It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day…

…and I’m feeling good!

One week post race, and I have had a grand time recovering/resting!  I have slept in, eaten what I’ve wanted, read, relaxed, watched mindless You Tube videos with my son… drank too much wine… just a few “luxuries” I miss out on occasionally while I’m training for a race.

Alas… training resumes tomorrow.  Okay, well, not hard-core training, but pre-training training. And I’m happy about it.  Too weird, but it’s true.  The Maui Oceanfront Half-Marathon is approximately 15 weeks away, and there’s no time to waste.  I’ve enjoyed my 1-week down time, my vacation so to speak, but I’m also very happy to get back to routine.

There were a few things in Boise that I recognize I need to work extra hard on… such as my breathing… and I don’t want to lose momentum.  The sooner I address and correct these issues, the better.  One thing The Motivator and I are kind of religious about is analyzing our runs and races and talking about what needs improvement.  We have spreadsheets and notebooks full of data and formulas and plans for the future.  Seriously.

I won’t be starting this next training cycle from the beginning though… tomorrow’s run will be about 6 miles.  I ran just over 13 miles last Saturday… no reason to back track.  My long runs in this next cycle will look something like 10-11-12-13-14, lather, rinse, repeat.  Nope, there’s no going back, and remember, my goal is to improve my pace.  And how do we improve our pace? We run more miles… or so I’m told….

In the meantime, Jamesy and I are headed off to Chicago this coming Thursday, with his big race being The Chicago Marathon next Sunday.  He has worked so hard these past 6 months… he’s going to rock this race and get his sub-4-hour marathon like he wants (…and I know this). This is going to be the trip of a lifetime…


We’ve also seen the bling people have been getting from Chicago’s Half-Marathon race from last weekend… it’s the size of a dinner plate!!  So guess where we’re going next year?!!  Oh hell yes! Here we come Chicago Half-Marathon 2016!!  Both of us!!  After all… it’s all about the bling!!! 😉

23 thoughts on “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day…

  1. aidyl93

    Whoohoo!! I’m so glad you’re excited to get back into training, and yes move forward! No going back. 🙂 Yay for Chicago Half-Marathon 2016!! I’ll be looking forward to it and seeing the bling! I love that song.. one of my favorite versions is Nina Simone Bassnectar Remix. 🙂

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      1. aidyl93

        Haha, yes that is true! You must have just barely missed us too; we put it over to host another channel after we got done, just to help promote other people too. So no, none of them were us unfortunately. One of these times it’ll work though! 🙂

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  2. 50in50marathonquest

    What a great post!! I’m feeeeeeeling gooooood too, and hope I still am after a little 26.2 mile tour of Chicago next Sunday, bring it!! Regardless we are going to have an awesome trip and be feeling all kinds of good!!!

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  3. mamaduckdk

    Vegitating a little is good. I have been doing that for too long now – last race Saturday two weeks ago (12K on the beach) but now it is time for a new goal. I set up my Endomondo to mix me a half marathon training programme. I know I swore when I finished my first three weeks ago that that was it for me – NO MORE HALFs (or marathons in way shape or form) for me. But now I am thinking that I should try it again. I really did enjoy it, and I could do better next time, right? Good luck to you and the Motivator!

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  4. New Journey

    Love the music…just shared it on my Facebook page and he is in my library of music now….thanks for stopping my blog….I will enjoy following you and getting to enjoy cheer you on in your running…with my arthritic knee I can not long jog/run, but have found the alternative, I can jog in a pool….so even though its not that same as running out in nature, if I close my eyes and let my mind go while I am jogging in the pool, I can almost capture that feeling…LOL I know I am pushing the limits…but what the hey!!! kat

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Thank you Kat!! Bublé is one of my faves to run to! Running in water is a fantastic exercise… it will definitely get you winded, hehe! Keep up the great work! And I hope you enjoy my blog! 🙂



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