ooooohhhhh!!! Nothing beats getting a new pair of shoes in the mail!!!! Annnndddd, add in the fact that I got them almost 50% off, you just really can't think twice about buying them!!!! In fact, you think to yourself, why didn't I get 2 pairs!! LOL!!! :D Can't wait to break them in! Maybe these will be the shoes to run my first ever Full Marathon in..... we shall see!!!!!!
Ok, let's talk training....
I am now entering week 8 of Marathon training!!! First weekend in March will be here before I know it!!! YIKES!!!!! Anyway, on tap for this week:
Mon-Thursday 3 miles
Friday- REST DAY
Saturday- 8 miles
Sunday- 17 miles
Today, Monday started out great!!! Instead of hitting my snooze button a million times, I jumped out of bed right when alarm went off!!! Therefore, I was able to get in a mile warm up and cool down instead of just a half mile..... therefore, 5 miles total for Monday!!!! WOOOhOOO!
*****LAST MONTH TOTAL MILES: 152- can't wait to see what I end up this month
ZOOMA RUN LOVE CHALLENGE STARTS TODAY!!!
Yes, today starts the Zooma Virtual Run Love Challenge!!! But, there is still just over 80 slots left!!!! If you want to join and obtain the MOST AWESOME SWAG bag ever, go to the ZOOMA webpage!! This is a GREAT way to stay motivated in the winter..... :D
Above is the medal for the challenge!!!!! Pretty cool!!!!
SHIN SPLINTS! OUCH!!!!!! NO, I AM NOT INJURED, however, I have a friend of mine that recently has been affected by shin splints! And, boy, this is a condition that can stop one in her/his tracks!!!!! I found this great article in reference to Shin Splints at Runnersworld.com.
Also, from Runnersworld.com, I found this article that goes on to show easy exercises to help keep shin splints away!!!!! Check it out here!
**Are you training for any particular race? If so, which one?
**Ever had shin splints? Do tell!!! What did you do to heal them? What time frame did it take for shin splints to heal? Please share and I will pass on to my friend!!!! Might help other readers too!!!
**Are you signed up for the ZOOMA Run Love Challenge? I am telling you!!! The swag bag is AWESOME!!!!!!!