are these weekly workout posts boring anyone, or am i good to continue with these? plz let me know if these are snoozers! i just like the idea of holding myself accountable to seeing my runs/workouts all laid out before me, and anyway, isn’t this what we healthy living bloggers do??
so, before i lay out my week, let’s talk something else that’s on my mind:
yep, it’s true — my training for my October marathon (please pray i stay uninjured and able to run this year!) “officially” started this week, as i decided yesterday to follow an 18-week Hal Higdon plan and lo and behold, that starts me this week! i chose the Intermediate I plan, which has me running 5 days a week, but i’m definitely planning to listen to my body and see how i feel and cut down to 4 days some weeks if need be. i know my legs get tired from over training and my main priority is not getting hurt this time around, so i’m staying open to modifications, both on the number of days i run and the mileage for certain days. i’m going to try to stick to the long run mileage on weekends, though, as i know those are crucial.
along with choosing a plan to follow, i made another big decision yesterday:
i’m giving up drinking for the summer.
i want to be the healthiest, fittest, soundest, most grounded version of myself throughout my training and just in general, and this feels like the right move for me right now. i have a list of reasons i want to go drink-free this summer, and training and my health are at the top of that list. i’m actually excited for this process now that i’ve made the decision to stick to it (minus a glass of wine here or there for a wedding or other celebration), and i’m looking forward to tracking my progress and seeing how i feel throughout the next couple of months.
sooo, yeah. i figure if i can give up alcohol during the summer in NYC, anything is achievable. 🙂
Sunday, 6/7: 6-7 mile run along the Hudson River at sunset, with a dancing break thrown in!
Monday, 6/8: rest. i ran a lot over the weekend and met friends at a sailboat bar after work instead…marking my last drinks for a while! at least i chose a great spot. 🙂
Tuesday, 6/9: 3 mile run (per my new plan!) along the river path last night, followed by a long stretch session and 10 mins (broken up) of planks
Wednesday, 6/10 (t0day): 5 mile run at 6am along the river
Thursday, 6/11: 3 miles on plan, and i plan to add some abs/strength training in
Friday, 6/12: rest from running, so i’ll do a morning strength session at my gym and probably a walk after work
Saturday: 6/13: going to my first Soul Cycle class (woot!) at 10am with a whole mess of friends as the kick-off to my birthday celebrations. i am supposed to run 5 miles that day, but i’m going to push it down to 2-3 and just run down to class in the morning.
tell me, spinners, what can i expect from Soul Cycle? do you love it? i’m afraid my legs are going to be so tired from all the running that i’ll be sort of just coasting and jamming out to the tunes. 🙂
best workout/anticipated workout of your week?
anyone want to come running with me?! i’ll sing for you!!