Thinking Out Loud: Thursday Rambles

I’m linking up with Running with Spoons again for Thinking Out Loud. Thanks for hosting, Amanda!

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Remember how I wrote about slacking on strength work last week? And how I was ready to turn it around? The good news? I did it. The bad news? I am so sore. DOMS is real. I woke up early this morning for my scheduled 4.5 miler (day 2 after all my weighted squats and lunges) but couldn’t drag my tight, tired legs out of bed. I am going to try and squeeze the run in tonight or leave it for tomorrow.

I can’t stall too much, however, because my first half marathon is officially four weeks and change away. If the countdown doesn’t make it feel real, this week’s 8-mile long run will. At this point in the plan, each week’s long run also corresponds with my personal longest distance run to date.

I can’t describe yet how it feels to finish each long run because I have waited so long to be strong enough to do it. It’s incredible to see those numbers rise on my Garmin.

On a different note, I have been enjoying a few small things that have made all the difference while I chug away through training. Here’s a little round-up…


Wearing Oiselle Roga Shorts & Injinji Socks. Dream team.

Baking Almond Butter Banana Breakfast Bars. I don’t think I’ve raved about them enough this week. No-guilt deliciousness when you just really need  a baked good in your life.

Listening to the Run to The Top with Tina Muir podcast.

Trying Blue Apron. One of A’s coworkers had a coupon for a two-week trial (three meals per week) and the first box arrived on Tuesday. I was a little skeptical, but I’m impressed with the quality of ingredients that arrived and the vegetarian recipes selected. Tonight I’m making Heirloom Tomato & Fontina Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Dijon-Dressed Summer VegetablesYeah. 

How long is your upcoming weekend run? Have you ever tried a food delivery service?


3 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud: Thursday Rambles”

  1. you’re so close to your first half yay! excited for you! DC is such a beautiful city, it will be such nice scenery during your 13.1 miles 😉

    I’ve run 2 half marathons and 1 full let me know if you have any questions I can try to help you answer!

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  2. I love, love, love Injinji socks, Victoria; this reminds me that I really need to get some more!! I’m so glad you enjoy them, too. We got some free meals from Blue Apron, as well; we really enjoyed them. I’ve not ordered any more, as of yet, but I think I’m going to try them out again. Everything was so fresh and it took the guesswork out for me. You’re doing great!!! Hope your day has gone well!


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