Did anyone else hear Tupac after reading that? Hmm, just me? Fine.
Last time around I posted every meal, every day. That just won’t work for my schedule right now and probably led to my blogging burnout, anyway. This time, I’m thinking of occasionally listing all my eats… but mainly just a few recipes each week. But don’t hold me to it. 😉 Who knows what I’ll end up doing!
I think I need to focus more on the fitness aspect now, anyway. I’ve been doing pretty well with adding weight training to my weekly schedule via Bodypump, but it’s causing me to slack off on my running. I need to find a balance! I feel like a majority of the people I talk to in the gym are all about weight training or all about cardio… I know I need a mix of the two to feel my best, but it is so darn hard for me to plan when to weight train. Running is simple… if I want to run, I run. With weights I have to constantly think about the last time I worked a certain muscle group and that is tough for someone like me who’s workouts are usually completed on the fly!
In every other aspect of my life, I am an over-planner. Why can’t this transfer over into fitness?? I clearly need to quit whining, suck it up, and just learn to plan… especially now that I have signed up for THREE races in the fall! I love to run, but I never really considered myself a “runner.” Now my view on it is this: if you run, you are a runner. That thought gave me the push I needed to sign up for the races I’ve had my eyes on. Guess I’m going to need those new shoes for sure now.
October 1: Isle of Palms Connector Run (5k) in Isle of Palms, SC
October 15: USMC Mud Run in Columbia, SC
November 5: Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Savannah, GA
I’m excited for each of the races for different reasons. I chose one to test my speed (I’m fast like a turtle), one two test my mental toughness (Ha!), and one to test my endurance (Basically, see if I can finish). The dates seem so far away but I know I need to start preparing myself.
Anyone have any good training plans for half? Tips on surviving a mud run? Good speed training tips? I’m all ears!!!