If Every training week could be this good, I think I could definitely be prepared to run a marathon by this Fall. Everything felt right. I didn’t feel great during all of my runs – but I hit every training day, and added an extra one (oops) I was satisfied with every run & added in some weights!
Monday – 4.02 miles in 44 minutes. A very easy run. I was simply enjoying the peace and quiet I felt for the very first time since well – ya know. Did my 50 push ups for Jill Hanner’s Armpit Fat Blast Challenge.
Tuesday – 3.7 miles. This was supposed to be a solid 4 minutes, I still consider it a win for two reasons. A) 3.7 miles is close enough to 4 to be mostly satisfied. B) Something popped in my left ankle and immediately stung. I hopped right off because even though it didn’t hurt that bad it SOUNDED awful. Good news, by the time I woke up Wednesday morning it felt brand new!
Wednesday – Rest/Tattoo Day
Thursday – 5 Miles on the Elliptical. My ankle felt golden but I was hesitant to over use my right leg with a fresh tattoo and what not. Plus it was sore – I’m not gonna lie! I like the elliptical though. It gives me… Cojones. Made me believe I could be fast, I believed it – my speed crept back in over the weekend! BELIEVE IT PEOPLE! Did 50 wide arm push ups for the Armpit Fat blast
Friday – Went to my first barre class! It was AWESOME! You can read all the deets here. I left LuLu with shaky legs. Felt greatttttt. But of course I got a second wind when I got back to Owings Mills, so I went to the fitness center and knocked out 3 miles and did some leg lifts…. Apparently I had a death wish Friday. Magically, I woke up Saturady with only a twinge or two, my legs didn’t feel completely dead. didn’t do my push ups – was beat by the end of my sessions
Saturday – 4.01 Miles. Woke up in a serious funk Saturday morning. By the time I got moving and my heart started pumping – funk gone! Magic, I tell ya! I ended the run with a smile on my face. Then headed over to the weights and did some more leg lifts and this time added in 3 sets of ARMS!!! Then finished it all off with a NeoCell Sports Protein Shake (Awesome product. Review coming this week!)
Sunday – 6.21 miles in 57 minutes!!!!!! FASTEST 10k TO DATE Y’ALL!! After an incredibly frustrating and depressing couple of weeks, I feel like a real runner for the first time in AGES. I swear, I could feel almost feel Matthew’s presence with me, giving me strength and wings. I could have kept going at that pace, but stuck to my training & didn’t want to regret it tomorrow, haha.
I may kick myself for saying this out loud, but who cares.. I’m trying NOT to get overly excited, but I think if I can keep it up with my training I can beat my A goal for my half-marathon (not yet announcing what goal A is.. But, if I keep it up I think I can knock it out of the park!! eee. fingers crossed!!!)
how was YOUR training week?