Salty’s Training Log – 7.20.14

This is going to be short and sweet today. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence, the placebo effect or I really needed it, but since I started iron supplements last week I am feeling a lot better. I ran about as well as I have in the last few months. My workouts were solid and I made sure to run easy – no watch easy runs all week long! more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 7.13.14

It’s all starting to make sense. For weeks I’ve been struggling in my workouts and feeling wiped out much of the time. I chalked it up to being out of shape and the whole 3 kids thing. But then I noticed things. 1. I didn’t realize how long I’ve been training again. I received my coach’s email for Week 18. 18 weeks!? And I’m struggling this much with a workload more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 7.6.14

Tired. I’m always a little tired. I mean, I have three kids under 6, so of course I’m a little tired. I’ve been meaning to get blood work done to see make sure my iron, thyroid, vitamin D, etc are all good since my 3 pregnancies and epic nursing spells, which I finally did on Thursday. No results yet. But this week, beyond the normal, I was epically tired.  I more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 6.22.14

All three kids were sick this week and the baby is getting her incisors, so I was pretty much a zombie all week. I even had my first experience getting puked on. In public. That was remedied by a shower and a change of clothes, but what was much harder to deal with was that every night heralded several sleep disturbances, so my already too little nightly sleep was rendered more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 6.15.14

This week was a solid training week, but I have to admit I found myself having some staring at the trees moments. Yeah, fitness takes time. Yeah consistency and patience. Yeah I’ve only been back for a few months after being off for 2 years. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. But I struggled with feelings of frustration this week that things are not clicking yet. I still feel slow and weak at more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 6.8.14

Nothing like having to put your new philosophies into practice. Just as I finished my most recent post, I found myself completely unable to meet my goals in a workout. Like no matter how hard I pushed, I was running through quicksand (slowly). In the past, I would have quit for sure. But I didn’t and for that I am immensely proud of myself. I wasn’t sure what was causing more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 6.1.14

I knew this week might get rough with my grandfather’s death and the accompanying family commitments and it did. It was far from terrible and despite a rough patch on Friday and Saturday, the rest of the week went well despite being completely off my schedule, not sleeping or eating well and generally being pushed to my max physically and emotionally. In particular, I had a relatively good track workout more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 5.25.14

It’s been a rough week. My grandfather continued his downward decent and I spent a lot of time visiting with him and just being there. He ended up passing away on Saturday morning. Even with Hospice’s care, he was very uncomfortable and it was a relief that his suffering ended relatively quickly. Thank goodness for running for providing a much needed outlet and some me-time. Trying to take care of more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 5.18.14

Week 11 of the comeback is in the books and what better way than to end on a high note – my birthday! I am now 39 years old. But that’s ok. I’m younger than Meb! I still have lots of improvement in my PRs to come, regardless of my oldish age – mark my words! As for training, it was a solid week. I have definitely bounced back nicely more » Read more