Happy Hump Day Everyone! When life gives you lemons make the best damn lemonade that you can make! This week has been really rough not being able to run that much, however I am grateful that I was able to run, and that I am hopefully on the mend! My goal for the marathon (even though I am competitive) has always just been to finish. Even though I have competed at high levels, it doesn’t make me advanced in the marathon. I have to treat myself like I am a novice, because endurance training of 10+ miles for one run is new to my body. So for right now I will be patient, believe that everything will be okay, and I will be back to running soon enough.

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

7/14/2014MondaySwam0Total Time: 30 min (200m free, 100m kick, 5 x 50m pull down/swim back) then about 15 min of pool running. Pool Running – not so efficient in, felt most of my pain in my hip doing this. Also got treatment by Dr. Johnny.
7/15/2014TuesdayYoga0Yogaglo class 30 minutes. Definitley have some tightness in upper glute, psoas, calves, & adductors. All on my right side.
7/16/2014WednesdayRun1Got approved to do 1 mile!! Woohoo! Felt pretty good!
7/17/2014ThursdayCycle040 minutes – Also got treatment by Dr. Johnny.
7/18/2014FridayRest0Travel Day – Family weekend in LI!
7/19/2014SaturdayRR3In Sag Harbor – Felt pretty good, still tight in back and butt.
7/20/2014SundayLong0Long Adventure Ride with my awesome Auntie & Sis! We rode for about 1.5- 2 hours.
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There is still a ton of time to vote for me too for Runner’s World’s Cover Contest!! I appreciate all the support and love!!

Happy Training Guys!

*****Natalie Johnston is USATF & RRCA certified runner coach serving areas PA, NYC, & NJ.*****