As I began typing this post, I originally started with "T'was the week of New years" for some reason. I was in a silly mood...obviously.
Twas the week of New Years and all through the gym,
every creature was squatting and sucking it in.
The bodies were planking on the gym mats with care
In hopes that ab muscles soon would be there.
The people were sweating, their faces all red
While visions of salads tossed in their heads.
Men in their bandanas and I in my cap,
Had just warmed and stretched for a long cardio class
When out on the floor there arose such a clatter
I peeked my head over the treadmill to see what was the matter
Away from the machine I made a mad dash
That's as far as I got before getting annoyed trying to rhyme and turn Christmas into fitness related. Apparently my mind needs a holiday purge. If you want a better Christmas rendition- hit up Hollie's post from a few weeks ago "We wish you a Merry Christmas"(Health-Blogging style).
Okay, I'm done pretending to be creative.
Here's what the week looked like for me...
[In order to keep things simple I log a lot under general fitness category in my RunningAHEAD account. Weights, stretching, yoga, cardio classes etc fall into this category. Swimming, biking, and elliptical will all be logged under their own categories but I didn't do any of those this week so the obviously won't show. The totals are in the box in bottom right]
* I do go into more detail about my workouts on Dailymile, so if you are interested in reading more than "Fitness" you can hop on over there and see how I am occupying my time. I just don't want to make this post a million miles long*
As you can see, not a crazy week but still some good workouts. It felt good to be working out more, and slowly get back into things. It's been a relaxing few weeks (at least with workouts) since CIM, but I am happy that it's time to start training again. The last 4 weeks have flown by, but I feel like I am in a good place right now.
I caught myself thinking very seriously about races and goals this week while running. This is going to be a good year, and I am ready to put the time and effort in. Last year was great, I won't deny that...but I feel like last year was merely a step for all of the things to work on this year. Consistency is going to be key for me, and is my number one priority for the year.
As for last weeks goals---> Nailed it.
Goal of 4 runs---> hit 7 runs (6 days)
Goal of 3 Strength Training workouts---> hit 5!
Goal of 4 Morning workouts---> 4 (3 during the week, and 1 on weekend)
My reward was that fitbit I have had my eye on for a few months now. It will be here Monday!
This weeks goals...
1. Over 30 miles (I'm est. about 30-36 based on my plan [& 10% rule])
2. 3 non-running cardio workouts (basically bike or elliptical)
3. 4 morning workouts (yes, again as I am trying to make this a habit.)
Reward: Schedule a Mani-Pedi ( I have a gift certificate for one I received at Christmas and decided I would save it and use it as a reward)
Am I the only one who needs a mental detox from the holidays?
Out of curiosity, do you follow the 10% rule while increasing mileage?
Any additions to my rendition of 'The Night Before Christmas'?