Let's start with my least favorite post of the week (lately). While my mileage is ok, I feel like each week I'm slacking just a little bit more in the whole cross training/upper body thing. Gotta keep trying! Here's the week in recap:
Monday: Ran 5.5 Miles, walked 1.5 Miles
Tuesday: Ran 5.5 Miles
Wednesday: Walked 3 Miles, 30 minutes of yoga/core, push-ups
Thursday: Ran 5 Miles
Friday: Ran 5 Miles
Saturday: Ran 7 Miles
Sunday: Complete Rest Day
Mileage Total: 33 miles (28 running)--oddly enough, the exact same numbers as last week, unplanned!
Cross training: pitiful
Goals: Running this week is going to be my 2nd priority, for a change. My goal is to to do one thing each day non-running related. Even if it's 10 minutes of ab work, or 20 minutes of yoga. Really need to recommit to strengthening my body!
There's one event coming up that I'm pretty excited for. Kari over at Running Ricig is hosting a virtual one-miler in the month of July. She'll even send you an awesome bib if you sign up!
All you have to do is send her an email to sign up, and then race your little heart out for one mile. This is really exciting for me for 2 reasons:
1) I want to have my best timed mile to input into training calculators like this one and this one so I can find my ideal training paces, and predicted race times
2) I want to help Kari get the word out about her fundraising for "Kisses from Katie"
Now, Kari is being pretty awesome and this virtual race is completely free, even with a couple of prizes available. But I was thinking--how much do I spend on races annually? Why not donate a few bucks (or hey, even 1?) to this charity in lieu of a race fee? If nothing else, it will force you to treat it like a real race, and hopefully get your best timed mile yet!
Well, it's Monday morning and I'm getting ready to start work. Blech. If you have the Monday blues like I do, check back this afternoon for my next giveaway/review. It's one of my favorites! (And happens to be dairy-free, gluten-free, and tasty too!)
What are your fitness goals for the week?
Maybe cut my running back a few miles, and focus on re-making some habits like 3-times a week strength training and yoga.
Are you signed up for Kari's virtual mile? Go!
Of course! So excited to have a real "race" mile to push myself and see just how fast I can go in that distance.
Any guesses as to what my giveaway is for? If you guess correctly, you'll get an extra entry into the giveaway this afternoon!
Hints: it's been featured on this blog before, it's dairy-free, gluten-free, and comes in lots of flavors!