July 9, 2012

Marathon Monday: 13 weeks

I spent this past training week breaking in my latest pair of New Balance 890s (first from left) and Googling "the effects of alcohol running". Did you know it can take up to three days for your body to recover from a night of drinking?! No wonder all my celebrating has made me significantly slower -- I literally felt like I was dying half the time and don't even get me started on my attempt at a hill workout. FAIL.

But what doesn't kill you makes you stronger (right, Kelly Clarkson?) so I'm still hell-bent on qualifying for Boston. I'm getting back on track (I feel like I said this last week ...) by chugging water and eating tons of veggies, and I also just bought a Gilt City voucher for 6 weeks of unlimited classes at The Bar Method, Boston. This crazy-ass barre workout supposedly turns you into a long, lean, fighting-machine. Or as Alex put it, "You'll look like a supermodel!" I'm going to take my first class tomorrow before work and I'm super pumped. 

I'm mentally preparing myself for buns of steel and sub-7 minute speed workouts by the end of summer. 

Because that's realistic, right?

To go: 13 weeks | 343.7 miles 
Completed: 3 week | 53.42 miles

If you missed it: Week 16 | Week 15  | Week 14


  1. the bar method is AMAZING. you'll love it! and hate it...all at the same time.

  2. No but really, supermodel status.

  3. Dude! I wish the 1400s came in that many colors!
    Anywho, congratulations on finishing week 3! You're totally going to kick butt at this marathon. I KNOW it.