marathon chronicles 05. feeling the burn[out].

i am starting to feel the burn...out!

i was warned not to start training too early, because i could risk injury and/or get burned out. however, my first run of the year was in february, so i began training in january and have been running ever since. 

i haven't stopped running, i've just been running less days and shorter distances. i'm still excited about running, but at the same time, it's been easier to skip days. summer was a great excuse. 

june was the official start of my marathon training program. now, at the end of july, i'm almost two months behind. not gonna lie, i'm starting to panic. just a little. i have to dramatically increase my mileage as well as hit the pavement (vs. the treadmill).

my next run is coming up on august 10th, 9 miles.

maybe a new pair of running shoes will give me motivation.
just kidding.

these are a couple of sports bras i've been loving; both are from forever 21. they provide moderate support which is enough for the 3-5 mile runs i've been doing, but i'll definitely need ones with more support for my upcoming longer runs.

what i've been obsessed with lately?
honey vanilla chamomile tea + almond milk.

based on another runner's recommendation to mix [chocolate flavored] protein powder with warm almond milk (a post-run drink that helps her muscles recover and replace protein lost during runs), i picked up almond milk to try. not bad.

but since i'm not taking protein supplements yet, i was left to finish the rest of this almond milk. it's not uncommon for me to add milk to my tea, so i used the almond milk. YUM! i look forward to it every night. can't get enough of it. plus, almond milk is loaded with calcium and vitamins A-D-E. 

do you have a sports bra (brand) that you love?
have you tried almond milk?


Sophie in the Sticks said...

Well done for putting in all the training, that's so impressive. The furthest I've ever run is 7 miles but I prefer 3 or 6 as a regular thing. That pink top is cute :)

Amy's Fashion Blog said...

I know you will nail your run. I love UA sports bra's.

susan jakovina said...

You are amazing! I don't know where you find the motivation...I am such a procrastinator. Sigh.
And sports bras...hmmm. Honestly, I find some of the best ones at Marshall's! Just a mix of brands.

Marie said...

so impressed!! I totally need to start up running again. I just get lazy.
Best of Luck!!

Jewel Delgado said...

wow. that is interesting, put milk to your tea. that would be like a milk tea! I like your sports bra, i have to buy a new one too for my yoga :)


oomph. said...

agreed - 3-5 miles is a nice everyday run.

oomph. said...

i'll check those out :)

oomph. said...

oh yeah, i should check places like that for workout items! thanks, S!

oomph. said...

i know...it's so easy to get lazy!!

oomph. said...

yes, milk in your tea is yummy! makes it nice and creamy.

A Very Sweet Blog said...

I love that pink one! I need to try milk in my tea. I've never tried that. Pace yourself Becks. I know you will do well.

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