I'm in week 3 of marathon training. Total miles for the week: 0. uh.....
I kept to my schedule for weeks 1 and 2, and even ran an extra 1.31 miles on my long run last Saturday. I offset that with 1.31 waffles, 1.31 extra pieces of bacon, and 1.31 extra creamers per cup of coffee.
I have YTT this weekend, and as per usual I'm behind on practice and homework. I decided to focus on my yoga this week, and catch up on my running next week. I wish I wasn't doing this, because we had 2-3 days in the 70s, so it was great running weather. But, I built 2 extra weeks into my training in case I got off schedule. So lay off!
You know how most people are afraid of performing in front of strangers? I'm the opposite. I fear my loved ones so badly. I think I'm afraid that they will be more critical because they genuinely want to help me by critiquing me. I don't want that! I want you to just do what I tell you, and not tell me to be better!
It's been almost a year since we last spoke. When I left you I was headed into springtime with new goals, and the same lack of motivation. Here is a recap of where I've been.
April: I ran the OKC 1/2 for the second (or third?) time. I was barely trained as I had spent most of the first quarter of 2017 with a respiratory virus. Blech. It was in the low 30s, and raining, for most of the race. My time was dismal, in my opinion, (#runnerprobs), but I finished. My guy was there, cheering me on along the course, and I had some great friends brave the cold to watch me cross the finish line. Real talk, that's what is important.
May: I wasn't quite finished with my YTT, but I started teaching public classes at a local health and wellness business. Since then I've taught the football team at the university, a few local gyms have asked me to step in for random yoga sessions, I've taught some classes at the new spa downtown, an…
I don't usually follow fitness fads or trends. I believe that cardio, weights, and healthy eating are all you need to get in shape and stay that way. It takes determination, will power, and hard work. No magic pill or potion can substitute. There may be some products that help suppress appetite, or replace meals, but chances are you won't live that way forever, so I don't even start it. I don't want to avoid carbs for the rest of my life, or replace lunch with a shake. If I do, and it works, when I go back to eating normal again, I'll more than likely just gain the weight back. It's pointless.
This week I started a new workout plan that I did find online. I'm not giving any details yet, as I don't want to …