We are back home. It was a fun weekend away, but it is nice to be back to some normality. It’s not going to last long though, this weekend we are having a big graduation/house warming party with lots of family and friends at our house.

That means lots of “to do” lists and projects going on throughout the week.


We had a blast during our last night at the beach. It makes a huge difference having our power back.


This picture may have been slightly Margarita induced.

Before we left the beach Sunday I got in my last run.

6 miles

It was much more humid Sunday but my legs felt really fresh. I couldn’t believe how quick I was going when I looked at my pace once I was done.


I do know one thing.

Wiped Out

This girl was completely wiped out after her weekend away.


How about a little update on my training?

My running schedule is picking back up this week. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. I feel like my body has really benefited from this break, but I’ve also really been enjoying the bit of extra time.

Here is a look at what my running schedule will be in the upcoming week:

Week Ahead Training

It doesn’t look awful (I’ve had worse) but I am trying to get myself back into the right mindset.

I’m on my last 2 weeks of the 10k training schedule. It’s been really nice doing something different, and I see so much improvement in my running! I love it when you see your hard work finally paying off.

I originally had wanted to find a 10k to run at the end of my training to help see where I was at. Unfortunately, it is not in the budget right now. Things have gotten really tight and that money can be used elsewhere. That’s OK though – I know and can see the improvement and at the end of the day that is all that matters to me.


I’ve been scoping out marathons though still with the goal of an October Marathon. I am REALLY leaning towards the Greensboro Marathon. Right now Wes is signed up to run the Chicago marathon the weekend before, but is probably going to use this as his backup marathon in case he can’t get off work to go.

The marathon is relatively close for me and wouldn’t require extra travel expenses. I am 95% sure this is the marathon I will be going with, but we still have a few things to work out before I pull the trigger and sign up.


As far as training go, that is a little bit more up in the air. I want to find a training plan that will push me but that will also be realistic. I am still browsing and trying to see if I can find one, or if I want to begin coming up with one myself. I seem to do really well with schedules, so I know it is important that I find one.

I am looking forward to starting back up on marathon training. This speed break has been nice, but I will always be a marathon girl at heart!


Runners- what marathon training plan have you used?

Are you already signed up for a fall marathon?