Runners stick together+ Goals


Monday- 7 miles. 9:00 pace  Red faced= hard workout, smile because I didn’t completely fall apart.


* I want to start by saying my prayers are with those affected by the bombs at the Boston Marathon yesterday. I can not believe that something like that would happen during such a wonderful event. All of the hard work and dedication people put into running and then it’s ruined by something so devastating.

Runners, we stick together

I started yesterday morning watching the Boston Marathon(like many of you). I was motivated to run and couldn’t wait to get my run on. I stopped watching to get going, and came back after my run to find the news buzzing about the horrific news. I got goosebumps and instantly thought of my neighbor who was running and her family who was there to support her.

It seems so surreal. I’m so glad my neighbor and her family are alright and my prayers are with the families, volunteers, and runners that were affected by this. I hope as runners, we can stick together and keep running and motivating each other.


Last week I was able to accomplish 2/3 goals. I did have 2 rest days and one day on the bike. I wanted to cross train/rest more this week than past weeks. I also had 2+ days that involved strength training.

I also had a speed session where my pace was below a 8min/mile.

I didn’t do a great job of eating healthy snacks, although I wasn’t horrible:/

Goals 4/15-21

1. Eat better/healthier snacks

2. 1 more speed session before race

3. Bring the mileage back up(last week I only hit 15 miles, so get back up to 20-25)


About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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17 Responses to Runners stick together+ Goals

  1. Erin says:

    I feel you on the eating healthier snacks! So far I’ve been doing pretty good though!

  2. jumpeatrun says:

    Good luck on your goals this week. We as runners will always stick together and I think our strength and sense of community really comes out at times like this. hang in there- we are all feeling it …

  3. megbek says:

    Couldn’t agree more – I love feeling the sense of community among all the runners.
    Great run and pace! 🙂 Good goals to work toward this week.

  4. Times like these make you want to hold your loved ones just a little bit tighter. Runners definitely stick together! I am inspired every day by you and other bloggers in their running endeavors 🙂

  5. I’m glad your neighbor is okay!

    I, too, experience red face syndrome after a good workout. Awesome job on the run!

  6. These are great goals. I am also working on getting my mileage back up. It is indeed a great idea to stick together in times likes these.

  7. Prayers and Apples says:

    So glad your neighbor and her family are alright! 7 miles – ahhh… I have such a long way to go before I’m where you’re at! 🙂

  8. jessielovestorun says:

    Good luck w/ your goals this week hunnie ❤

  9. Good luck with your goals!
    This news has been devastating. What a terrible thing to happen anywhere… but, as a runner, I can say that it would have been incomprehensible that it was happening at a race.

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