Aug 30, 2014

Back on Track

Whew good thing I don't rely on my blog for income! I'd be on welfare! Ha!

The week before this last one (follow me?) I was rocking it! I trained well and felt strong, I even got in an unexpected 5 miles in on Sunday! I went out thinking I might squeeze out three miles but my body just kept going, it was lovely! That was my longest run since my half marathon in July!

This week has been a smidge harder, there are no classes at my gym this week as the instructors get a week of rest. Also the hubbs is off hiking for four days. Thankfully on Thursday one of my co-workers wanted to run with me! He had done a full marathon in the past but has been focusing mostly on strength training in the last few years. We got 5.26 solid miles in on one of my favorite trails before starting work!

I'm choosing not to be hard on myself though, I'm counting this as a restful week for me and we all need those from time to time. This week I've read (If I Stay, it's pretty good!), my house is clean and I've gotten a ton of snuggles from a certain three year old (who currently has his head on my shoulder as we watch Thomas the Train....again. I've also made some super yummy and healthy meals!

Next week's Workout Plan:
Monday: Run 3-5 (hubby should be home, freeeeeeedoooooom!)
Tuesday: Core and BodyFlow for 1hr total
Wednesday: rest
Thursday: Run, likely around 3.5-4 before work
Friday: BodyFlow
Saturday: BodyPump or Run depending on how I feel
Sunday: Rest

Have a happy and safe long weekend!

Aug 15, 2014

Where did the week go? A week without a plan....

Hello Again!

Ha! Where did that week go? It was a crazy one in my little slice of the world. I didn't really set up a workout plan for the week and that ended up being for the best, all of my workouts ended up being last minute options. That's not the way I like to roll but this time it worked out.

Monday: rest day, those are the hardest!
Tuesday: 4.25 miles near home in the evening, my hubby could tell I was dealing with some stress and booted me out the door. Love him!
Wednesday: rest day via surprise date with the hubby, I'm a lucky lady
Thursday: 4.25 glorious miles in a light rain!
Friday (today): likely mostly just walks with my 3 year old
Saturday: BodyPump one hour
Sunday: BodyFlow one hour

Those two runs this week saved my sanity. I'd really like this post to be upbeat and what-not but I'm just not a sugar-coat-it-kind-of-girl. Next time will be more upbeat, I promise.

Until then my little guy is up!


Aug 8, 2014

Planning and Cheating {On Your Fitness Goal}

This week has been great! Work went by quickly and smoothly, we've added several new staff members so it's an exciting time! I really do love my job and our team!

My workout plan for the week went sideways, but I got my workouts in, just not as planned. My work schedule has leveled out which has me sleeping really well at night, I'm back to waking up rested and ready to hit life full force which was great on Monday morning at 6 am!!

Here is where I am so far:

Monday: 3.5 miles outside at 12:00 min/mi pace. The smoke was killing me!
Tuesday: 30 minute core strength workout with a friend after work....I NEVER do core so this was big!
Thursday: 4 miles on indoor track at work at 11 min/mi pace. I'm always faster indoors!
Saturday: Considering taking a 45 minute BodyPump Class, we'll see as I'm solo with kiddo

While pounding out the 4 miles on Thursday I got to thinking, I could round up and say I did more than I did to make myself feel better, I could account for all the walking I do! HA! That thought lasted all of one minute. The only person I would be cheating is me! If I really want to do a full Marathon next summer I really have to keep my base up and continue steadily through the fall. When you set a goal is should only be fore you and the only one you cheat is you.

This goal of a full marathon is a big deal to me. Three years ago I couldn't run at all, I had given up running at a very young age after my asthma diagnosis....I lived in fear. Now I know well how to control my asthma so I can enjoy running and thank heaven because I love it so much! This goal is for me and me alone and I'm excited! It will be nice to have such a big goal to keep me motivated through the winter, heck even know when the smoke (from forest fires) has me stuck inside!

Much Love,

Aug 3, 2014

So Far, So Good

After one post I already forgot about doing this. Ha! I'm not officially on a training plan yet but I'm committing to working out enough to maintain my current fitness level through winter so when I start training in March 2015 I'll be on track.

Right now that looks like lifting (BodyPump) at least once a week and running twice a week as life will allow. Last weekend I hiked 10 miles with the husband and did BodyPump, my favorite way to lift, on Thursday, yesterday I did a hike/jog 5k with a friend which was the hardest of my life! It was all straight up into the hot sun (over 90*).

This weeks game plan:

Wednesday 5:30 am Pump
Thursday 5:30 pm Run 3-5 miles
Saturday Lift with Husband (fat chance) or run solo

Also in about a week I'm starting a trail running class on Thursday evenings which is out of my comfort zone (and the reason I'm doing it!).

I have a few runs I'm eyeing also:

4 mile fun run

Muddy Run
Run at Work Day (I'm organizing this at my work, I'm hoping at least a 5k)

All Women's 5k
Pumpkin Run

Oncology Center Run
Turkey Day 8k

Happy Running!