Rock ‘n Roll Raleigh Half Training – Week 11

I can’t say this is much of a “training” recap as it is just a weekly recap. I only work-out once during the week… But this training recap series is shortly coming to an end because my race is in 13 days! After that – I will try to stick to regularly weekly recaps & some other fun posts as well.


March has been totally slow in the fitness department. At least in my opinion. I know I seem to talk about this every week, but it’s something I’m mentally struggling with. When essentially I only have 2 days to run, it kind of works on my brain a little.

Monday – EFX as usual. I came home to a package from Legend Compression Wear – a pair of compression socks & they are super comfy! I couldn’t wait to try them out on a run.

Tues + Weds – Class

Thursday – Although I needed to run on Thursday evening, I needed to take my Anatomy exam. As I’ve always said, school comes first. Thanks to Jessie, she gave me the idea of making up a little workout while I took my exam. Here it is below:


It actually turned into a half decent exercise. There was 60 questions in the exam, so I got in a decent amount of squats & jumping jacks! Also noteworthy: a couple of months ago I couldn’t even do a 30 second plank. I was shaking & my lower back was always killing me by second 20. Well, guess who can do a 1 minute plank no problem now? Your girl. Thanks to EFX for getting me stronger!

Friday – Happy St. Paddy’s day! Who had green beer? I opted for a green margarita + tacos!


Saturday – I had 10 miles on the schedule since Raleigh is so close. I hadn’t done a long run in a couple weeks so I knew this probably wasn’t going to be great. The first 8 miles went fine! It was a slightly humid but nothing horrible. After the 8th mile, I was definitely getting sore. My hips, my hamstrings & my glutes were killing me! I’m hoping that in between now & Raleigh I can get some good consistent runs in so that I can feel a little better come race day. I tried out the compression socks I got earlier in the week & loved them! They’ll be coming with me to Raleigh.

10 miles

Saturday evening was my Painting with a Twist fundraiser for the ALS Association. I had 33+ people come out to support & it was SUCH a fun night! I did a 50/50 raffle & I raffled off two pairs of Pirates tickets. In raffle ticket sales, I raised $198! I’m waiting on the final headcount from Painting with a Twist, but if I had 33 people, I will have raised $165! Estimated total raised: $363!! Totally thrilled.

bob rossin


Sunday – I had every intention of waking up early & running a short recovery run, but I was exhausted & I was a little sore from my long run. I decided to give my body the rest it needed. In the afternoon, I headed to my friend Jenn’s bridal shower where I ate way too much & got to celebrate her wedding which is in just over a month! I got home sometime in the late afternoon & couldn’t do anything else but lay on the couch the rest of the day!

How was everyone else’s week? I’m sorry these recaps aren’t on point this training season! I truly am doing the best I can with what I got!



6 thoughts on “Rock ‘n Roll Raleigh Half Training – Week 11

  1. Jessie @ The Acquired Sass says:

    I did my long run Thursday, and then didn’t run again until today. And it was super tough. So seriously, big kudos for that being your norm every week.

    I can’t believe Raleigh is only 13 days away! That will be such a fun trip!

  2. Rebecca Jo says:

    I am doing 9 miles this weekend & dreading that tight hip feeling. UGH
    That little workout for Anatomy test is kinda brilliant. I need something like that to get me through the work days to get up & move.

  3. Jennifer @ Dashing in Style says:

    Good job on the 10-miler! I wasn’t feeling well and was bummed to miss it. You’re doing the best you can, and in my book that means you’re doing great!

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