This weekend I realized that the years that I was a consistent blogger, I was also more apt to keep my running and fitness schedule. Why? Because you guys kept me accountable! So I'm back! Even if just for myself as a way to look back over my training and my year of running, I am committing to blogging at least once per week!!!
So what have I been up to? Welllllllll....not much running or fitness to be honest! Watson has kept me busy....having a puppy is exhausting! Thank god he's cute!
|He is 9 months old and 76lbs. Yup...he's a big boy!|
Given my lack of running and fitness this year, I knew I needed a solid plan to get me there injury free...fail to plan...plan to fail as they say! So for the next 2 months, my plan is to follow this schedule:
Monday - strength training
Tuesday - Rest day - yes...this is an odd rest day...but I teach bootcamp AND have doggie obedience
Wednesday - run per schedule
Thursday - yoga - I found this great 14 minute yoga video on youtube...it's tough and stretches all the right places. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibJdgtc9DKw
Friday - run per schedule
Saturday - strength
Sunday - long run per schedule
Yesterday was my first scheduled run....3 miles...which equals 4.8k...but then I couldn't just leave that .20 alone...so 5k it was!
Yesterday's run reminded me that my core needs a ton of work! A side stitch the entire time makes for a painful run! Strengthening my core/back made for much better running a few years ago...so in addition to my weekly workout schedule above, I'll be adding core work too. A few years ago, I made this youtube video of 'Core work for Runners' and it's still a doozy!
So that's it for now! My hope is to post my weekly training updates as well as one workout for you guys to try if you want!
In the meantime, would love to know what keeps you guys accountable to your training???