It is a January miracle… Brooke was actually okay with me holding another baby today.
Curly takes over my camera every time we are together.
She actually takes pretty cool pictures:
Megan makes the best Skor bar cookies in the whole world.
Like mother, like daughter.
Today’s workout was a pump class followed by 4 miles on the treadmill.
I was soooo close to putting down my weights and going back to bed as my legs were shaking from all of the lunges during pump this morning. My Thursday morning pump teacher is incredible (ps we don’t do Les Mills body pump… each teacher comes up with their own routines) and her classes are always really challenging. When I wanted to quit I had to remind myself that strength training is necessary for my running.
I really didn’t start doing much strength/core work until last March when I was coming back from my IT Band injury. After that injury I decided I needed to change something so that I wasn’t constantly hurt and also find something that would help me to get faster (okay, I can’t take any credit… my coach came up with the idea for me to strength train).
10 Reasons Why Runners Should Include Weight Training is an awesome article and each reason makes me more motivated to continue strength training for the purpose of being a better runner.
My two favorite reasons:
I am excited to see what I will be able to do in the marathon (when I do decide to do one) after all of this strength training. My PR marathon (3:04) was done when I was underweight/lacking any and all muscle… It will be awesome to see how much faster I will be with strong legs (and at a healthy weight) that are more efficient and last longer.
I think we can all agree that we would be happy to never ever have another injury again right!?! Welp, strength training is an incredible way to help prevent those annoying injuries that force us to miss races, take a break from running or take the fun away from running because something is hurting!
Absolute favorite type of cookie?
On a scale from 1-10 (10 being you love it), how much do you enjoy strength training?
How often do you strength train? On your own or in a class?
Thursday night plans?!?