Wow, it’s been a little while since I blogged. What can I say…life is busy! I’m sure you all understand. We’re all so busy these days between work, family, fitness, church, friendships, Facebook, etc. (Yeah, I went there. I admitted Facebook is a huge time-waster for me!)
My half marathon is seven days away! I’m getting really excited. I did 11 miles last Saturday as my last long run before the race. That 11th mile kicked my butt last week. It took a good two days for my quads to recover, so I decided it was going to be my last long run. I’m heading out for 8-ish miles tomorrow, then I’m tapering during the week with a few 2-3 mile runs.
I need to figure out what I’m going to wear. 🙂 Such a girly thing to consider! I’m going with knee-length tights or capris for bottoms, but I don’t know what to wear on top. I am deciding between a pink-ish purple tank I already have or buying a new top. I know the number #1 rule for racing is don’t try anything new on race day. But I really want a new, super cute top to wear!
Have you ever worn something new on race day?
What are your pre-race rituals?
I made it to yoga class today on my lunch hour. 🙂 It felt pretty freaking amazing. I hadn’t realized just how tight my hips and legs have gotten while I’ve been training for this half. And there’s something so perfect about escaping midday to yoga where I get to spend the last 5-10 minutes relaxing on the floor, breathing deeply in a serene, dimly lit room. Ahhh…namaste.
I found this online, and think it’s pretty awesome. It summarizes my health goals pretty nicely.
Inspired by the gals at Life is a Run, I’ve decided to publicly set some goals for each month . Putting my goals out here, where people can read them and then ask me if I’m following through, is going to provide me with the accountability I need to kick it in gear. (At least that’s the plan.)
April 2012 Goals
1. Lose 5 lbs. Strategy: Focus on clean eating! Reduce the processed crappy carb foods. Salads with lean protein or Shakeology for lunch during the workweek.
2. Kick butt at the half marathon on the 28th. Strategy: Commit to my scheduled training. Get plenty of rest and stay hydrated in the week before the race.
3. Do yoga at least twice a week. Strategy: Go to the lunchtime class or use my DVD at home. Just do it!
4. Clean out the kids’ closets and dressers to remove clothes that no longer fit.
5. Do at least one family fun activity each weekend. (I know this might sound silly to some people. But for us, it is hard to cram all the must-do household stuff into two days and also do something focused purely on having fun as a family.)
6. Connect with my Beachbody team at least once a week for continued training and motivation to spread the Beachbody love. 🙂
Rest days for me involve more time with my family. During the week, I typically run right after work. Rest days mean I can take the kids for a bike ride instead!
Some people have a real-life accountability partner, but I have the SuperGym with Beachbody. Those green boxes represent days that I’ve logged workouts into the system.
What, you don’t match your pedicure to your running shoes?