Katie’s first marathon: week 3

Week 3:

You may take a vacation, but your training cannot!

I went back home to Montana this week to visit family. I thought my training would suffer, but actually, I found it easier to run. Perhaps it was the a two-hour time difference. I went to bed earlier and woke up every morning before 6 a.m. Running in the early morning is awesome; the weather is much nicer in the summer and it’s a great way to start your day. When I work, I don’t get home until after midnight, and then I don’t get to sleep until 1-1:30 a.m. So, waking up early to run is tough.

It also doesn’t hurt when your vacay views look like this… tell me that road doesn’t inspire you to run!

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I also ran one day with one of my sisters. I had a tough time keeping pace with her — I blame the high altitude 😉 Hehe

So, keep up the training when you step away from your normal schedule. Think of it as a fun way to explore your new surroundings!

However, I do have a confession: I was so tired when we returned home from our trip, that I skipped a run the next day :/

Side note: there’s no sales tax in Montana so when we were home, I bought a new multi-sport watch — score!! I love it!! It displays time, pace and distance at the same time. You’ll see me wearing it on air too because it also keeps me accountable for my daily steps.

Happy running – KU

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