Am I Goofy or What? Week #17 Training Recap

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Me at 1st 5K

Happy New Year everyone! I hope it is off to a fantastic start. I kicked off 2012 by volunteering at the First on the First 5K, presented by M3S Sports. This is the second race I have volunteered at, and I once again really enjoyed it! This time, I was on the race course right before Mile 2 helping to make sure runners (and traffic) went in the right direction. I had a blast cheering on my MIT friends. If you have never volunteered at a race before, you should! Let me put it this way, I know how much seeing enthusiastic and cheerful volunteers means to me when I am running, so I want to give back to other runners! If you feel the same way, see about volunteering with a race company near you. I plan to make volunteering a regular part of my running life.

I didn’t run (or really work out) this week. I guess you could say I am in the resting phase of my Goofy Training Plan. Less than one week?!?! I am excited and nervous all wrapped into one, and I really hope I can just get some sleep this week and eat right. I plan to get a couple of short runs in this week, mostly to keep my mind from going insane. Oh, and hydrating, I need to hydrate non-stop!

Yeah, so much for a running week. Let’s look at my 2011 running stats, they are slightly more impressive, I think.

I ran a lot of miles, but not nearly as many as I thought I would have!

That is roughly 522 miles. I thought for sure I ran something like 3,000 or so. Right now, I don’t have any mileage goals for 2012. I just want to run happy and healthy.
Mostly in 2011, I had good runs. And, I spent 123 hours on my feet. That is pretty awesome, considering I never used to do anything.

Apparently, I also got fast once in February and I run my hardest when I am working out with MIT, which is probably true since they continually push me to be a better runner. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Also, I would like you to note that I ran farther than 26.2 miles in Pittsburgh. Does that count as an ultra-marathon?! I am thinking it should!

In terms of weight loss, I’ll be getting back on track with that after Goofy. I bought a food journal last night that I plan to use to help get back track. I do tend to lose more weight when I right down every. single. thing. that. I. put in. my. mouth.

Question for you bloggers! Do you use Windows Live Writer? What do you think about it? Pros and cons? Can you do picture captions with it? I am using it for the first time to compose this post, and I have not figured out  how to do that.

I hope you are all off to a happy, healthy and safe New Year!

Until the next mile marker,


  1. FellowGalRunner says

    Good luck in the Goofy!

  2. Niki Miller says

    Thanks for volunteering! It’s so nice having encouragement along a course. Best of luck with the Goofy! You’ll have such an amazing time!

  3. Missy Bentley says

    Congrats on the progress and the run! Our local run was cancelled, so I did a Leslie Sansone video instead. Weak, I know. Windows Live Writer = I have no idea!

  4. Enjoy those shorter runs this week Sara… will be watching for your tweets and updates as you travel to Florida later for your races. So excited for you!

  5. Good Luck at GOOFY . Your going to do great Sara. I have never volunteered at a race. That is one of the things on my bucket list. It would be so cool, incouraging runners at a race.

  6. Jenny Wittich says

    Good luck w/ the Goofy! What an amazing accomplishment it will be when you finish BOTH races 🙂

  7. runningperseverance says

    FRIEND!!!! i cant believe the GOOFY is SO SOON!!!! you are going to have the best time and i am going to be thinking about you every second and cheering you on 🙂 i have never used WLW but my cousin had it and LOVED IT! hope you can figure it out and it will work for you!! eeeeeekkkk! GOOD LUCK!

  8. Christina @ Just Running says

    Oh, my gosh! I can’t believe Goofy is almost here! Good luck, Sara!

    I don’t have any experience with Windows Live Writer, but I’d love to hear (read) how you like it.

  9. Kimberly Turner Bouldin says

    Wishing you the best of luck this weekend! I use Windows Live Writer and I really like it. I haven’t used captions before – perhaps I should! LOL!

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