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Excuse me while I crawl out from hibernation… Winter is usually pretty hard on me, but this winter seemed to be exceptionally hard. I really struggle with being cooped up indoors, and being indoors at hockey arenas when I would rather be sitting by the fireplace reading a book instead makes it so much worse.
But alas, Spring is here!!! Yeeeeee haw!
Today it was GORGEOUS out so I went out for a beautiful 7k run to take advantage of the weather, even though I was still recovering from Saturday’s almost 12k run. I feel SO MUCH BETTER now!
I love the first spring run, don’t you?
So despite not having it in me to sit down and write blog posts, I did manage to be fairly consistent with my running. I would prefer to run 4 times a week, but when your household is as busy as mine is you view getting in any running as a win.
Week 1: 4.7 k on Wednesday, 5.37k on Friday
Week 2: 6.19k on Monday, 6.04k on Wednesday, 5.22k on Friday
Week 3: 6.31k on Monday, 5.05 on Tuesday, 5.73k, on Wednesday, 10.93k on Saturday
Week 4: 4.22k on Monday, 6.2k on Tuesday
Week: 5 6.33k on Tuesday, 5.18k on Wednesday
I ran 13 times for a total of 78.71k!!
Now that March (and winter) are thankfully over and I can come out from my hiding place in hockey arenas. We have one weekend of house league hockey left, then a tournament the weekend after, then we head into Rep hockey tryouts (a two-week game of musical chairs where you pray your kid has a chair (team) when the music stops). After that we get to enjoy a few weekends off, then head into softball season (and softball tournaments).
My best running friend is going to run her first marathon on May 7th.Becky is super speedy so she’s also going to try to qualify for Boston in her first marathon! Juliette and I decided to support Becky by signing up for the half marathon, because that’s what best running friends do, right?
So YIKES, I’m going to have to get some major mileage between now and May 7th for the Mississauga Half Marathon 😆
This month my plan is to run Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, plus a long run on the weekends. I started with 11k two weeks ago, and a 12 k longish run this weekend, then will run 15k, 17k, and 19k for the next three weekends. This won’t be my best half marathon, but hopefully it won’t be my worst either. My mileage total for the month will likely be way higher than March as I’m at 20k over the past two days already!
Here’s this week’s fitness plan:
Monday: 8k run before work + Boot camp fitness with Trainers Onsite at work
Tuesday: 8k run before work + Athletic Yoga at work
Wednesday: Boot camp fitness with Trainers Onsite at work
Thursday: 8k run before work + Athletic Yoga at work
Friday: 8k run before work
Saturday: 15k run
Have a great week everyone!
How did last month go?
What’s on your fitness plan for this month?
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