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Marathon training week one recap

My marathon training is not off to a good start. I ran on Monday and Wednesday. I was supposed to run for 30 minutes of Friday and then at least 5 miles on Sunday. Those last two training runs just did not happen. I wasn’t happy about it. Moving into a new place just took up too much time and energy. While I didn’t have to carry a lot of heavy items. I was the one that packed and unpacked the majority of our belongings which meant repeatedly bending at the waist. Needless to say my lower back really took a beating and I didn’t feel it was wise to run with a sore back. I do however consider it all a form of exercise at the very least. My cardio for the weekend consisted of many trips up and down stairs. If I’m ever in a pinch for a workout running up and down our staircase for 20 minutes might do the trick. It seems that whenever I’m downstairs I always need something that I left upstairs and vice versa. Murphy’s law seems out to get me lately.

Well, lesson learned. Do not start a marathon training the same week you move to a new place. There’s still some packing and unpacking to do while we’re transitioning fully from the old homestead. My training for week two will still be the same since will be 2 days of running for 30 minutes and 2 days of running for 45 with a core and shoulders/arms workout thrown in for good measure. I may throw an extra 45 minute run in there if I’m feeling guilty for skating on week one’s schedule.

Should I just forgive myself for not doing my intended miles or push myself a little extra this week to make up for lost time/miles?

Lend me your ear… bud

Not literally. That would be unhygienic.

But, I do need your help. Today my left earbud of my Sony earphones lost its will to produce sound. And while I took the appropriate 1 minute of quiet cursing to morn my loss, I was hoping to gain some input from my readers.

What earbuds do you have healthy amount of love for? If I have to spend some decent money to get a quality pair of earbuds I will because sometimes it’s just the music that gets me through a pitiful run. Luckily, I have a bunch of leftover Apple earphones left over from various products. They’re not the most comfortable things in the world but they still work so I’ll deal with them short term. Keep in mind these are the older model ones not the new shape that apparently fits your earhole better. Earhole. That’s the technical term.

So let’s hear it. I’m all ears. *insert snort laugh here*

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