Happy Tuesday! My mission for this week is to get enough rest to fuel my workouts – and to try and get all my workouts in! I changed my cycling workouts to Monday evening (from Wednesday) to hopefully get over some of the “in your headedness” that I was developing from mentally preparing for that workout and to start my week off strong!
I did the workout last night and I am proud to say I feel great! My soreness from this weekend’s half marathon is pretty much gone, and I was happy to complete the full computrainer brick & strength combo.
I want to give a shout out this week to some awesome bloggers who I got to know more over the weekend and are SO motivating and cool under pressure. I’m happy to add them to my list of blogger friends!
Kayla - from Running My Anti-Drug is just getting ready to graduate from Pharmacy school and is moving out to the Iowa/Nebraska region. Very chill and she dressed so fashionably in her running skirt this weekend!
Sierra – Ran her first marathon this weekend and looked great out there! She ran her first full in what is one of my “dream goal” times, and was so fast at the finish I didn’t get a real photo of her – just an arm or a leg! The full photo of her is taken from her blog, Posh Meets Pavement.
Emily – from Out and About is SOOOO motivating! Emily, I want to run with you because you are so peppy! And we run at similar paces. Emily is a die hard Chicago sports fan, and I enjoy reading her blog about some of the non-running parts of Chicago athletics, like the Blackhawks games and such!
April was hard. I have been struggling with motivation, and feelings of fitting it all in. Stressful events like Boston didn’t help me either. I’ve realized that once I get stressed, I start to shut down. I would like to work on this. It’s not work stress or stress that leads to anxiety, but overall feelings of tiredness and when the going gets tough, take a rest.
- Races: Shamrock Shuffle (& Rave Run)
- Miles Run: 27 miles (down from March — boo)
- Cycling Miles: 131 miles (down from march as well)
- Swimming: 3
- Dishes Cooked: Paleo Blondies, Chicken Stock
April Goals Reviewed:
- Get settled back into a workout schedule that jives with the training plan. Print & write out my weekly workout schedule for each week.
- Make sure I get enough sleep & healthy foods.
- Log 6 planks a week. I started off well, but didn’t finish great.
- Go to Yoga twice. No. 2 Coached pilates sessions though.
- Do some outdoor cycling. Yes!!!!
- Keep with the Pilates workout (10 min max) – 20 times over 31 days.
- Do a brick workout in Austin
- Continue to work on weekly goals for my training plan and toward accomplishing them.
- Focus on good sleep & healthy eating.
Photos from April: