nice enough to help listen for Kennedy so I can get my runs in despite Tim being gone. So..I got up at 5:15 both yesterday morning and this morning and pounded the pavement with a different pooch each day (for safety of course - no one needs to know they would just lick an attacker to death rather than actually protect me). Pretty much my only comment (yawning the whole way through it because I am exhausted) is that I NEED NEW SHOES! Thank goodness I ordered new shoes on Saturday because my knees hurt, my ankles hurt and my legs are a little sore - all big indicators that its new shoe time. I can't wait until they get here. It dawned on me a few days ago that I ran my last 1/2 marathon when I was @ 14 weeks pregnant in the same tennis shoes I am still wearing. For those of you who are non-runners, it is recommended that if you run @ 25 or more miles a week that shoes should be replaced every three months. Obviously I am way overdue for these new kicks so I am excited that they will arrive any day now.
Tomorrow is strength training and 3 miles. Because I am a Biggest Loser junkie and am getting to bed late, I will run tomorrow evening with Janine and just push Kennedy along in the jog stroller. Although pushing that stroller is rough at least there is the beneficial extra calorie burn bonus involved.