Chevron Houston Marathon 2017 Training Week 9

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

I'm thankful I love to write and I document my life through this blog. We are 144 days away from the big day (you betcha I'm counting down!) and today I want to take a trip down memory lane for Once Upon a Run. 
During my first time training for the Chevron Houston Marathon, I was eating better and in much better shape than I am today. You can take a peek here. I was also dreaming of running the 30K during the warm-up series. God provided for my registration and new shoes. It was miraculous and I'm still thankful. The next year, I was training for Chicago so my miles were super high and I was training solo. This was me last year on week 9 of marathon training
This year, I am enjoying the wisdom earned through years of completing the marathon while still trying to get better at this running passion of mine.
Last Saturday I had a rough run. My energy was not there at all. The end of my summer was good but very busy. I must also confess, I wasn't eating well at all. 
Long run views are awesome
I knew what I needed to do but I just didn't have energy to start something new so I decided to stick with my good habits while eagerly waiting to pick up more good habits. 
Happy me out on a date with my husband.
The weekend before that rough run my husband and I went out twice. Twice I did not order dessert. I was very happy about that. That's what I mean by sticking with good habits until I can start new ones. Food journaling is a habit I resumed Sunday. I can't tell you how many times I tried to start and failed. Well, this is day 3 and it's going well. I've tried to do it digitally with all those wonderful apps but I now know that paper and pen is where I succeed.  
Getting leaner to run Houston is not gonna be easy but there are essential things I must do and one of them is food journaling. I appreciate your prayers and encouragement as I proceed in this journey. 

Previously in this Series:
• Week 1
• Week 2

• Week 3
• Week 4 - Barry Walter
• Week 5 - Christine Soliman
• Week 6 - Ron Booth
• Week 7
Week 8

Read the stories of my previous Marathons in Houston:
• Chevron Houston Marathon 2014
• Chevron Houston Marathon 2015
• Chevron Houston Marathon 2016