It is warm out here…..I mean really warm for February! Yesterday, at the track, it was almost 70F! I think that a mild winter has helped me to be more on top of my training than I ever have before. However, I’ve also being trying to be mindful in my consistency and that means that I skipped a total of 8 days of exercise last month. I am now 5 days behind on my training plan that was revamped to include all of the workouts I had skipped last fall. REALLY, I’m still doing workouts from the beginning of January, so you choose…..5 days or 5 weeks behind, I’m still behind! Continue reading “Training Plan Tuesday #13 – February 2020”
Welcome to a new year! For a lot of people this means New Year’s Resolutions and I’ve written about them plenty of times. For me, this year, I am setting the goal of Consistency. It’s something I’ve been working on for awhile now and hope to really nail this 2020. Continue reading “Training Plan Tuesday #12 – Starting 2020”
August was the last time that I wrote about my training plans for real. Since that time I have had a whole semester of training and completed the 15k race that I was training for over the last year and a half. So, this recap is something a little different as I attempt to get my blog and all back on track….. Continue reading “Training Plan Tuesday #11 – Ending 2019”
Writing about my monthly training is helping me to stay focused on it. However, I was in Iowa last week where the weather was beautiful and I didn’t have access to internet, so no post then. And now it’s Wednesday and not Tuesday, so I’m not sure it’s keeping me consistent on the blog. Take a look at what I did and what happens next… Continue reading “Training Plan Tuesday #10 – August 2019”
The year is halfway gone! Can you believe it?! I have been spending a lot of my summer break lounging at people’s pools and on the beach, but also running, biking, doing yoga and Pilates and a host of other activities. Now it’s July and I’ll be headed back to work part-time for the month which will cut down on my “lounging” time and increase my activity time. I feel like June was my lax month, but….. Continue reading “Training Plan Tuesday #9 – July 2019”
It has felt like it is a MILLION degrees outside lately which has really impacted my training. For much of the month of May temps in Wilmington were over 80F by 8am. I used to be a hot weather runner, but this year I am struggling with it. Therefore, starting on Friday (when my kiddos are finally out of school), my workouts will once again shift to early morning. Continue reading “Training Plan Tuesday #8 – June 2019”
The semester is ending for me this week and that means that my gym access is on hold until Fall. So, I have devised a plan for the summer months to keep myself active daily, not to lose major gains I have made in the formats I teach, play into time constraints and weather challenges, and to conquer a large goal.
But, before I unleash the May plan, let’s play catch up on April. Continue reading “Training Plan Tuesday #7 – May 2019”
Can you believe it’s already April 16th and I’m just now getting to posting about my training plan? I can because I haven’t exactly been training for myself….. Continue reading “Training Plan Tuesday #6 – April 2019”
So, last week I dropped my March Fitness Routine on the blog…..but, I didn’t realize how much work doubling so many things would be. So, my revised March fitness plan includes having Yoga and Running on separate days. Currently I’m running 5 miles each time and that takes almost an hour on its own. Yoga is at least another 30 minutes and, unfortunately, I don’t have that kind of time to donate to my workouts each day. I’m also majorly nursing a weak shoulder on the left side that keeps falling out and popping. A fitness routine needs to make sense for the individual and loads of extra time doesn’t always equal a better training plan!
Ever find yourself overwhelmed by your training plan?
What are your fitness goals for March?
Injuries abound at our house these days. On February 24th my oldest son accidentally took me out football tackle style after I had just finished my hour of Pilates and 30 minutes of Yoga. I was already behind on my workouts for the weekend, but after the tackle I found myself with a knee that sounded like potato chips were crackling every time I squatted down. I was super bummed that I was going to have to take it easy in my teaching that week because I really needed the stress relief exercise brings me.
On Tuesday my stress went through the roof! I was listening to my body and didn’t teach step aerobics and couldn’t motivate myself to workout on my own. It was race week for my kids’ school and I am on the race committee. I figured my time would be better spent doing some race duties because that was the source of my stress for the week…..or so I thought. On my way to run an errand for the race, the school called and my youngest had taken a big fall on the playground. I rushed him to the emergency orthopedic clinic and he ended up in a temporary cast with a possible broken elbow.
By the end of the week my pinky on my right hand was not able to extend itself without pain (too much computer and phone time in race prep mode) and by then end of race weekend my left shoulder was popping. I have a feeling that’s from sleeping wrong with a kid in my bed. Oh, and yesterday we found out that E has a figure 8 shaped hairline fracture of the humerus at the elbow…..so we’re in a real cast for 10 days. And, did I mention that baseball/t-ball start this week?! Overall, I skipped a bunch of workouts at the start of March and now we’re at the first Tuesday…
Here’s a little recap of my workouts in February:
Last year in February I ran and walked almost 72 miles. This year it was so much lower because I am doing so many more things. I am not training for a race in March like I did last year. And still I managed to only have 6/28 days with no recorded activity.
Now we’re on to March 2019! Well, this month I’m doing some kettlebell training in order to prepare for a workshop I am teaching in a couple of weeks. I will be using that instead of my functional training days for the first half of the month and doubling them with pool days. I have missed quite a few pool days lately, but I hope to get some new goggles and a new suit this week to get me back into the water.
My 4 mile runs have already shifted to 5 mile runs and I will do the Cindi Lee Yoga for Hamstrings video on run days to complement them. I will also stay with the Pilates practice that I’ve been doing because there are some moves in Upside Down Pilates Groundwork Level II that are still kicking my butt!
One thing I am looking forward to this month is reaching 100Km goal on the Me v. Year Challenge and hope you will follow my progress on MapMyRun.com.
Do you do two a days?
What do you pair together?