Don’t you hate it when work gets in the way of your running? Or in my case upsets the routine. These last couple of weeks have been just blah! Long and fast paced days don’t equate to long and fruitful runs. The weather here doesn’t help it either. I think I’m on strike with mother nature. It’s almost April for heaven sakes! Me thinks it might be time to look for a warmer climate:)
I know…dial 1-800-Wha-aaa!
My goal for the week of the 16th was to do 5 5ks in the week. Why? Eh, why not? Well that didn’t happen so I’m going to try again next week. Let’s keep it interesting….
I’m really enjoying the incorporation of more strength training this year. I’ve been focusing on cross fit exercises and the use of kettle bells. Definitely starting to see some results and feel stronger which is a plus. I like the change-up from lifting the normal weights or using the machines. Makes for a more interesting work out.
There was a ray of light with these two mediocre weeks. I have begun my yoga certification! I have been so impressed with the results of yoga and running I decided to get my certification so I can help others learn. I’m becoming certified through Yoga Source in St. Louis Which is accredited by Yoga Alliance. Exciting and fun. I went to my first training last weekend ~ it was an all weekend training with four hours on a Friday night and eight hours Saturday and eight on Sunday. I will do this one weekend a month for the next ten months. I consider myself fit. Let me tell you this, if you think yoga is easy….uh no. It was extremely challenging. Can’t wait for the next class. I look forward to talking more about yoga and sharing what I’ve learned.
Was able to complete 14.03 miles the past couple of weeks with 10,170.44 gratefully remaining. Namaste!
This week was better for mileage. The weather mellowed out a bit and I’m starting to feel more energized. Pains have been to a minimum and my speed seems to be getting a little better too:) I know speed is a big deal for a lot of people and I think it’s awesome when you break your own personal records. For me, I get excited if I run quicker than my normal pace, but to be honest I’m glad if I can just maintain and feel good at the end.
Maybe it’s because I was outside but my miles seemed to stay around 9:14 average ~ which makes this gal happy! This week’s long run is up to 6 miles. Whew, it was great to be outside! It was a crisp Spring morning, so I had on my pants and jacket. If I had waited a little later I could have run in shorts. Ran on the main road and folks seemed pretty gracious ~ i.e. not driving as close to me as possible. Maybe they were happy to be outside too and being courteous was on the menu. I can definitely tell people have been hibernating because the amount of trash on the side of the road was to a minimum. No, I didn’t see any lite beer cans this go round…don’t worry it will be warm soon.
This week’s mileage tops off at 19.64 miles for the week with 10,184.47 happily remaining. Every mile behind me a triumph every one ahead a gift worth celebrating. Happy miles to you!
I’m so ready for the warm weather! This winter has been long, cold and icy. I was feeling much better and happy to take advantage of the warmer weather. It wasn’t hot, but it wasn’t icicles coming out of your nose cold either:) It’s funny when we start to defrost in the Midwest ~ everyone is out. Washing cars, picking up the yard and kids playing. It really is a nice sight to see.
Unfortunately, wait for it…after temperatures in the 70s there is a possibility of snow tomorrow! Oh well, at least the end is in sight. I’m looking forward to getting out and extending my mileage.
Starting my weekly mileage count on 1 Mar I was able to get in a total of 12.85 miles ~ 10,195.17 miles gratefully remaining. Run strong and happy. Happy miles to you.