Now, a Week 2 update...
SATURDAY was the Diva Dash 5k race, followed by running around the house, packing up to go to the lake for the remainder of the weekend. Plenty of exercise was had and I was thoroughly exhausted by the end of the day.
SUNDAY was a scheduled rest day, but do you think I rested? Nah. I didn't do any "formal" workout, but at the lake, we walked to the beach, chased around the 2-year-old, gathered shells, walked the shoreline... then it was off to the pool for swimming and fun. Then a stop by the playground where we ran around with the kiddos some more. Lots of walking, lots of activity all day. And the family time, I LOVED every moment of it!!
MONDAY was supposed to be a 4 mile run, but since I'd had so much physical activity on my "rest" day Sunday, I chose to sleep in and treat Monday as my rest day. It was anything but restful as far as business and catching up on some household responsibilities though!!
TUESDAY is a cross training day. This week, I chose one of my very favorite yoga workouts: Kundalini Yoga with Gurmukh. I love this yoga DVD not only for the physical benefits, but also for the mental and spiritual "cleanse" I feel when I've done it. No downward dogs or planks or anything too "pretzel-y", so it's great for any and all fitness levels.
WEDNESDAY this week was a 30 minute tempo run. I *almost* got out the door at 6:30 that morning to get it done nice and early. I had my hand on the doorknob, started to turn it, then the 2-year-old woke up. And so I stayed in. Then it rained all day. So, once the kiddos were in bed for the night, my treadmill got a visit from me and I ended up running 3.47 miles in 30 minutes (8:40 pace). It was worth the wait!
THURSDAY = rest day. Again, I'm writing this on a Thursday in preparation for Friday. A rest day allows for a little extra time to get this blog written. Yeah!
FRIDAY = by the time you read this, TODAY. I'm scheduling myself an early wake-up time in order to fit in 7 miles before the rest of the household awakens. I'll just have to be a little quieter opening up the front door to let myself out, haha!
Like last week, if you've read this far -- please check in with me to make sure I ran my seven miles this morning!!!
I can hardly believe that I'm nearing the end of my second week of training already. So far things are going pretty smoothly. The countdown continues... 22 weeks to go. I'm enjoying this gettin' in the groove of regular, consistent practice and training again, and I have no intention of letting the ball drop on it. Holding on to that "...feeling, behind the groove."
And that wraps up this week's update! Meet me back here next week for more marathon training news and, in the meantime, let me know in the comments below...
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