Lessons from Hummingbirds (And Chicago Training week 6 recap)

“Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for Love, Joy and Celebration.  The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation.”

I saw this quote this weekend and loved it.  Hummingbirds are smart. :-) I spent the weekend doing something I haven’t done in far too long:  putting every single worry/stress aside, enjoying the richness of my life and laughing.  And it was delicious. :-)

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Chicago Marathon training Week #6 recap

This was a cut back week, but really it was mostly just the long run that was a cut back.  There was lots of quality in the runs.  I feel really really good about where I’m at with the training.  10 weeks to go!

  • Miles Run: 49.2
  • Miles Biked: 62
  • Pilates: 1 time
  • Core: 4 times

The details:

  • M: 7 miles (8:09)
  • T: 10 miles (9:10) w/ 5 x 100m strides
  • W: 6.6 (7:51) w/ 2 x 800m and 4 x 400m
  • Th: 5 miles (9:02)
  • F: 14 miles (7:58) (progression run, starting at 8:40, down to 7:20 by last mile); bike 24 miles
  • Sa: bike 38 miles
  • Su: 6.6 miles (8:53)

69 days til race day!

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