Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wanting to gain strength!!

Today I have focused a lot on wanting to become really strong and fit. This time in my marathon training I am going to work on gaining more strength versus endurance. The last marathon I was just focused on wanting to put in the miles. So cross training, strength training and hills are going to be the main part of my training program. Long runs are the easy part of training for me. Now I want to be fast and look like a runner.

Lately life has been really busy and has made fitting in runs harder than ever. My husband is in west Texas fighting the wild fires. I am starting a new job on Monday and there are a lot of activities going on. I am so type "A" and when I start a training program I do not miss a day. As a mom it is hard to balance life, kids and running. I think over time it will get easier. I know that running is my stress reliever and makes me a better mom and wife. So cheers to all the moms out there that are runners. WE ROCK!!!


  1. We talked about where to run hills awhile back and at the Luke's social run this morning I overheard somebody talking about running hill repeats in the parking garage! That would work!!! I think you run hard up the ramp and recover on the way down. Repeat. A bunch.

  2. Oh- and have you looked at the picture on the top of your blog?!? You look amazing. Lean, strong, runner!!! Silly girl. No doubt we should be well rounded runners but you look like a very healthy runner already.