Last week was the first official week of training for the upcoming Chicago Marathon. Previous to this I had a couple of off weeks where I only ran a couple of times and didn't do any of my Sunday long runs. But come last Tuesday, I was back on track going out for a hard...oh wait, training started with a 3 mile run, which I completed in just under 30 minutes on the treadmill at work. My long run for the first week of training was 6 miles. Since both Mr. H. and I are training for the marathon, but doing very decidedly different training schedules (his first long run was 10 miles), we went to the lake, started together and then I didn't see him until we met back up at the car. It was a nice 6 mile run that took me just over an hour. We started early, but the sun is pretty hot even at 6:30 a.m. Next week is the same as this week, but with a 7 mile run on Sunday (11 for Mr. H.).
On the fundraising front, I am up to $300 with contributions from my dad (thanks Dad), a co-worker (thanks Kirk), my grandfather (thanks Grandpa King) a former co-worker (thanks Nachamah) and my landlords (thanks Tamara and Gus). Every time I don't want to go and put in my miles, I think of (a) the kids that are counting on me to raise funds for Team One Step and (b) those of you that are supporting me through this journey. If that doesn't get me off the couch (or out of my chair at work), then I usually tell myself that if I just do the miles I can have a big ice cream at the end of it. Works every time.
If you'd like to donate, go to my fundraising page. If you'd like to learn more about who I'm raising funds for, go to Children's Oncology Services and read about Camp One Step at a Time.
Running stats for week ending June 10
Miles run this week: 15
Training miles to date: 79.91