TGIF TGIF TGIF!!!!!!!!!!!! We made it! The weekend I've been dreaming of, sweating for, going to bed at 9pm every Friday night for the last three months for, is FINALLY here!! I am so pumped. I will be out of body this weekend. The energy the Sole Sistas are putting off is straight contagious. All of the ladies in my running group are so excited to hit those big bad NOLA streets. The weather looks like it's going to cooperate, we have a game plan, and I feel so prepared to run this race. My goal is to finish under 2:10:00. I KNOW I can do it.
This morning, I got in my last work out before the half. This means my first ever half training is officially over. This morning I met up with two of the Sole Sistas for our last 5am sweat session, my dear friends Kate and Kat. I got in this treadmill work out from Pinterest and an arms & core routine. I'm so proud of my 12 weeks of training for this race. I never missed a long run, however I did occasionally rearrange the short runs during the week for speed training, incline work, circuit training, etc. BUT I always made sure to get the miles in. I really feel that is the most important factor in the short runs. I have literally never felt better, yes, in my entire life. I could not feel more prepared. I followed Hal Higdon's Novice 2 half training program.
Finishing the training feels bitter sweet. While I miss being able to do things socially on Friday evenings, I'm going to miss seeing this group of smiling faces bright and early Saturday morning! I'm sure we'll continue to run on Saturdays just not at 7am for 10 miles, tee hee! Running updates- I've signed up for two more races in March. Yep, already. Gotta keep the running legs moving. I'm doing the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 5k on March 16th and The Crescent City Classic 10K on March 30th.
I'm still researching which full marathon I'm going to sign up for. I really don't want to wait a full calendar year to run one (ie Rock N Roll 2014), but the running season in South Louisiana is so short. Basically November-February for Marathons. Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm willing to travel!
The right running music is so essential to my success. I'm that annoying person at the gym blaring their ear buds so loud you can kinda catch what I'm listening to. I like to rock out, music keeps me in the zone! I hand picked each song on my half play list for a very specific reason. It makes me want to dig deep and MOVE!
Rock N Roll Play list
Put the Gun Down- ZZ Ward
What About Us- The Saturdays
Feel Again- OneRepublic
If I Lose Myself- OneRepublic
Too Close- Alex Clare
Whistle- Flo Rida
Let's Go (feat. Ne-Yo)- Calvin Harris
Cinema (Skillex Remix)- Benny Benassi
Finale (Original Mis)- Madeon
Cracks (Flux Pavilion Remix) [feat. Belle Humble]- FreeStylers
Survivor- Destiny's Child
Don't Hold Your Breathe- Nicole Scherzinger
We Run the Night (feat. Pitbull)- Havanna Brown
Harlem Shake- Baauer
Hey Porsche (DJ Shocker Remix Radio Edit) - Chani
My Moment (feat. 2 Chainz, Meek Mill and Jeremih) - DJ Drama
Who Says- Selena Gomez & the Scene
Hall of Fame (feat will.i.am)- The Script
Remember When (Push Rewind)- Chris Wallace
Farewell - Rihanna
Look At Her Go (feat Chris Brown)- T-Pain
Catch My Breath- Kelly Clarkson
Your Body- Christina Aguilera
Who's That Chick? (feat Rihanna)- David Guetta
Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)- Kelly Clarkson
Loser Like Me (Glee Cast Version)- Glee Cast
Blown Away- Carrie Underwood
Fighter- Christina Aguilera
Don't You Worry Child (Radio Edit) Swedish House Mafia
Va Va Voom- Nicki Minaj
Paris (Ooh La La)- Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Higher (Bonus Track)- Taio Cruz & Travie McCoy
Fight for You- Morgan Page
I Cry- Flo Rida
The weekly weigh-in, I'm up two pounds. Yap, Mardi Gras did catch up with me after all, or maybe it's increased muscle weight. Who knows. The female body is straight cray, but I'm not stressed. I have a post half marathon cleanse in the works to shed this last 5 pounds. Everyone always says the last ten are the most difficult to lose, and that ain't no joke. I knew it was gonna be hard, but I didn't know just how hard reaching goal weight would be. Regardless, I feel trim, toned, strong, and freaking fabulous. That is what matters most! Looks out NOLA, I'm ready to Rock the Roll! WOOP WOOP!!!!!!!!