I’m excited and honored to announce that I am featured on Women’s Running today as their Blogger on the Run. I’ve been a fan of Women’s Running for a long time and am loving their new blog and especially their 50 days of giveaways. Today is Day 23 - readers who comment on today’s post will be entered to win 1 of 8 headbands from Bondi Band! So head over to their site, check out my article, and enter to win a new headband!
After last weekend’s Brooklyn Half Marathon DNS, I decided to focus on getting more sleep. Going to bed after 11pm and trying to get up at 415am to run is not a recipe for success. This week, I have forced myself to bed by 9pm – regardless of what I’m in the middle of…and guess what? Getting up to the alarm at 415 is slowly getting easier and easier. I have more energy, I am focused, and my belly/baby cooperate for early morning runs:
Sunday: 8 miles; 70 min; 8:45 pace
Tuesday: 6 miles; 51 min; 8:33 pace
Wednesday: 5 miles; 43 min; 8:48 pace
Thursday: 7.5 miles; 65 min; 8:40 pace
Total Distance: 26.5 miles
Time: 3 hr 49 min
Pace: 8:40 pace
And, as is always the case, when I have a string of good runs, the rest of my day improves – I am in a better mood, I eat healthier, and drink more water. It’s a win-win.
And, now that I’ve been hand-picked by Cat from Breakfast to Bed to participate in her 1x5x4x30 challenge (I have to cook ONE healthy, homemade meal a day for at least 5 consecutive days for 4 weeks, that takes no longer than 30 minutes to prepare), my eating habits will hopefully take a turn for the better!
Are you an early morning runner?
DON’T FORGET!!! There is still time to enter to win a pair of Saucony Ride 5s!!