Wrapping Up The No iPod Challenge, 25 – 31 August Mileage Recap and Week 1 Marathon Training Oh My!

no ipod

Well I did it y’all!  I have successfully ran/walked/crawled an entire month without the use of my iPod!

Barbie pose!  No…I don’t look like that:-/

Barbie pose

Runs #’s 9 – 11 were fairly uneventful.  I was getting a little worried because I wasn’t seeing as many beer cans or bottles on the side of the road, so I wasn’t sure to take this as a sign of the impending zombie apocalypse.  But DON’T WORRY friends. Run #12 on Saturday proved that the zombie apocalypse is a long way off.  I know what you’re thinking – yes they were light beer cans.  But wait, there’s more!  Someone apparently was trying to step it up a notch.  Bringing just a bit of class to the empty discarded side-of-the-road beer can repertoire.  That’s right…I saw…drumroll please…three bottles of Shock Top.  So here, here!  That’s stepping it up ol chum.  Humanity is saved!

I will admit running without music was very freeing and wasn’t as bad as it sounds.  I did it for two reasons.  One, I felt a little sloppy and I wanted to pay attention to my body and running form for improvement.  Sometimes when we listen to music while running we don’t concentrate on stride or breathing and become sloppy.  The most important thing I took away was that I’m heavy on my feet.  Meaning I tend to pound a bit.  I don’t hear the pounding when I’m jamming, but I would feel it afterwards.  I made a point to be lighter on my feet and that’s good.

Secondly, I just wanted to see if I could do it :).  Woot woot!

Shut You Down

Shut you down iPod!

My first week of Marathon training totaled 15.09.  10,608.91 miles happily remaining.

Total miles for August = 64.44.

Total miles for 2013 = 634.56

Total miles completed – 705.63

Training Recap:

Monday – 3.01

Tuesday – 1:15 Yoga

Wednesday – 3.05

Thursday – 4.00 with 45 minutes of kettle bells

Saturday – 5.03

Run hard, run happy.

4 thoughts on “Wrapping Up The No iPod Challenge, 25 – 31 August Mileage Recap and Week 1 Marathon Training Oh My!

    • Thank you. I consider it a great gift that I have the ability to run. I do it to honor my mother who died young, to honor my past as a vet and to honor those who are I’ll. I can only hope that my body will hold up for the full 11315. I’m willing to see it through.

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      • I’m sorry to hear about your mother. When dad died I got all the garbage about how I will get over it. You never do. Dad was 72 and his health was really starting to fail. I called his time of death. That is something I never thought I would do in life. You just learn to cope with it. There is so much pain and suffering. Ironically the late Rodney King said it best ” can’t we all just get along”.? Take and be careful when you run.

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