This weekend started with a Good Friday 16 mile run. I’m loving that it gets lighter earlier so I don’t have to wear my nerdy light quite as often. It was perfect running weather.
Friday night we headed to “The Farm” which meant lots of time in the sunshine & playing with rocks.
Tommy and I ran 2 loops around the lake on Saturday. Each lap is a hilly 3 miles.
Tommy insisted on running UP suicide hill.
We ran into these 4 on the way home and Tommy took Ruby out for a third loop…overachiever.
The rest of the weekend included lots of Easter fun…..
and new running shoes!
When I first came up with the idea to run 30 miles on my birthday I only shared it with Tommy. I knew once I told everyone I couldn’t back down. Now the word is out and training has started.
I googled a lot about training to run a 50k (which is a little over 30 miles) and ended up making up my own training schedule that works for me. Most of the websites said running 30 miles is a really bad idea but with the help of my friends its going to be really fun.
Tommy is in the process of training for a half ironman at the beginning of June, so we do our best to coordinate schedules. He is up early swimming with a masters team 3 days a week. He’s crampin my style but I’m proud of him so I’ll let it slide…
Too bad Ruby can’t babysit.
I’m lucky enough to have a friend who will run with me during the longish runs (Wednesdays) and the really long runs (Saturdays).
longish run= 6-8 miles
really long run=12-24 miles
The world’s greatest running buddy, Annie. I make her wake up at ridiculous hours to cram in our runs before school and other commitments. “Sorry Annie, in order to run 14 miles before 7:00 am we will need to start at 4:30 am on Saturday.” She never tells me no…
I also run about 6 miles on Sundays, which is new to my routine. This part is really kicking my butt. The three of us have been doing these together which makes it better.
The rest of the week I run and
sleep in ride my bike in the basement when I can. I’m a terrible cross trainer, something I want to improve on these next few months.
Where did the name Fueled by Love come from?
1) Picking a name that is not already taken is quite the challenge.
2) In college Xanga was cool. I made a website but I think I wrote on it twice. My name? mynamespelledbackwardsishannah. Clever, right? Tommy said I shouldn’t use that again. Darn.
3) I have been running since 2008, I think? It has been a love hate relationship. This summer I began training for my 2nd marathon, in honor of my brother in law Teddy (more on him later). This was the first time I could say I truly loved running….Fueled by my love for Tedd.
4) I keep running because of the people who encourage me, cheer for me and love me.
My first post…I feel like I should write something really profound and funny….
I’m training to run 30 miles. On July 12th I turn 30. I realized my 30th birthday will probably be a lot like New Years Eve. A lot of hype for nothin. So why not run 30 miles for 30 years? I’m hoping this blog will help me document my training and hold me accountable to this goal that is going to kick my butt.