For me at least, I get into a cycle of wanting to improve my body with workouts. So that I can be stronger for more workouts. So that I can run further, or faster. Which is great, and of course comes with health benefits. But at a certain point, I forgot that it feels good to keep your body strong so that you can use it for productive things. Like carrying babies, or moving furniture. Or even bailing trenches!
The past week's workout looked like this:
Monday: 6.5 Miles (9:55 pace)
Tuesday: 14 Miles (9:38 pace)
Wednesday: 4.75 Mile Walk
--20 minute yoga video
--Strength Training w/resistance bands: chest, back, shoulders, biceps, triceps, back
---Push-up Challenge (Week 4, Workout #1, Column 2)
Thursday: 6 Miles (9:23 pace)
Friday: 4.5 Miles (9:13 pace)
Saturday: Strength Training w/resistance bands: chest, back, shoulders, biceps, triceps, back
--Push-Up Challenge (Week 4, Workout #2, Column 2)
Sunday: 6 Miles (9:10 pace)--4 miles in middle at tempo run
So did I meet the goals I set for myself last week? Not all of them. I only included 2 upper body workouts again. I am trying again this week for 3!!! I did manage the 14 mile long run, and the mileage I wanted (42 overall, 37 running miles). I will plan on reducing my long run for the upcoming week. I have been building up the mileage for a few weeks so I'm ready for a cutback week please!
Do you ever dream about food when you're going to bed? Sometimes I think about what I'll eat the next day. I'm odd like that. Today I made what I was dreaming of last night--an upgraded PB & J. I made them open-faced on fresh rye bread, with organic PB and instead of jelly, sliced strawberries. Such a nice summer sandwich and so easy! On the side was some sesame sauteed kale (courtesy of our Whole Foods trip yesterday) and a side of green beans.
This is perfect because I can pretend I am a grown-up but nobody knows it's just PB&J!
What are your fitness goals for the week?
I'm reducing my mileage on my long run, so I am shooting for at least 30 miles of running. 3 upper body workouts and 2 yoga sessions, even if they're short!
Will you be watching Boston? Who are you rooting for (elites and friends!!)
I will do my best to watch! Not sure how to watch it best, if anybody knows of any good streaming links please let me know! I'll also be tracking fellow bloggers who are running. And Kara Goucher, because I love her and may have stayed up late last night finishing her book!