Daily Archives: June 15, 2012
|June 15, 2012||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under 7-9 Months, Family, FitFluential, Running, Weekly Workouts|
I keep thinking today is Saturday because Chris is off work today but nope, it’s FRIDAY! That means it’s FITNESS FRIDAY! Here is what my week looked like this week:
My Monday yoga class is just what I needed and I can tell a difference in how my legs felt on my runs this week. I LOVE yoga and it feels good to be getting back into a structured class again.
Wednesday’s leg workout was inspired by one of Lindsay’s 100 workouts. I kept 100-70 but changed the rest. This is what mine ended up looking like:
Thursday’s run was in one word … amazing. I set out to do a 20 minute tempo run with a 5 minute warm up and cool down. My legs felt heavy and my breathing off. 17 minutes into my tempo run I was counting down the seconds until the end. Then something awesome happened … right around mile 2 I found my stride. My legs suddenly felt great and my breathing normalized. I decided to keep going and ended up doing a 3.5 mile tempo run at a 9:30 (goal pace). I did 4.1 miles total in 40 minutes and felt great. It was a lesson to remember that sometimes it can take a couple of miles to find your stride. I think this lesson applies to a lot of things in life. It reminded me to work hard and be patient and it will come.
Yesterday was a crazy day with Chris’ Change of Command and preparing all the food for the reception following the ceremony. I managed to squeeze in an early two mile run while my mother-in-law watched the Emster.
The humidity here in Georgia is no joke. I swear I sweat 1000 times more living in Savannah. I was DRENCHED coming into the house. Holy cow. However, my run was great. My Garmin is acting weird so I had to resort to a weird app on my phone. It did the job but I need to figure out why my Garmin currently hates me.
Any-who … not sure what my workout plans include for today or this weekend. Tomorrow is my 25th birthday! Chris has to work in the morning but I think I might drag him on a family run before we go meet Victoria and her husband for dinner. The rest of the weekend will be spent studying for my GRE … which is MONDAY. EEK!! Have a safe, healthy, and happy weekend friends!!
Any fun plans this weekend??