When I signed up for my first ever half marathon (Seawheeze) last year I was nervous but excited. When I told my sisters what I had done. Leilani laughed until she cried because I have always been really bad at distance running, especially sticking to a training program. I have done several road races and triathlons where I signed up with the intent to train and just sort of forgot.

Leilani’s laughter fueled my inner competitiveness and I stuck really well to my schedule last year. The race went better than I expected and this winter I excitedly signed up for the Banff Half Marathon after not being able to get into Seawheeze.

Fast forward to now- the race is in three weeks and I have yet to complete a full week of my scheduled workouts. I almost always get in my long run though, but the rest are pretty hit and miss. Basically, if I don’t do it in the morning, it’s not getting done. Ugh!

I’m doing this race no matter what but I have a feeling it won’t exactly be my best.

Anyways, with that little confessional done, let’s look at my week of very little running (whoops!)

Friday- Nothing

Saturday13.5 mile hike in Blakiston Valley

Hiking with friends is the best! This wasn’t a hard hike, it’s mainly flat but it took us a while because of all the snow!

Sunday– Nothing

Monday– 35 minute easy run

Got up in the morning and cranked out an easy run. My natural mile time is slowly but surely getting better. I have struggled with getting better than (this is embarrassing) a 12 minute mile. Did I mention I’m a short sprinter? Literally, genetic testing shows my muscle type is the sprinter muscle. Anyway, it’s slowly getting quicker and I did an average pace of 11 min/mile.


Tuesday– Nothing

Wednesday– Two games of softball

It was HOT! But I loved it. Everyone was complaining and all I could think about was how the entire month of December was -20C or colder.

Thursday– Aerial yoga

I love aerial yoga! It is sooooooo nice on your back. Plus it’s always fun to take on a new challenge.

Here is the Instagrammable photo


Heres what I really look like most of the time! LOL!


Any races coming up?

Do you have trouble sticking to your training plan or is that just me?


  • Becky @ The Bex Factor June 2, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Don’t be embarrassed about your time. I’m SLOW AF and sometimes it’s really hard to swallow when all of my friends are speedy things, talking about their slow 10k that took 1:10 and I’m all like, oh god, that would be my goal time for a 10k. Pretty sure it’s going to take me 3 hours to finish my first half. I’d be interested to see what kind of muscle I have too. I’m not sure if I’m that great at sprinting, but I’m strong. Gimme some hills and I’ll eat them up. Fast? Not so much.

    • Rachel June 2, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Yeah sometimes people ask my time and I see the look on their face when I tell them. Oh life- it’s all a growing process!


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