Q: What happens when I decide to turn my alarm clock off and go back to sleep in the morning?
A: I have a date with my treadmill and sweat my face off because my body naturally overheats when there is no air rushing by me like when running on the roads.
Luckily my run today was only 30 minutes at an easy pace which was probably all that I could have handled on the treadmill. I had my finger above the stop button at 29 minutes just waiting for it to hit 30.
Okay, I am being a little dramatic, it actually was really nice to read while I ran. I am reading Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling. I am really enjoying it so far but then again I like almost every book/movie/tv show… I am easy to please.
Afterwards I did my Runner’s Core DVD and I wanted to show you the metronome and it is hard (for me at least). The video has you do 15 repetitions (1 repetition= going to the left and right side)…try it!
I know I go on and on about how much I am loving having a running coach but just deal with me talking about one more reason. I used to be the queen of overtraining (especially before I got pregnant with Brooke) and it did not get me anywhere but injury city. Now that I have a smart person coming up with my plans and I’m not making up my own thing I am avoiding falling in to this trap again. It was always hard for me to take ‘easy’ days but now that I have it on my schedule I am really good at following it.
THIS is an excellent article about overtraining and how to modify your training to avoid this problem. Here are some keys signs that you are overtraining.
Since I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch I will show you what Billy had for lunch instead (ceviche, calamari, kobe beef sliders and braised short rib tacos). They take him out every day to some fancy smancy place. Law school is already paying off;)
I figured out why I am so obsessed with donuts. While I was out on errands this morning I realized I pass by this donut shop MULTIPLE times a day. That is why they are constantly on my mind!
All of the sudden Brooke is walking around the room. She uses her walker and pushes it forward and then moves her little legs real quick to catch up to it. I really can’t deal with this growing up thing.
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Mom’s with little ones: what are some new things that they are doing?!?!
Tell me about one of your favorite core moves for me to try out!
What are you reading right now?
Have you ever dealt with overtraining?