Marathon Training Week 13

My kids have been sick since last Saturday. I hate when they are sick. Usually one will get sick, then the other. My husband and I have also caught their bug. This is what happens when two babies are slobbering all over us. Even though they are sick, they have been in a great mood. Almost too good of a mood. They have been into everything today and are not listening to a word I say.

Elena's  Serious FaceElena has several different faces she makes. This is her serious face.

Elena's SmileThis is her smile. It always makes me laugh.

Sam's CurlsSam’s curls caused by the rainy weather. Cute.

It has been raining all day and I am bummed that I cannot go for a run. I would love to run in the rain and the 70 degree temperature. I saw so many people running this morning. Seeing them run made me want to run even more.

I really struggled motivating myself to run in the mornings this past week. Most of my runs were done in the hot afternoon on my treadmill.

Monday- Rest

Tuesday- 4.5 miles easy on the treadmill. I really didn’t get into this run until I reached 4 miles. 4 miles was my limit, but I felt so great I decided to run another 1/2 mile.

Wednesday- 7 miles with 4 miles at marathon pace on the treadmill.

Thursday- Rest

Friday- 5 miles with 8 hill repeats on the treadmill. I had planned to run 8 miles with 8 hill repeats at a parking garage, but didn’t get up early enough or plan well enough. I don’t like doing hill repeats on the treadmill because I don’t get any downhill running. I’m thinking about getting some boards to put under the back of my treadmill to somewhat mimic downhill running. Has anyone ever done that before?

Saturday- 4 miles easy on the treadmill. I had originally planned to run outside with a friend, but I slept through my alarm. Ugh.

Sunday- 14 miles long run. This was a good run. I didn’t drink much water during my run and didn’t eat at all during the run. It was hot like usual. At the end of the run, it was 91 degrees. I’m seriously ready for fall.

One of my goals at the beginning of the year, was to make a cake or cupcakes once a month. So far I have kept up with the goal, but just realized I have not made a cake for this month. I’m trying to decide between a buttercream cake or a fondant covered cake and of course a design. So basically, I have no idea what to make. Does anyone have any suggestions or maybe a technique you would like to see?

I still have a cupcake recipe to post and I made a rosette cake at the beginning of July that I need to post. Hopefully, those will be posted soon.


  1. Love the kids! My Son had similar curls. Our toddlers are around the same age, I have a 3 and a 1 yr old.

    Thats awesome about your runs. I sprained my foot three months ago and having a tough time working out. I'm heading into the podiatrist next week. Good luck and looking forward to your recipe.

    {crystal @}

    1. I love his curls. That's a bummer about your foot. I hope the podiatrist has some good news for you.

  2. Oh man, now I want cake. I love when you post pictures of your creations. You are so talented. Hmm...Maybe a fondant cake with a big bow on top? Is that too simple?

    1. Thanks. That's actually a great idea. I made a Christmas cake last year with a big bow. Bows are simple to make, but they look difficult.



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