Happy Monday Morning guys!!
I’m was up early today because I had this fantastic plan to go for a run before my family woke up… So I got up, I ate breakfast (a piece of Ezekiel toast, 2 hard-boiled eggs and a black coffee), and… It was still dark out. While I feel safe living in my neighbourhood, I don’t feel comfortable “jogging” while it’s still dark out. (How many news stories have you heard of lady joggers who get attacked while it’s dark out? Lots, right?). So as much as I wanted to run, I ended up staying inside and enjoying a quiet breakfast instead. (Stupid daylight savings time).
Yeah yeah – no excuses. I know I could have gone to the gym and ran on the dreadmill, but truth be told, I piss my pants something awful while running on that hunk of metal and it’s REALLY embarrassing! I don’t have nearly as much control over my pelvic floor while running on a dreadmill as I do outside – I’m gonna blame my lack of control that on the three beautiful daughters I delivered vaginally.
Training wise things are going well – this was a recovery week from last week’s half marathon, so I took put my feet up and relaxed. Kinda like this:
I didn’t see a point in rushing a return to running then getting injured. Experience has taught me that I can’t completely take a few weeks off and then expect to run as if I didn’t take a break, nor can I run as hard as I was during my training right after a race – so I tried my best to reach the happy medium:
Tuesday: Easy 5k
Wednesday: BodyPump Class
Thursday: Easy 5k
Sunday: Easy 14.5k
Next week is my last “training” week before I taper for the 30k race that I’m running on March 25th. I’m also off this week with the kids for Spring Break (only we call it March Break up here in the great white north), so like I said in my post on Saturday, I’m going to do some Spring cleaning/organizing and purging. Here’s my training plan:
Monday: Easy 8k – Sierra will ride her bike beside me, Amber & Brooke at daycare
Tuesday: Early morning BodyPump Class
Wednesday: Easy 8k
Thursday: Early morning BodyPump Class
Friday: Easy 8k
Food wise I’m going clean – eating that is. I’ll write more about that tomorrow – but in the mean time I need some help looking for resources. Do you read any blogs by people who eat clean? I want to create a little reading list that will help motivate me and keep me on target.