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MCM week 8 recap

8 weeks of training down?! Can that be right?? It’s a little scary how fast this training cycle is moving along cause that means the race will be here before I know it. Consistency is king, so I’m happy I haven’t had a single week with less than 3 runs at this point, and that really is a big accomplishment for this girl.

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Week #: 8

Number of runs done: 5

Total mileage: 21.27 miles

Longest run: 7.34 miles

Strength training sessions: 1

Yoga sessions: 2

Highlight: Feeling really great for 7 miles on Saturday morning! #proteinpancakes

Low point: Continuing to slack on my “long” run! I really do have to get my butt in long run gear.

Reflections: I’ve been extremely fortunate for the last 6 years of running to be relatively injury-free, but I’ve got to be proactive & work on muscle imbalances through strength training. Again, consistency is king & throwing in a strength training or cross training session in a few times a month probably isn’t going to cut it forever.

Any physical ailments? Slight lower back pain, probably related to my need to foam roll hella bad.

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So, you may have seen my post about my decision to become a Beachbody coach, & I’ve gotta say, it’s something I’ve been thinking about & praying about for mooonnnnths. I’ve had so many people plant that seed & really spark some curiosity in me, but I’ve never been one for loving video-style workouts. I love to run & I usually love the gym, but it’s so much easier said than done with this nugget running around. I’m still pumping for him 4x a day, so between timing my pumping sessions, Rhett’s naps & appetite, it can be an act of congress to get to the gym now. I’m so lucky to have a supportive husband because he was fine with us cancelling our gym membership in favor of both of us jumping on a Beachbody program, & I really can’t wait to see us change as we take on these new challenges. Marcus was cursing Shaun T’s name today 🙂

I’ve never tried Shakeology, so the jury is still out until mine comes in on Thursday, but I know some of the heavy-health-hitters listed on the ingredients, & I’m pumped to get that nutrition in me!

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