I have a half marathon on Saturday (OGDEN… wahoo!!!) and so I am taking it pretty easy until then as far as running goes. I jumped on my spin bike yesterday morning for 25 minutes before the Brookers woke up.
When I am spinning on my own I keep things pretty simple:
Warm-up for about 5 minutes
2 minutes heavy hill climb out of the saddle
1 minute sprint in the saddle (tension equivalent to a flat road)
1 minute jumps (lift and lower out of saddle with a medium hill tension)
Repeat a few times.
Brooke had a solid 13 hours of sleep Tuesday night so she was quite chipper all day yesterday.
She is all about the eskimo kisses lately.
I think I have found my new favorite snack. Greek yogurt, berries, chocolate granola and the rest of our belgian waffle bites (from NatureBox). Perfect midday fuel.
I’ve made it through three weeks of Megan’s bootcamp classes. Each class is 45 minutes total and she fits so much into each class. Last night we did a whole lot of walking lunges so I am sure I’ll be cursing her name as I go up and down stairs today.
That’s what friends are for right?
She’s is whipping me into shape. Her goal is to get me that sub 3 marathon too.
During bootcamp we listened only to Beyonce/Destiny’s Child songs. Classics. Hopefully next week we will listen to TLC.
I picked up Brooke after class and it is a good thing that I am doing all of this strength training because she wants piggy back rides everywhere.
A cute friend of mine was sporting the PURPLE PureFlow 4s—> I’m now looking forward to putting in a bunch of mileage on the ones that I have now so that I can get the purple versions asap.
Brooke and I stopped by a friend’s birthday party.
While we were there we made quite the dent on the popcorn.
Also, Allie sent this to me and it is so true:
PS I am getting kind of nervous about running 13.1 miles on Saturday. It’s crazy how during marathon training 13 miles was a pretty average run and now I am really nervous about the distance?!? I think marathon training just warps our brains and now I am thinking like a normal human being and realizing THIRTEEN MILES IS A LONG WAYS TO GO!!! Time to start carb-loading:)
Some randomness—> Someone Finally Explains What That Extra Set of Shoelace Holes Is For!!!!
and maybe I am just extra emotional today but THIS VIDEO about a Great Dane puppy who was rescued made me cry! “To celebrate the healthy days she had, and to track her growth and achievements, Dave documented Pegasus’s (the dog’s name) life by filming her daily while working with an animal therapist using a treadmill. The daily exercises helped her to overcome her weaknesses as well as some of her disabilities.”
How many candles will be on your next bday cake?
Do you have any workout equipment at home that you use? (weights/bands/treadmill/bike/DVDS/etc)
Do you get nervous before races? Does it just depend on the distance or if you are trying to pr?