Remember how I used to have set workouts every single day? My coach used to plan out each mile of my week and it was awesome. Doing that is what got me my 1:23 half marathon time.
I’ll be back to having everything planned out again by my coach but for the next little while I am stuck indoors (I just can’t get myself to run in 0 degrees with ice everywhere) I am just going to run what feels good each day. And some days I max out at 4 miles on the treadmill. Like today.
This way I can get my body crazy strong (from pump and cross training) and super healthy (I was starting to have some aches and pains from training hard ((hard for me)) but after just a few weeks of only easy running nothing hurts at all) for spring racing.
I got to run next to my speedy friend for a little while this morning. If you can see on his treadmill… 9.2 miles per hour was his WARM-UP pace and he finished at 14.0 miles per hour while talking to me the whole time.
I do not understand physics well enough to explain how he did not fall off the treadmill while running 14 mph.
I also hit up a killer pump class this morning and this teacher is the best because you work about 10 different muscle groups all at the same time.
For example: chest press WITH a band connected to the bar to increase resistance and leg raises all at the same time. Those leg raises made my abs want to fall off.
Plank on a ball. The first time I have ever tried this. It was awesome. I think we did it for about a minute?! PS the picture above and below are of my friends and I always ask them if I can put their pictures on the blog… I’m creepy, but not that creepy.
I bet you can guess what Brooke carries around all day long now.
This is kind of a big deal. I have never told you this but Brooke and Curly have not had the best relationship. For some reason Brooke has always pushed Curly away (I think because they are almost the same size so she thinks she can boss her around or something) but I have been working with Brooke a lot and now she gives Curly lots of hugs instead of pushes.
Mission accomplished. Bffs for life.
Brooke has both grandma and grandpa wrapped around her little finger.
I think we should all make this together. Peppermint Whipped Cream. I might top all of my meals until Christmas with this.
And my breakfast lately.
I just noticed that my oatmeal is ‘organic’…. What foods do you try to buy organic?
What are your training plans right now?!?
What is the fastest that you have ever gone on the treadmill?
Oatmeal—> Yay or Nay