In the last month I’ve been in a really good place with running. I’m running more days a week than I used to – 4 days instead of 3. The good runs far outnumber the bad and I’m starting to get my speed back. (Knocking on wood so I don’t get injured tomorrow).
I didn’t realize how lucky we’ve been with weather this summer until this week. We’re getting pelted with rain here in DC.
Because of this, I’m not bike commuting or biking home at lunch to walk Leela. Add in a relatively slow work week and my lunch hours are free for strength training.
I’m still swamped at work, which is why I have been posting so rarely. After a long, stressful day I don’t want to get anywhere near a computer feel as inspired to write. My big deliverable is due Tuesday, so hopefully things will be back to normal by then. The good news is that, [...]
How many of us out there completely let go of strength training once marathon training ramps up? (raises hand and hangs head in shame).
This year is different for me (so far). For one, we have a dog walker so I can use my lunch breaks to do some strength training. But I’m also using [...]
At lunchtime today I did an interval run on the treadmill. I’m up to 8x400s at 8.0 mph. I was getting pretty tired by the last interval. The easiest way to motivate myself is to repeat over and over in my head during each interval, “its less than 2 minutes.” With a 5 minute [...]
This week has been shaping up to be really busy, but with all fun things. Yesterday, I was having major stomach issues. I was in too much pain to do my scheduled speed workout, so instead I did an easy 30 minutes on the stationary bike. After work I met my friend Kate for a [...]
Since I missed two workouts over the weekend, I decided to challenge myself to complete them both today.
During lunch, I did my cross-train + lift workout. I did 15 minutes on the stationary bike, ~25-30 minutes strength training and finished with another 15 minutes on the bike. I’m happy to report that I’ve [...]
This morning my alarm went off at 5:15 am for my first boot camp class with Custom Fitness Concepts. I bought a Groupon a few months ago for one month of unlimited classes, so I’m hoping to go 2-3 times a week.
The boot camp class was about 3 miles from my house, so I [...]
I just had the best gym workout at my office gym. Normally I am not a gym girl, as you all know. The key for me to enjoy a gym workout is to mix it up. I would not have much fun being on the elliptical for an hour (unless I had some engaging TV [...]
Our trip to Miami has been a great combination of relaxation and activity.
Day 1 (Friday) was all about relaxation. There was a lot of this. And some of this. We did hit the gym in the morning for a little lifting session, but otherwise we did a lot of eating and resting. We did [...]