Tuesday, October 16, 2012

10K Training: Weeks 5, 6, & 7

victory for voices

Week 5:
- Monday - 2.47 mi around Souderton, 26:10
- Tuesday - 2 mi hike with Puddin
- Sunday - 9 holes of golf
- Total Mileage = 2.47 mi

Week 6:
- Monday - 4.53 mi with Dave, 47:32
- Tuesday - BTN arms
- Wednesday - BTN abs
- Total Mileage = 4.52 mi

Week 7:
- Monday - 3.88 mi with Dave, 41:35
- Tuesday - BTN arms
- Thursday - 5.00 mi solo run, 47:31 (9:30 ave pace!)
- Total Mileage = 8.88 mi

What can I say, my training has been lackluster, as is my blogging schedule.  I don't know why I'm finding it so hard to commit to my runs.  When I trained for my half, it wasn't even a question of whether I'd fit my runs in or not.  So what's different this time around?

The time of year - I am significantly more busy in the fall than I am in the spring, especially this year with both of the weddings.  I have cheerleading twice a week, and honestly it's really hard to want to run out the door as soon as I get to my parents' house to squeeze in a run before I scarf down dinner and run off to practice.  Not only does it make me feel like a rushed, crazy person, but I have to fight the desire to spend that hour and a half catching up with my family.

Knowing I have it in me - When I started training for the half, I was convinced that I had lost my mind.  13.1 miles seemed impossible and I really couldn't believe that I was going to do all those long runs to prepare.  This time around, I have way more confidence.  I know I can run 6.2 miles.  Sure I'm not at the same level I was in May, but even if I have to take some quick walking breaks, I know I can complete my goal.

Maybe I need to set my goal higher.  Could I push myself and set a time goal to beat?  Sure.  But right now I'm simply trying to find a balance.  Between nurturing my relationships, coaching cheerleading, preparing healthy meals, trying to stay on top of my ever growing pile of laundry, and everything else in my life, sometimes running once a week is plenty.

On a side note, let's take a moment to celebrate my brother, Thomas Nowak, Souderton High School's 2012 Homecoming King!


Seriously amazing.

How do you balance everything you have going on?


  1. I've had a hard time getting my runs in this time around too. I'm just so busy this fall! Your brother looks great!

  2. My eyes teared up for Tom in this post. I love me some Nowak family; you guys are too cute!

  3. Congrats to your brother! Oh balancing everything - I just have to come to terms with the fact that I can't fit everything in and so, I do what I can and sometimes I miss blogging days, I miss workouts and that's just that! I try to keep to a schedule, but some days it just doesn't happen and that's ok too!

  4. Congrats to your bro! That is so exciting for him! I'm sure he will remember that day his entire life. The only way I balance everything is by multi-tasking and being organized. It's obviously a work in progress!

  5. awww congrats to your brother that is so awesome !(: Keep up the great work with your planning!


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