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Training Update

T – 12 days

I started running again after a week-long hiatus of parents visiting, being sick, and going out of town. It was like starting from scratch. But I think the progress was faster. I did 4 days of early morning runs (which I still love), just under 3 miles, same route. My time got a couple minutes better throughout the week to put me back to where I was before the hiatus. Today, M, S, and I went to the park where the 5K will be and attempted to run the actual route. It is very different running in a field/woods than paved sidewalk. I kind of enjoyed it though. We got most of the route, but got confused at one point and back-tracked. It was fairly flat, with only a couple larger hills. I think it’s going to be very doable.

I am starting to get really excited for the race. I don’t really care what time I do it in, I would just really like to do it without walking at all!! I am still working on the eating better. My goal is to fit into the shorts I bought in March when I had lost weight (which I apparently have gained back now….boo).


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Training Update

Countdown to Ellie’s Run: 26 days

I have good news and bad news on my training update. Last week was very successfull. I got up in the 5 o’clock hour every morning, Monday through Thursday, and ran my 2.95 mile route, and on Friday, ran a shorter 1.96 miles. I loved running in the morning; it was cool outside and there was very little traffic on the road. I felt great! I also ate better all week.

The bad news for me is that my parents came into town this weekend. I absolutely loved spending the weekend with them, but I didn’t run (or do any exercise) and I ate way too much and not the best food. Anyway, I still have time to make it to my 5K distance and hopefully my trip to the deep south next weekend won’t set me back even more! And this sick I feel coming on will go away ASAP (says my power of positive thinking…..)


Training Update

Ran 2.95 miles yesterday and today, on West End, which isn’t exactly flat. I think I’ll actually be ready for the 5K in a month, and might actually have a decent time. Amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it! If anyone else is Nashville is interested: Ellie’s Run for Africa on June 13 at Percy Warner! (

Now, if I can just start eating better, I’ll really be making progress. I have almost no will power when it comes to sweets and snacking. Any tips…other than to not buy them?? (Problem is they are always at work).