Sunday, December 22, 2013

Coeur Sports Announcement!

I've been pretty quiet lately.  I finished up my season with an 8K Turkey Trot, ending my racing 5 out of 6 consecutive weekends or something odd like that (Black Mountain Madness, Iron Horse Half, off, Detroit Half, Iceman, LSC Half, and then Turkey Trot).  Ok, that is 6 out of 7 weekends.  You can see why I took a break from updates!   I took a break from about everything.  I even took some strength training classes at the Y, and got my YMCA Group Fitness Instructor certification.  However, I have a huge announcement to make!

See, my name is on there!  Wow!  I still can't believe it is real.  I LOVE what Coeur represents as a brand.  They represent the heart and courage that it takes for us as athletes to get out there and do what we do.  You can read about them here.  I am so amazed and grateful to be a part of this team.  Everyone is so amazing.  I am so inspired by everyone, and hope that I can do the same for others.  You will also notice that Amy is on there.  She was on one of my first teams, Team Stayput.  She is still recovering, and working hard at her therapy.  I know one day she will be back at the level she was, but until then, she will inspire everyone around her to be better.  I know she has been an inspiration to me for a long time, and I am honored to be her teammate again.

Also, here is the elite team. 

I am so excited for 2014!!!!  It's going to be a great year.  The Boston Marathon is 16 weeks from tomorrow (Monday) and I got a jump start on my plan due to the holidays.  I expect I may need to miss a workout or two with all of our traveling.  I'm doing the Run Less Run Faster Plan again, except I'm attempting the 3:25 plan.  So far I completed the first 2 workouts, but I still have the tempo run left to try from the first week.  The tempo runs always seem to give me problems.  I may end up doing a combo of the 3:25 and the 3:30 plan, since the chart's barely have me at completing a 3:30 marathon based on my recent half marathon times. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!