Training Week #15: 18 Miles

Yet again, this was a tough run. It was made especially hard since I’m coming off a 4-week (flippin’…FOUR WEEKS) cold that turned into bronchitis…the last month has been exhausting from that alone. Whatever, I’m just glad to wake up and not cough up a lung. So, following my doctor’s orders to not move from my bed, I took a two week break before our early morning 18-mile run. I was a little nervous that my legs would stop working, and they almost did, but I finished. And I kept running a quote from famed runner Dean Karnazes through my head:

“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.”

Excellent advice from an inspiring athlete.

Beach Run2

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Run or Dye—To Color Run or To Not Color Run

Have you guys tried this? I’m all about the 5k, they’re a great, quick workout, lots of fun and spirit and you get a t-shirt (admit it—that’s half the reason we do this!). I did a Run or Dye 5k and it was pretty fun, save for the volunteer who through the green powder directly into my eyes (less fun). I snapped some photos, below, including one of myself and the hubby.

Run or Dye 1 Run or Dye 2 Run or Dye 3 IMG_2109