I had no idea 4 runs a week would be so much harder to work into the schedule than 3 would be. With 3 if one had to shift it was no big deal, but with 4 if one shifts it shifts all the others, especially with the way this training program is set up. The runs are in a specific order for a reason and it doesn’t work well to jumble it all up.
Monday – it is what you make it, so if you think it’s going to be a “typical” Monday, then it probably will be.
I like Monday’s, like to think of them as a new start, a way to get back on the game plan for food, exercise, goals, whatever really.
Here’s to a new week, make it a good one!
Today is the first day of The Balanced Life Sisterhood activity. I have my workout calendar for the month printed and am going to do my Pilates workout for the day as soon as I’m done posting! Santa Barbara training also starts this month, so I integrated the two schedules into something that will work for me. I won’t be doing every workout on the specified day, but I will do all the workouts for the month.
After my Sunday morning run I had a little back and knee pain, so came home and did the Stretching and Stress Relief workout that was a bonus when I signed up for the membership. I have to say I felt 100% after I did that. I may have found the balance of running and non-running activity to keep me as pain free as possible.
Now to add a few more runs per week…have to be up to 4 a week in two weeks which means adding miles a bit quicker than is recommended.
I kept things pretty low key this weekend. Still feeling a bit sad missing Bishop, so wanted to give myself time to be calm and not have many social pressures to live up to. Sky had a bowling birthday party Saturday afternoon and she LOVED it! She also loved the shoes and really, really wanted to keep them. I have always thought bowling shoes were sort of cool, so I get it.
I did a lot of this over the weekend…finished the HP series, read some of my cooking magazines and found a ton of new recipes to try, started a new book, and drank some good wine.
Sky and I watched the SB together and danced and sang our way through the half time show. Thank you KP for keeping it kiddo friendly! Mark and Silas were gone as he opted to not watch the SB this year. He did get to spend hours of uninterrupted time at Bass Pro Shop and Cabelas. Between not being fans of either team, and then just not caring after dealing with Bishop neither one of us was all that jazzed about the big game.
I watched though because I love football even when I don’t love the team(s) playing. It was a great game, close which the SB should be, and Sky loved cheering! I won’t say which team she was cheering for, but man she got into it and gave it her all! The more she can scream, jump, clap, and yell the more she enjoys football so I do my best to join her and make it as fun as possible. I really just want her to love the game like I do regardless of which team she decides is her team.
What was your favorite SB food that you ate?
Guacamole…I could live on that stuff!
Happy Monday! It’s another beautiful sunny day in the PNW, and Sky and I are loving it! The morning’s and evening are a bit chilly since Fall is in the air, so I’m spending the morning getting caught up on emails and business until it warms up enough to play outside with Sky.
While the last week or so, since the race, have not been fun with all the back pain, the one really great thing to come out of it is forced rest.
I’m not great at giving my body the down time it needs, especially when I have back to back races. I must have really needed the break though because I had my first DNS (Did Not Start) this past weekend, and I didn’t even care.
Thank’s to my new chiropractor though I’m feeling so much better. Still have some things to work out, but I finally feel like I want to run, even if only for a mile. Still forcing myself to wait until the Stroller Group on Wednesday though…just want to give myself as much time as possible, so that when I do start up again I’m don’t reactivate anything.
Sky must be ready to run as well because she keeps asking, “Mommy we go run, run”. I love her little runner heart!
In the meantime I’m enjoying lots of time with the family, hanging out with friends, plotting and planning races for next year, having a potty trained tot, and hitting up a lot of awesome garage sales over the weekend.
Steilacoom, the little town next to us, has a city wide garage sale day every year, and every year we end up finding exactly what we need/want! First year it was a new vacuum, last year it was high quality pots and pans, and this year there was only one thing I wanted, an electric griddle, and we found one!
I cam home that night and used it to get the tortillas ready for dinner, and used it again the next day for lunch. I can tell I’m going to get my moneys worth out of it, especially since it was a great price and brand new!
Sky scored big time as well…
It worked out perfectly because the first sale we stopped at she found the wings and tutu, so after that she thought every single house was going to have more of the same. She was all about walking to the next one and pawing through stuff looking for more tutu’s and princes dresses, which she found!
Hours of garage sales in the sun, play time at the park, and 2 tutu’s, 1 set of wings, two princess dresses, 1 pair of jeans, and 1 summer dress later she was worn out! But, not too tired to maintain a death grip on her treasures!
How do you stay active when taking a break from running?
I hope everyone had a great weekend! Ours was busy with friends/family, projects around the house, and best of all taking Sky to her first movie in the theater! Rio 2 for the win! Super cute movie and I totally want the soundtrack!
I started today with what was supposed to be a 6 mile run, but that didn’t happen. I got 4 fast miles in before things derailed and I walked/slow jogged the last 2 miles home. No injury, so no worries there. I had a bloody nose the entire run, and I ate either the wrong thing before running, or there was too much time between eating and running…got really dizzy and light headed/vision turning black on the edges, so I walked/slow jogged the last two miles.
Not much to prove on a training run for a relay leg that is a distance I don’t really need to train for. Figured it was better to play it safe and get home in one piece. I’ll totally be ready to take on my 6 mile leg of the relay next Sunday! Looking forward to it actually. Bring on the hills 5 Mile Drive, I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again!
A look at the rest of our weekend (the only thing I don’t have pics of is dinner with Elya, Ryan and the kiddos, dinner with Gentry (Mark’s Dad), and the work Mark and I did outside the house)…