35 Weeks to Half Marathon
My goal is to run the Valley Harvest Half Marathon, on Sunday, October 11th in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 21.1km.
Sunday – Holding 6km With a Fitbit Mishap!
Sunday was a beautiful run with sunny blue skies and clear roads!! I ran 6km, but somehow I did something to stop my Fitbit at 5.75km! I was so distraught I accidentally locked myself out of my Jeep and my cabin! Thankfully, I was able to get a spare key to the cabin, then get the spare key to my Jeep! Never a dull moment!! LOL!!!
Monday – Snow & -10°Celsius
The air was fresh and very cold with a beautiful “little snow”, snowfall! The roads were clear – but soon snow started to accumulate. The gravel sidewalks had better traction.
Tuesday – Ice!
This morning’s run, when I couldn’t run on the road because of traffic, included lots of running on the far sides of the gravel sidewalks, for better traction in deeper snow.
Wednesday – Snowstorm!
This storm shut down all schools in the area! But it didn’t stop me!! It was just me and the snowplows!! LOL!!
Thursday – Uneventful And Complete!
But this run, I decided to start adding a bit more of the hill to my run – extending past my usual stopping place!
Friday – Snow & Beautiful Moon
This was a beautiful run, with snowflakes and the moon glowing down upon me! Every morning there is this moment that I call the light switch moment – when the sun approaches and removes the pitch blackness of the sky to a very subtle, and lovely shade of grey-blue. This light switch moment is happening earlier each morning, bringing a brighter morning sky as I end my run!
Saturday – Day Off
Downside To Winter Running
The added agility of running through snow and having to be very careful of ice slows me down. Not to mention I feel like a sausage roll dressed in so many layers!! But, all this running is building my strength and stamina!!
Total Kilometers: 36.44km
Next Week’s Goal
To run 7km tomorrow (Sunday) and still work on increasing my speed during my weekly 6km runs! I think I’m going to make Sunday runs my long run day, holding at 6km for the rest of the week.
Half Marathon Training – 2020
Half Marathon Training – Week 1 – In Total, 30km Goal Achieved
Half Marathon Training – Week 2 – Goal – 6km Achieved
Half Marathon Training – Week 3 – Goal – Each Run Holding at 6km Achieved – Goal of Speed Increase Not Achieved
Half Marathon Training – Week 4 – Goal – Long Run – 7km, Holding at 6km & Speed Increase – Achieved!
Half Marathon Training – Week 5 – Goal – Long Run – 8km, Finding My Pace – Achieved!
Half Marathon Training – Week 6 – Goals – 9km & Yoga Achieved – Week of Mishaps – Yup!
Half Marathon Training – Week 7 – Plantar Fasciitis Halts Running – So I Bought a Bike!
Half Marathon Training – Week 8 – Plantar Fasciitis Continues to Halt Running, The COVID-19 Pandemic & My First Time Spinning!
Half Marathon Training – Week 9 – Plantar Fasciitis Continues to Halt Running, Adapting Exercise Habits During These COVID-19 Days With Indoor, Low Impact, High Cardio Exercise & We Bought a Bike!
Half Marathon Training – Week 10 – Plantar Fasciitis Continues to Halt Running & Finding My Exercise Groove During These COVID-19 Days
Half Marathon Training – Week 11 – Plantar Fasciitis Continues to Halt Running: Indoor Cardio & Outdoor Fun
Half Marathon Training – Week 12 – Plantar Fasciitis Continues to Halt Running; Stress & Anxiety & The Body
Half Marathon Training – Week 13 – No Running. Week 14 – RUNNING!!
Half Marathon Training – Week 15 & 16 – Getting My Groove Back
Half Marathon Training – Week 17 – My First 10Km!
Half Marathon Training – Week 18 – My First Race!
Half Marathon Training – Week 19 – ‘Till I Collapse Kinda Week!
Half Marathon Training – Week 20 – The Significance of Music
Half Marathon Training – Week 21 – The Importance of Stretching and Laughter
Half Marathon Training – Weeks 22-24 – Badass and Heart Centered
Half Marathon Training – Weeks 25-27 – New Sneakers, Warrior Walk & Gluteus Medius
20 Comments Add yours
Amazing work training in the winter! That is dedication!
Thank you!!!! I’m living in an isolated area while my husband is in BC preparing to sell the house…if I don’t run I’m either going to be homicidal or suicidal!!! LOL!!!!! It’s keeping me sane!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Haha! It’s a big change going from BC to rural NS. My partner and I are from out west! It sounds like running is the best option lol 😀😀😀😅
Sorry, my reply was misleading – I’m from Nova Scotia. My husband is from BC and is selling the house there so we can build our house here in Nova Scotia!! I’m just staying in this isolated cabin for the winter, and I’ve never lived in such a remote area before. I’ve always lived in downtown Halifax!! Running is sure keeping me sane!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
No worries. An exciting time for you and the hubby nonetheless. I hope the realty God’s conspire for a quick sale. How exciting to build your own place!
Fingers crossed for the realty Gods too!!! We’re building a geodesic dome home!! Gonna be fun!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Now that is very cool. Hope you share pictures of that! I went to a yoga class at one in BC!
You KNOW I’ll be blogging about the process of building our dome!!! LOL!!!!!!! BC is such a cool province!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Woot! Woot! Can’t wait to see it!
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
Heading out to dinner right now.
So, back later to comment. ♡
I hope you had a fabulous evening!!!! I bet you looked so beautiful!!! <3 🙂
It was divine .
Thank you dear Stephanie. <3
Lots of hugs and kisses Is hope!!! 😉 <3 hee hee!!!!! 😉
Gosh, Stephanie, you are doing so well on your training and such an inspiration to me as I get back to running.
I applaud your dedication and am cheering you on.
It is not easy to run in winter conditions like you have been having there.
Go girl .
<3 <3 <3
Margie… up here in this low mountain in isolation and alone for the winter…if I don’t run I’m either going to be homicidal or suicidal!! Kidding of course – but not really!! I ran 7km this morning !!! Woohoo!!!! <3 <3 <3
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I am so very impressed at your achievement!! Amazing 😍…
Your determination in spite of natures obstacles, shows your inner strength. Love ya lots 😘 ❤️
Love you too mama!!!! xoxoxoxo <3 <3 <3