I don’t know why I am so excited for the weekend… but I am. We have nothing special planned, maybe that’s it? I’m looking forward to relaxing a bit? We are meeting with some contractors at the new house tomorrow to get some estimates on paint and carpet… and I am taking my car in for service… suuuuuper exciting stuff, y’all!!
I am excited to see the house though…
Monday: 2 mile run, 20 minutes strength training
45 minutes strengthRest
1.5 mile run2 mile run
1 mile run1.5 mile run
Saturday: 30 minutes cross, 20 minutes strength
I ran a little further than I was supposed to… which is a NICE change from me bailing on exercise all together. I ended up needing a rest day on Tuesday – because it has been a LONG time since I did any strength training. The few lunges and squats I did on Monday – I felt BIG TIME on Tuesday. I plan on using the long strength training Tuesdays to do a DVD I got – but I knew I needed to let my muscles rest this time, until I get a little more used to the moves again.
Saturday I can’t decide if I should just hit the gym and do what the plan says, or if I may be up to a body pump class or something else. I think it will depend on what time the class is, seeing as we have to be at the new house by 9. I am pretty pumped about my new schedule – the weeks will stay the same and the mileage will increase a little bit… but not too much. I’m starting to feel a little bit better about everything now that I have more realistic goals.
Deciding to end my year of racing just FOUR races away from my goal was a tough one, but I know it’s best for Princess Olaf and me. I still may be able to make it, if some really fun races come up… but no pressure! It also helps a bit that I may have already planned out my 2015 “back in the game” training plan. As of now – right when I get cleared for exercise I am going to re-do the Jillian Michael’s Body Revolution for 3 months to get back into decent shape. Then I am going to train for the Spa Girl Tri in May 2015, and then slowly train for Wine and Dine half 2015. I am going to do the same training plan I did for the first one – it’s LONG and slow building of miles – but it was great, and it will be great again.
Once I am back up to where I was last winter, I’ll toss in all the races my pretty little heart desires. 🙂
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