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Marathon Training Recap – Week 17 (and giveaway winner!)

Ugh, lets just call this week the week of the viral plague. On Sunday Bryan texted me to say Miles woke up covered in puke and, well, you know. From then on things only got more interesting, as he was sick from basically Sunday to Thursday and Bryan caught it Wednesday and is STILL sick. I have seen, heard or talked about more bodily fluids in the last 7 days than I ever care to, EVER.

Monday – 5 miles @8:22, and negative splits to boot. Bryan was still well at this point so took over sick duty so I could go out for a bit.

Tuesday – rest day

Wednesday – Yoga and 2 miles on treadmill @9:13/mile. It’s bad, I know, but I do NOT do well with vomit. After 3 days of that or the other (use your creativity here), I was already frazzled and starting to panic that I’d get sick. I almost did stress and anxiety yoga, but picked a shorter one instead. By the end of the day I was so stressed from the whining and general household unhappiness (because by this time Bryan wasn’t feeling well either) that I killed a couple miles on the treadmill after everyone went to bed.

Thursday: 4 miles speed work on treadmill. I kept Miles home with me for half the day. 1 mile warm up @8:49. 4×400 @7:03 with 4×400 recovery @8:49. 1×800 @6:40 (hey frustration works in my favor sometimes) and 800m cool down @8:49.

Friday: 30 minutes of yoga again after everyone went to bed. Miles was on the mend but still not happy, and so I tried to channel my inner zen again after everyone went to bed. I should add this yoga focused on detoxing poses – not sure if that helps or not.

Saturday 3 mile walk.  Bryan was in bed sick all day, and I was still in a tizzy, so the twins and I went for a long walk.

Sunday 8 miles @7:55 average. The plan was more a tempo and I wanted to make the middle three miles the fastest. I tried for a 10k post baby pr but didn’t quite make it. I slowed down on mile 7 and then realized I could finish with an under 8:00 mile average so I sped up again 🙂

Total Miles: 22

So with 5 days to race day, I’m praying I stay healthy. I.cannot.get.sick. CANNOT. HAPPEN. I’ve banished myself the to the guest room and washed or sanitized my hands like a fiend.

Anyway, now for the fun part. For those of you who followed and/or participated in my Jord Watch giveaway, we have a winner!

The winner is Bethany Nelson! Keep an eye out for an email Bethany and thanks to everyone who entered!

Hopefully my next recap will come after I’ve crossed the finish line! Please send healthy vibes!

Omega -3 Vitamins

I feel like I see advertisements for vitamins and supplements constantly, yet never purchase any. Maybe they make a supplement that will help increase the patience I need for tantruming toddlers? Pretty sure that would be a money maker.

Omega-3 vitamins are nutritional supplements whose ingredients are derived from fish fat. While the source of omega-3 may be off-putting, the benefits to the human body should far outweigh any distaste over the origins. The two key ingredients in omega-3 that excite those in the health care and natural health industries are EPA and DHA. Both are fatty acids that provide many benefits to the human body, including:

Possible reduction in the risk of prostate cancer.
Known as a silent killer of men, prostate cancer can be deadly at its worst, and uncomfortable at its best. Men can do their best to reduce their chances of having prostate cancer by consuming a diet that is low in fat and rich in omega-3 supplements.

Protection against vision loss.
Researchers have recently found that vision problems can be warded off by a regular healthy diet that includes supplementation with an omega-3 vitamin.

Decreased risk of depression.
Whether it’s seasonal, postpartum, or brought about by causes unknown, depression can have devastating emotional and physical effects on the sufferer, as well as the sufferer’s close family members and friends. It’s been thought that a diet high in DHA — that is, a diet with omega-3 supplements — helps to reduce the risk.

Improved mental clarify.
If you struggle with memory issues or “brain fog”, consider giving your brain a healthy, natural clarity booster with an omega-3 supplement.

Possible decreased risk of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Once thought to be an “old person” disease, Alzheimer’s has been found to strike people as young as 50. You can possibly reduce your risk by taking a daily fish oil supplement in the form of an omega-3 or even an omega-6 supplement.

Stronger heart.
It has long been speculated that people who live in or near Japan and China have the least heart problems due to their diets being high in fish. While research is still going strong in this area, most people in the health care industry do believe that an omega-3 supplement is sufficient in helping to protect your heart.

Buy today to enjoy the benefits yourself!

Anyone take any vitamins/supplements? Do you feel like they make a difference?

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