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Teton Dam Marathon Review

On the 2nd of June, I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive to eastern Idaho for the Teton Dam Marathon. I did the 5K.

Did I mention I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive. Yeah, not the best idea for legs to be in PR shape. My leggies were stiff and at 1100 more feet of elevation then at home, it was a slow trot for sure. No PR attempt this trot, that's for sure.

I woke up at 4am (my normal wake up time is 8am - 10am depending on the day) so that early is  painful. I had everything all packed and ready the evening before- brekky, post-race clothes, snacks, and a full tank of gas for the long drive. All I had to do was make coffee and head out. I didn't even brush my teeth before I left. Coffee first.

The drive was nice and not a lot of traffic for a Saturday morning. I don't know the last time I have been to Rexburg, but it was easy to find the race start. I thought the race started at 8am, but that was the 10K. The 5K started at 8:30am and I got there to get my bib at …

I'm An Addict

I took a full 3 weeks off from any sort of working out after my marathon. Well, I moved house by myself 2 days after that, which I was more sore from that then the run... but I'm not counting that as a workout. I needed the last few weeks to get settled and into my new single runner girl routine. :-)

During those few weeks, I have missed running. And working out. And moving my body. Like, really missed it.

Oh man, I craved it. I was getting a little twitchy and a little cranky. That's why I think I'm an addict.

I needed to work my muscles. 3 weeks off and a desk job during the day has me sad. I have started doing daily planks and few moves with some dumbbells I have. I sneak in some lifting at work when no one is watching. Along with some selfies. Can we keep all that a secret?


I kinda want to get other body parts as gnarly as my leggies.


I have a little more free time on weekends so a short routine of burpees with a Bosu ball, planks and squats always happens before a run. Burpees with the Bosu always wears me out and it gets hard to lift that thing up after a bit. (How much does a Bosu weigh???) But, it feels GOOD to work my body!


I missed out on an evening Halloween 5K race on Saturday because I went out on a date. I think I should have made time to do the race. But I did 7 miles with a nice boy on Sunday and it felt AMAZING! I mean the run felt amazing. I'm sure the nice boy feels nice too.


Today, I thankfully do not have to work a 14 hour day with the 2 jobs I have. My day job gave us a treat and let us go home 5 hours early. Guess what I get to go do before I go to my 2nd job?


I get to take care of my addiction for an hour. :-) I'm going running.

What makes you a running addict? Does your body crave movement?

Comments

  1. I'm so glad you're back, I know I get cranky and mean when "off" too long. Congrats on the date too!

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    1. Thanks! Glad to know I'm not the only one that gets cranky when I have not worked out in a while!

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  2. I miss running, but it's been way too crazy the last few weeks. I have a plan for November though! =)

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