#WDWMarathonTraining Week 8

by Meghann on October 18, 2016

Done with week eight and feeling great!


For some reason I struggled a little more this week than the week before, but was overall really pleased with all of my runs.


  • Distance: 3 mi
  • Time: 31:51
  • Pace: 10:41

My last treadmill run at my old office gym. *sniff* Unfortunately my new office does not have a fitness center, so I’ll have to figure out another way to get my Monday speed training in. Maybe it’s time to check out the track at the high school near me and see if it’s available Monday mornings.


  • Distance: 3 mi
  • Time: 31:40
  • Pace: 10:32

Annalynn got up right when I was about to head out the door, so I was delayed about 10 minutes nursing her. The good news is she went back to sleep, the sad news is I had to cut my run short by a mile. I could have used the crying baby as an excuse to drop the run completely, so I’m proud I was still able to get out there.


  • Distance: 4 mi
  • Time: 42:18
  • Pace: 10:34

Running to Daycare

I had another successful daycare drop off with the jogging stroller. Two miles to daycare and two miles back. I really enjoy dropping Annalynn off at daycare in the jogging stroller and look forward to more opportunities to do so in the future.


  • Distance: 8 mi
  • Time: 1:25:52
  • Pace: 10:43

Ugh. That run was brutal. I felt great during last week’s 7 miles and was hoping for a similar run this week. That did not happen. It basically felt like the run that just dragged on and on. By the end I had zero motivation left and was walking more than running. It’s not that the weather was terrible or anything, I just felt off. I also need to look at running with some nutrition in the future. I’m at the breaking point where nutrition is starting to be a necessity during my long runs.



Done with the pump

October 14, 2016

And just like that it’s over. I’m officially done pumping breastmilk for Annalynn. On Tuesday I left for work with only ONE bag for the first time since returning from maternity leave last December. It was such a bittersweet feeling knowing that part of our breastfeeding journey was over. I felt naked, like something was more »

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#WDWMarathonTraining Week 7

October 11, 2016

Saying good-bye to week 7 of my training plan. Eh. Not the best week. The Sunday long run the week before really threw me off in the beginning of the week and Hurricane Matthew put a damper on my plans at the end of the week. The good news is I was still able to more »

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Day In The Life: 10/4/16

October 10, 2016

(wrote last week, but for some reason didn’t get published until today. whoops!) 6:15am: Alarm goes off. Hit snooze and roll over. 6:20am: Alarm goes off, again. Darn. Get out of bed, take dog outside, and turn the Keurig on. 6:30am: Jump in shower for a quick rinse and scrub. Yesterday’s hair is still going more »

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Ready, Set, Run, EAT

October 6, 2016

This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links Annalynn and I recently flew our way to the finish line at the John Hancock Hosts The Cooking Light & Health Fit Foodie 5K. The 3.1 mile run along the water was the perfect way to kick off our Saturday morning. I ran, she ate graham more »

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#WDWMarathonTraining Week 6

October 4, 2016

6 weeks down, 14 more weeks to go! The good news is I was still able to get all of my mileage in for this week, I just had to move everything around a bit. I think the key to sticking with any sort of training plan is leaving yourself some room for flexibility. I more »

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