Week 3 of 16 Recap — July 17 through 23

The recap part of this post will be short and sweet.  Lather, rinse, repeat as they say.

Monday:  3 miles.  The day after my long run.  This is probably not the day I should take on Mo-Fo Hill, but I did.  I’m enjoying seeing my progress and how much easier it’s getting week by week to go up this hill.  I’m no longer needing 10 minutes to catch my breath once I get to the top (only 9 minutes now, lol).

Tuesday:  5 miles.  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the picture already.  It was a gorgeous, early morning run by the lake.  I usually fight getting up so early, but I’m always so happy when I do.

Wednesday:  I rested.  Yep, I said it… I rested. I was supposed to cross train, but I didn’t.  I’m not proud of it, but life happens.

Thursday:  I rested again.  I was supposed to run 5 miles, but I missed my early morning and it was so nasty hot in the evening.

Friday:  3 miles.  Again, I couldn’t get up as early as I wanted, so that only left me enough time to tackle 3.  I was going to finish it off with 2 in the afternoon, but, well… we all know how that goes, don’t we.

Saturday:  Rest day.

Sunday:  10 miles. You know you live in a small town when running from one end to the other is only 5 miles.  I had to make up the difference with an out and back on the trail.  A beautiful run, so cool, so overcast.  I live in the Pacific Northwest for the clouds, people, not the sun, hehe.

Weekly Total:  21 miles/34 km (Shameful… I must do better this coming week.  Respect the distance.)

Total Mileage So Far:  62 miles/99 km

But wait!

There’s more!

Sunday night we went to see 2 Cellos play at Chateau Ste Michelle Winery in Woodinville.  It was thanks to Motivational Music Monday and the lovely Dorothea from Wanderwolf Running who introduced us to these fun musicians.

In case you don’t know who they are, they are two classically trained cellists from Croatia who took the world by storm with their rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.”  They play everything from Vivaldi to AC/DC, not to mention a little Iron Maiden and some Nirvana.

An amazing time.  The child even enjoyed it.  (Side note here… AJ has asked to go see Bon Jovi if and/or when they come back to Seattle… I’m so proud!!)

Not my photo. I totally pilfered it from 2 Cellos Instagram site. Can you see us? We’re the ones waving our arms!

And just in case you’re interested… here is a link to them playing Smooth Criminal, Thunderstruck by AC/DC, and Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana.  I’m telling ya, they really rock.

Have a great week!

34 thoughts on “Week 3 of 16 Recap — July 17 through 23

  1. Angela

    I just heard 2 cellos the other day for the first time they are awesome that must have been a great show. Your weekly recap looks a lot like most of my marathon training weeks did…bonus rest days but sometimes they just make the world of good!!! Xo

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    1. Paula Post author

      Thank you so much Angela. I greatly appreciate it. I just read one of your earlier posts from before I started following you. Boy, it hit home. You’re so inspirational! Xx

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    2. Paula Post author

      Actually, I did read it before. But it really makes a point with me now that I’m smack in the middle of training! 😃 It’s the one where the race is the finish line.

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      1. Angela

        Aww thank you! I think I wrote that the day before the marathon so was feeling a little emotional that all the hard work was about to finally come to an end. Its crazy how many people relate to that post, my marathon was merely a bucket list tick but even frequent marathoners seem to relate so it just shows marathon training is a marathon for EVERYONE! YOU’VE GOT THIS!!

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    1. Paula Post author

      Thanks Mike! And yes, she did say it well! A very good post and great read! Thanks for sharing it… she must have posted it before I started following her so I missed it. 😊

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  2. Chocolaterunsjudy

    Maybe you need James to start getting you up in the mornings, LOL? It’s so hard! Even when you don’t work (and that much harder when you do). Of course we never regret it when we do, but damn, getting out that door is hard.

    Or maybe you need to pay James when you don’t . . .

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      1. Paula Post author

        Lol, James is no nonsense in the morning. It takes him 30 minutes to get ready and be out the door by 6 to make it downtown by 8. Me, not so much. ☺

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      2. Chocolaterunsjudy

        I think it takes Lloyd even less . . . but I can get it together quickly (sometimes). Definitely easier for the guys!

        OTOH, often when we go somewhere he’s just relaxing on the couch (but that’s because I’m cleaning up and feeding the animals!).

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  3. runningtotravel

    2 Cellos are great! My husband introduced me to them a while back. We haven’t seen them in concert, though, so I’ll bet that was a lot of fun. Don’t worry about your training so much now. You’re out there running and you’ve got lots of time until the race!

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    1. Paula Post author

      Thank you Meesh, 😃! But I know the only reason you’re not getting mileage right now is your busy life, which is so freaking awesome BTW!! 😁

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    1. Paula Post author

      And training can indeed be trying, 😲. Oh the struggles we must overcome, more mental than physical.
      So glad you enjoyed the cellists! They really are spectacular!! 😊

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  4. Darlene

    I know it would be easier to run before work but I just cant drag myself out of bed..

    Your training is going really well.

    I’ve heard that Two Cellos were great.I’ll have to look to see if they are nearby me.

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    1. Paula Post author

      Thanks Darlene. I’m really trying with the training. And yes, go see 2 Cellos if you ever get the chance. They’re wonderful!

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  5. wanderwolf

    Ha ha. They really do rock. 🙂 cool recaps. I can’t believe you’re already through your first quarter of marathon training! You’re doing really well, Paula. Better to have too many rest days than too few…especially for the first race! Keep on rocking, in and out of the running shoes 🙂

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