Gettysburg Marathon training week #13

I'm sitting here typing as a lot of my body is sore, I haven't been sore in a while. Here is some of what I did this week of training:

Monday- back to Zumba- 1 hour. 
Tuesday- rest day. My son had his first junior baseball practice, and I walked around the field while he practiced. 
Wednesday - rest day
Thursday- 5 mile run with the Fleet Feet group. 
Friday- 3.1 easy miles with Roger. 30 minutes of weights. 
Saturday- 1 hour of power Zumba, 20 minutes of weighs and 1 mile of track exercises. 
Sunday- 17 miles long run.

Monday- Went back to Zumba to find out that the studio will no longer be housed at Lemoyne after September. There were some disagreements with the owners, and Art in Motion Fitness will be moving... if they find a new place. This was very sad news! It will be awful if they can't find a place!

My lungs felt like they were going to pop open, but it felt great to be back at Zumba.

Tuesday- My son has started Junior Baseball, and I can't say that I'm loving it. While it is really awesome that he enjoys going there, playing and being active, I hate interacting with the parents. They are super demanding of their children in all the wrong ways. They scream at them to hit the baseball, but ignore when their kids were throwing mud at their team mates, or pretended it didn't happen. And I really hate when parents blame the coach for their kid not hitting the ball. And last, all Saturdays until June are now busy with Baseball!

Wednesday - Rest day. Baseball practice was way too intense, we needed some chill and rest.

Thursday- it was a crisp and windy day, perfect for a 5 miler with the Fleet Feet Running group.

Friday- Went for a short 3.1 mile run after work. I made the mistake of skipping lunch, because I lost track of all time at work. So stopped at the West Shore Farmer's market for some tacos on the way home. Also did 30 minutes of weights with Roger. It was rough, after not doing weights for 2 weeks, it was as if my body forgot how to do anything.

Sunset after my short run

Saturday- Woke up and went to Zumba at 8:00. Back in February I had put the Garden Spot Half in my tentative race calendar, but after missing the cut out for registration at $80, paying $100 for a Half marathon didn't seem like something I wanted to do. I was happy with this decision after seeing the snow on the ground, and seeing it was still snowing at the time the race was to be starting. I headed to Power Zumba and had a blast dancing and jumping around. 

We went to see Superman vs Batman, and I'm sad to report that the critics were right. The first half of the movie was looong and boring. The dialogue was forced, the action was tame and the best part of the movie was WonderWoman, but there wasn't enough Wonder Woman to make it worth my time. I hope that Captain America Civil War is better.

Running drills by the Army Depot. It was windy!
And we had light flurries too!

After that, because the weather was lovely (Snowy, cold and windy) we went to the gym for another weight session. And then to the park for some track exercises.

We headed out to the Greek Restaurant in town for dinner, because we were craving some greek fries.

Sunday- I had planned to do my 23 mile run, but my legs were sore and tired. I stopped at 17 miles because I was getting really hungry and my legs were very sore. Might still try to do 23 miles on Friday, then taper will start.

Also, I had the strangest thing happen to me! I dropped off my jacket and bottle of water by the entrance of one of the bridges, I left my gloves in my pocket, because I was feeling warm. I hid them in a tree, and thought they would be safe there. Well, 3 miles later when I returned to get my much needed water, my bottle was gone and so were my gloves. I picked up my jacket and took it with me, because I didn't want to risk losing it. I was mad, but whatever! The joke is on them, those gloves were covered in boogies and I had drank half of my water!

Coming back to Harrisburg
The view of Harvey Tayor Bridge from Wormleysburg. This is one of my favorite bridges for training!
I saw this sign for the Gettysburg Campaign along the Camp Hill run, and took it as a good sign!
This week I'm linking up with Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap post.

Weekly Wrap Link Up

Total Miles- 26
Zumba - 2 hours
Weights - 2- 30 min sessions.

Countdown- as I am posting this, it is 12 days, 19 hours to the Gettysburg Marathon. And I'm feeling scared.



  1. Sounds like a good week of training! I hear ya about the kiddos sports practices. Some parents are just crazy. Way to go on the 17 miler! 17 miles is better than no miles! Great job!

  2. Thank you Sharon! I hope to not become like those parents, mostly because I hope my son will enjoy running and hiking more!

  3. Aww, I hope your Zumba finds a new place!

  4. Good call on not spending $100 for the half marathon that ended up being snowy. I wouldn't mind running in a snowy race in February, but April? I'm ready for spring!

    Good luck at the Gettysburg Marathon! Have fun!

  5. First, do you know Gretchen from Gretch Runs? She is doing the Gettysburg Marathon! Second, I love Zumba! I used to do it all the time but haven't in a while. I'd like to get back to it.

  6. Ok, that is just plain weird about your gloves and bottle disappearing! But not your jacket? I wonder if someone was just messing with you.

    And those baseball parents are crazy. Football too. I'm so glad my son doesn't do either of those sports any more.

  7. Bummer about the Zumba studio having to find a new place - I hope they can! I've gotten very attached to my Zumba instructor so would relate to the sadness of losing out on those fun classes. Congrats on getting so much strength work in this week! I know that feeling of getting back into it after a few weeks away, too. The first time is always the hardest. Yikes on those crazy baseball parents! And curses to whoever stole your gloves and bottle. Shame on them!

  8. Way to go with that 17 miler! You're going to be more than prepared for race day!

  9. Thank you! I hope they find a place too! Whenever I go running, I'm looking for empty spaces for them!

  10. Thank you Deb! I don't mean to complain about the snow, but it's April! I say Down with the Groundhog already!

  11. Jennifer,

    Yes! I read Gretchen's blog! I have been religiously reading her training caps! I think she will do great!

    Zumba is awesome, you forget how much fun it is until you go back!

  12. Wendy,

    I thought it was weird that they took my gloves, which were in my jacket pockets and water, but leave the jacket. That jacket and I have unresolved issues, I ditched it at a 10K once, and went back and picked it up was still there!

  13. Thank you Emily! I hope they find a place too! I would go crazy without zumba!

    Weights never get easier, but after stopping for 2 weeks, it was like I had never done them before!

    I'm staying away from baseball parents, and reading a book while my son is at practice.

  14. Thank you Kathryn! I hope you are right! I appreciate the support!

  15. Ana we glad you chose to link up with us in the Weekly Wrap! It does sound like you make a great call about the half with the weather. What someone stole your gloves and water, how lame is that! I do hope they got boogers all over them! HA!
    Good luck in you marathon! I'm sure the jitters will be all gone by race day! Just think about crossing that finish line!

  16. Thank you Tricia! I just can't believe that we had snow in April! oh well, there is always next year!

    Thank you for the well wishes! All the bloggers that stop by my spot have been so supportive, it's so wonderful to have such great cyber support!

  17. Welcome to the Weekly Wrap, Ana. The joke would definitely be on the person who stole my gloves. Their true purpose is to be a Kleenex. All of our sons played baseball and the parents can be very intense. My grandson is playing now and I see it all over again. I never liked it when coaches made the kids run for "punishment". Good luck as you continue training for your marathon. I hope to see you next week here on the WW. Thanks for linking.

  18. Thank you Holly! I have enjoyed the journey of seeing where everybody is with their work outs and their goals! it has been inspirational!

    I hope the person who took my gloves needed them more than I did!


Post a Comment