Wednesday-Work-out with Trainer Josh
Thursday-Tone it up DVD-(just got it and love it!)
Friday-Work out with Trainer Josh
Saturday-Bike 15+ miles on Trail & Tone it up DVD
It is rare that I am not signed up for a race. One of the biggest reasons is because it keeps me following a training plan and therefore I don’t have to think too much about what my workouts are going to be each week. Most of my typical training plans are 4 to 5 days of running, working out with my trainer 1 to 2 times a week, add in hiking with Ryan, walking the dogs and I usually have burned enough calories to allow me to maintain my weight without trying too hard.
With the Marine Corp Marathon on a year delay and a knee that is still preventing me from standing with my leg totally straight, I need to map out some workouts that will maintain a good level of cardio while allowing my body to heal properly. Some thoughts are adding in more workouts with trainer Josh, spinning and maybe some yoga. I have a huge fear cutting back on my running, but I have an even greater fear of injuring myself even more. Vacation is right around the corner, so I am going to spend some of my time in the air mapping out my workout schedule for when I get home.
My new favorite workout song…International Love by Pitbull (I know I am in my 40’s and should be listening to 80’s music but I love this song)
My new favorite t-shirt…
Ryan’s favorite saying to me while running. I found it at the Chicago Half Marathon Expo. How could I not get it? It is made by Lift your Sole. They have a lot of great running inspired items. http://www.liftyoursole.com/
My new favorite read…
My SIL Susie recommended I read Finding Ultra by Rich Roll, I am only a few chapters in, but I love it so far. She has incorporated his recommended “heart rate training” into her long runs.
My new favorite cookbook…
My favorite recipe in the book is Sophie’s Chopped Salad. It has the most incredible dressing that is just a few simple clean ingredients.
My favorite thing about our neighborhood…
All the deer. Although they do tend to eat some of our landscaping…they are so fun to watch. Last night I came home and a fawn was curled up in the grass at the end of our driveway. I didn’t want to scare him off so I opted not to take a picture, but I did capture this picture this afternoon.