Up to 9 Miles!

[Some snapshots from today's run: Lake Miramar, my Asics, a great song to run to, and my snacks of choice]

The half-marathon is in 3 weeks (eeek!), and today I made it to 9 miles! Although I love the challenge, I never anticipated how much training would affect my body. In addition to the aches and pains I had at the beginning of my training, I have now been having trouble breathing. I visited the doctor and hope to be better, but all this running is taking its toll! Vitamin Water and Powerade have also become my best friends, because the electrolytes have helped counter some nausea I was feeling after running. Nausea + aches + gasping for air = no fun. But I feel such accomplishment when I'm done that's I think it's all worth it.

I'm also just 6 weeks away from graduation. When I was getting married, all I could think about was the day of the wedding (July 3rd). Anything else after that just seemed non-existent. I have that same feeling about graduation. I just keep working toward that first week in June and I can't think beyond that. All in good time...and once graduation is over, I'm up for the next challenge! 

I know I've been absent, but trust me, my life is very boring right now...hence the lack of posts. My life can basically be summed up by school, career, running, cuddling with the boy. Career, running, cuddling with the boy, school. Cuddling with the boy, school, running, career. 

And sometimes I sleep. :)


Robin HitchDied said...

I'm also running a half-marathon soon (May 6)! I'm loving training at this point and will be actually kind of sad to see it go. I know you're supposed to give yourself some rest time between races but I love having the goal to look forward to.

Mo said...

That's when my marathon is! I'm running the Safari Park Marathon. I too love the goal and might be running a relay in December with my sisters and cousin. Good luck to you!

ruthy ann said...

congrats on both fronts!!!

Katie said...

Nine miles! Congratulations!
and six weeks? Congratulations again!

Good luck running through the breathing/gasping stuff! It's no fun, but with a good doctor and more endurance, it can be beaten! I've seen it happen: my little sister is a severe asthmatic (like, trips to the ER asthmatic) and a distance runner. Taking care of herself all the time and resting sufficiently before and after running seems to be the key for her (along with the right medicine).

Mo said...

Thanks ladies!!

@Katie: That is super encouraging, thank you. I have new medication and try to take it easy if it gets too hard. Glad to hear your sister is successful even through the difficult breathing! That's quite impressive.

Abbie said...

yay! You're doing so well. You should get some chews for when you're running... like HoneyStinger or ClifShots. They're such a big help with keeping you from feeling nausea later.

Mo said...

Omigosh they have thought of everything! I am definitely going to try one of the chews, thank you Abbie!

miss.t said...

Hi Mo! Just wanted to say good luck with the half marathon on Sunday!!! Drink coconut water (so you don't get dehydrated)!! :)

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