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Shamrock Shuffle 8k Training 2016: Week 3

Time is moving so quickly – before I know it, race day will be upon me.  It’s already March and I’m already done with week 3 of training! This year’s Shamrock Shuffle is extra special because my cousin, Oksana, will also be running it.  The Shamrock Shuffle has been a tradition in my family since before I was even born; my uncle ran it 25 times or more. He quit running the Shamrock Shuffle last year for various reasons, but I took it upon myself to continue the tradition. I did it alone in 2014, but this year I have one more family member to join in on the fun 🙂 shamrock-shuffle-2009

With my cousin, 2 of her friends, my uncle, and my aunt at the 2009 Shamrock Shuffle! It was snowing/raining that day and my clothes got SOAKED. Not fun, but I kept coming back for more races after that.

Side note: isn’t it funny how much running fashion has changed since 2009? I don’t think I owned any sweat wicking clothing until 2010 or 2011.

I don’t think I’ve shut up about how busy I’ve been, but… ugh… last week was so ridiculous for me, but it went really well! All of my hard work was worth the effort 🙂

Not only were things at my work busy, but I was also busy getting in my Fitbit steps for a couple of challenges I was involved in. Luckily, I’m on a running training plan anyway, so getting in extra steps has not been a big deal. Even with running 4 times this week plus cross-training, I lost one of the competitions. I have some active friends! Anyway, let’s get to my workouts from last week!

Last Week’s Workouts

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 35 minute tempo run

Wednesday: 45 minutes on the elliptical

Thursday: 2 mile run + weights

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Long walk + dancing at a Bachelor Auction for charity. Don’t worry, I didn’t bid on any of the guys 😛


Sunday: 5 mile run with Oksana, plus tons of extra walking to kick Andy’s butt on Fitbit 😀

I refuled with my free drink from Starbucks, which is why I still am having trouble losing these 5 pounds, HA.


Do you have a Fitbit?!

Have you ever done a race more than once?