Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Weekly training update: 11/18-11/24

Mark didn't believe it when I told him. He didn't think I could handle it, certain that I would change my mind and go back on my promise.

But I didn't.

For the first time in a long, long, long time, I did absolutely nothing that resembled exercise on Sunday. I went to Kohl's, saw "Catching Fire" and interviewed a family for an upcoming story. I popped into Meijer, bought some lip gloss and the elusive Babybel Gouda. I made dinner and sat on the couch and watched a show about "trying out" for the Green Berets.

In other words, it was an awesome Sunday.

Once I crossed the finish line at Veterans, maybe even before, I knew that I needed to make the off season more about the family and less about what I had to do. I had spent enough Sundays getting up early and running for hours, leaving Mark and Miles to do what Mark and Miles do (read: Dunkin Donuts). I had spent enough weekends hobbling around and eating everything in sight, conversations dominated by those two things. I had spent enough time making it all about me.

So I decided that Sundays would be a rest day. A family day.

It might mean that I don't keep up the longer runs in the winter or spend as much time with new running friends but I think it will be just fine. I'm going to work Denali up to 5- and 6-milers, log some evening walks on the treadmill and maybe even get back to plyometrics.

You know, get crazy.

By the way, I have a love-hate relationship with Jennifer Lawrence's openness about not being motivated to exercise.

The week, in training:

Monday: 6 Week Six-Pack abs + 40-minute walk
Tuesday: 4.12 miles
Wednesday: 4.52 miles + Bodypump
Thursday: 10 miles on indoor bike + Ripped
Friday: 3.18 miles
Saturday: 4.01 miles + Bodypump
Sunday: Rest


  1. Yeah I just checked out that interview with Jennifer L , interesting... lol

    -Elise @ 9toFit.com

  2. Catching Fire was so so good!! And Sundays are just meant to be rest/family days. I haven't been great about that recently, but it's definitely a pattern I want to go back to. It just makes my workouts for the rest of the week so much better.