ZombieRunner 10k, San Francisco

 Running long distance has always been a challenge for me and I never imagined having the desire to run a marathon/race. About two months ago, I got this random spurt of motivation to accomplish a summer bucket list. From small accomplishments to large, there were a few things I added that were out of my element. Training for a marathon was one of them. I signed up for a 10k race that was only 4 weeks away, which meant only 4 weeks of training. This got me moving fast and to the point, which was better in the long run. To delay the sign up process would have given me more time to delay my training.

This past Saturday I woke up at 6:50am, washed my face, ate breakfast, and was dropped off by 7:45am at Crissy Field.
The course was no joke. Hills, trails, stairs, SAND… but luckily, with plenty of thanks to my playlist.. I managed to finish in an hour and 5 minutes.
There was nothing better than crossing the finish line and being greeted by my handsome husband with champagne and flowers!
Did I mention that I ran past the finish line not knowing where it was?? JJ had to chase me down!!! Typical.

Summer Bucketlist
1. Train and run a marathon… 5k to start 10k completed on 6/14
2. Skydive and/or ride in a hot air balloon. Skydive booked for August 18th
3. During a weekday morning, get up extra early to bring Lucy to this dog friendly coffee shop.
4. Sign up for bikram yoga and spin classes.
5. Join a nonprofit/volunteer program to help others.
6. Take a cooking class. Signed up to take a class with Kendra on Wednesday
7. Try a new recipe on a weekly basis. This, I do.
8. Purchase a new camera and rekindle my love for photography. In the process of saving
9. Host a brunch & movie night.
10. Partake in something my husband loves to do.I can half cross this off since I did frisbee golf, but perhaps I should show make more of an effort to watch sports. 

My 4 week training schedule
I received my training schedule and running advice from my friend Meghan, an avid marathon runner and all around athlete! Check out her blog for advice and motivation.
The night before the race: Rice, chicken breast and veggies (asparagus and broccoli)
Morning of: English muffin with peanut butter and a banana.

Week 1 Monday: Rest Tuesday:
3 m run
CT or Rest
2.5 m run
4 m run
35-40 min EZ run or CT
Week 2 Rest 3 m run CT 2.5 m run Rest 4.5 m run 35-40 min EZ run or CT
Week 3 Rest 3.5 m run CT 3 m run Rest 5 m run 40 min EZ run or CT
Week 4 Rest 3 m run CT or Rest 2 m run Rest Rest 10K Race!

Turn me on- David Guetta
Ecstasy- ATB
You Used To Hold Me- Calvin Harris
Angel- Akon
Call Me Maybe- Carly Rae Jepsen
Blue Jeans- Lana Del Rey
The Taste of Ink- The Used
My Chick Bad- Ludacris
Rack City- Tyga
Over night Celebrity- Twista
Swing- Savage
Dancing on my Own- Robyn 
Only Girl- Rihanna
Tigerlily- La Roux
This is what makes us girls- Lana Del Rey
Buttons- Pussycat Dolls
Blow- Ke$ha 
Maneater- Nelly Furtado
We Found Love- Rihanna
Beautiful People- Chris Brown
The Longest Road- Morgan Page
Moves Like Jagger- Maroon 5
Party Rock Anthem- LMFAO
A Millie- Lil Wayne
E.T.- Katy Perry
Dont Stop Dancing Girl- Kaskade
Smash Your Head- Girl Talk
Mr. Sexobeat- Alexandra Stan
Empire State of Mind- Jay-Z
Dirt Road Anthem- Jason Aldean
Hot- Inna
Hold it against me- Britney Spears
Where Have you Been- Rihanna
Minute by Minute- Girl Talk
When Love Takes Over- David Guetta
Club cant handle now- Flo Rida
Fireworks- Katy Perry
Take Care- Drake
I need a Doctor- Dr. Dre
Move Shake Drop- DJ Laz
Titanium- David Guetta
Bounce- Calvin Harris
Wild Ones- Flo Rida
3- Britney Spears
Get it Get it- Girl Talk
World Hold on- Bob Sinclair 
Heart of Glass- Blondie
Take Over Control- Afrojack
Feel So Close- Calvin Harris
Your love is my drug- Ke$ha
Feed the Animals- Girl Talk
Good Feeling- Flo Rida
Seek Bromance- Tim Berg