Prepping for Brooklyn

The beauty of having another race on the horizon is it forces you to not wallow and to quickly get re-focused (if you missed my Philly recap, you can check it out here). So this week was all about turning my attention to the RnR Brooklyn Half Marathon. As always, I’m joining Holly and Tricia once again for the #WeeklyWrap link-up.


Monday and Tuesday were all about rest and recovery. There was nothing wilder than lost of stretching, rolling and icing.

Wednesdays are strength days, and I was back in the gym with Trainer Stacy. We went old school with the workout using a weighted sleigh and medicine balls. Hips, glutes and core got a serious workout!

By Thursday, it was time to get back to running. 5 miles, with 3 at steady pace, done. And on Friday, I got 3 more miles in at an easy pace.

The temps on Saturday dropped, and the morning air felt downright chilly. I loved it! My husband J is getting ready for his race next weekend, so he decided to join me. We got an early start so we could get back in time to shuttle our boys to their sports commitments.

chasing the sun

This run felt great! The miles clicked along easily, and we finished 8 miles with plenty of time to spare. The only minor glitch was for some odd reason my stomach was not happy with my usual Honey Stringer Waffle – this is my standard pre-run fuel, so I’m not sure what happened here.

Today was a rest day and I spent the day purging the endless stacks of paper from our home office and trying to find my desk again!


I’ll be back to four days of running this week and the forecast is showing cool temps. Fall may finally be here!

Have you ever had your stomach reject your routine fuel?



  1. Yay! It sounds like you are recovering well and will have good weather leading up to Brooklyn!
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  2. I love old school workouts…they really make you feel like a beast!! Your tummy’s distaste for your usual pre-run fare was probably just a fluke…I wouldn’t worry too much about it unless it happens again. Good luck with Brooklyn!
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  3. I didn’t realize you were doing rnr Brooklyn too! Do you get an extra medal for doing that one and Philly?

    • I do get a “heavy medal” for completing Brooklyn since it’s my second RnR in one year. Also, RnR is giving out hoodies to everyone who runs both Philly & Brooklyn!

  4. How fun that you’re doing RnR Brooklyn! I look forward to hearing about it. And that’s nice that you and your husband got out for a run together 🙂
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  5. We have been doing lots of purging of clutter around here! It feels good doesn’t it?
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  6. Love the changing of the seasons! Hope you’re recovering well! I did RnR Brooklyn a few years ago when it was the 10K. I absolutely loved it!
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  7. I don’t usually have stomach issues period, but every once in awhile even my normal fuel items will have me question it. I wouldn’t worry unless it happens again. Maybe just a fluke, that’s what I say.
    Hey, I see fall in our future down here in Mississippi too! They even say lows in the 50’s!!!! I’m so dang excited!
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  8. Yay for another race! I did RnR Brooklyn last year and it was a good run minus some mishaps in the beginning w/ security. I’m sure this year will be a lot better!
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  9. I usually stick to the same foods and generally that keeps me from getting stomach problems. But sounds like you’ve had this before too. Sometimes I think when I get tummy problems it might be the meal the night before, just a thought to consider what you had the meal before the waffle and maybe that’s what really caused it?
    Running in NYC in the fall is amazing, you’re going to love your race in Brooklyn!!!!!

  10. It always helps to have another race on the horizon. It sounds like you had a nice 8 miler with your husband. I usually don’t have tummy issues except on rare occasions — I chalk it up to what I ate the night before. I’ve only run one RnR half, but it sure was a lot of fun. Brooklyn will be great. Thanks for linking, Michelle!

  11. Nice job this past week! I did have some stomach issues before the RNR 5K, which was really weird…normally I’m fine! I was up in Cape Cod last weekend, LOVED the super cool weather…perfect for running!
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