First up - the boasts. I had a good week of workouts, if I do say so myself!
Monday: REST DAY!
Tuesday: Cycled 4 Miles, Ran 7 Miles, Walked 1.5 Miles
Wednesday: Cycled 4 Miles, Ran 6.5 Miles
Thursday: Walked 4 Miles, 45 Minutes of Yoga
Friday: 13.1 Mile Trail Run
Saturday: Cycled 4 Miles, Ran 6.5 Miles
Sunday: 4.2 Mile Run, 45 Minutes of Yoga
Total: 37.3 miles of running, 5.5 miles of walking, 12 miles of biking, 90 minutes of yoga
Excuses: Time and mileage wise I'm really happy with this week. Except...that dang strength training proved elusive once again. I can't even blame lack of time or energy for this one - I CHOOSE not to do it. Could I sneak in push-ups in commercial breaks? Yep. Could I do 10 minutes of ab work instead of running an extra mile? Sure. Do I? Nope. Working on that....
Boasts: Tim found this picture of me on the local running club website yesterday. Most race pictures I just assume will be bad, or funny. I don't take it seriously because at a race I'm not posing - I'm running. But this picture was taken at the finish of the Eton Four Miler last year and I absolutely love it. I think I was at my fastest, running-wise, and this race was a highlight for me (and I was 4th woman overall!)
Excuses: Lest you fear that my ego grow too large thanks to the photo above, I'll provide you with a photo that is the polar opposite. I sent this to Britt a couple of weeks ago who put it in her "Embracing the Fug" post ....and it was a good fit. I promise I didn't stop to walk at the Publix Half Marathon and pick my nose, but it would seem otherwise, wouldn't it?
Exact same outfit, very different races and VERY different pictures. It's amazing how picking your nose ( or looking like it, anyway) can ruin a photo.
Got anything you want to brag about? Any great race photos?
Although those bad race photos are always hysterical, there's no reason not to be proud of the good ones too. If you have any GREAT photos from a race, a run, a workout that you want to boast about, send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll feature them in an upcoming post!
Any tips on how to sneak in strength training?
I always say I'll add it on to the end of a run...but that doesn't happen.