It’s been many, many weeks since I’ve posted a Training Tuesday post. I’ll admit…I got a little burnt out on training. But I’m still working out, and I do have a goal race in mind.
November 2 I’ll be running the City of Oaks Half Marathon. I’m pretty excited about this race. It’s my first half marathon in Raleigh, I’m running it with Carol, and I’m hoping to possibly meet Danica that weekend as she’s running the full marathon (and I’ve been a long time reader of hers!)
This past weekend I set out with my friend Suzanne to run 8 miles. We ended up with 9 miles. I didn’t think my legs had it in them to go 9, but I really wasn’t sore after that run. I’m doing something right! Also, I woke up super early on a Saturday so I could run with Suzanne. It takes some serious dedication to wake up at 5:15 for a 6 a.m. run. (I also don’t like running alone.)
Now, my toes are a hot mess. I walked 3 laps around Ikea on Wednesday, in wedge sandles, like a fool. I had so many blisters that I’m still dealing with.
View from this past weekend’s run.
My training has consisted of many treadmill runs and alternating days on the elliptical. I’ve even been doing a few weight workouts.
Last week, I downloaded an abs workout app – it has workouts in 5, 8 or 10-minute increments. I’ve done the 5-minute workout twice and it has definitely done something. My abs were still sore 3 days after the first workout.
At the end of August, I think I missed a whole week of working out. I missed it. I was angry and sluggish and just overall not good. And when it came time to finally get back in the groove of working out, I wasn’t motivated – but my body so needed it. As did my attitude.
So I’m back in the groove of things. I like being back in the groove.
Do you work out consistently? Do you switch up your fitness routine?