Did I tell you guys I’ve been getting up at 5AM and going to the gym before work. Ok, well if you didn’t know, I’ve been getting up and going to the gym before work. Yeah… I barely believe it myself. Here’s the story…
There’s a small group that meets 4 days a week to weight train at 5:30 and I decided to join in. I’m on week two and I have to admit I’m getting used to it. More then used to it, I’m starting to like it. I’ve been getting to work earlier, missing traffic, getting home earlier and loving how I feel. When I weight train I feel confident, happier and this sounds weird but, well adjusted. I don’t know if that makes sense but I feel like I deal with life better. Like I have more patience or something. I don’t know if it’s a by product of the workouts themselves or simply because I’m doing something just for me with no distractions. It’s probably a combination of both.
Anyway, my goal is to go 3 days a week to the weight training sessions but I also have to start training for the Pittsburgh half marathon I signed up for! I refuse to let my running goals deteriorate just because I was snowed out for the month of February. Yesterday I went for my first run since the snow and it felt great. Hard, but great.
So with my full time job, the weight training sessions (I don’t want to give them up) and my Saturday boot camp class somehow I’m gonna have to squish in some running sessions for the half. My goal is to run 2 days a week slowly upping my distances. I wouldn’t recommend this technique to other runners and I’m not claiming it’s even a “good” training schedule. I’m just trying to be realistic with my time and I know my strength and limitations. I’m also not trying to complete the half in any specific time. I mean I would love to average 10 minute miles but if I don’t, who cares. I just want to enjoy the event and be prepared for the distance the best I can. That’s what it’s all about for me.
So here’s my next two months up until the half-marathon. I’m gonna keep it the best I can without pressuring myself. It’s all I can do. :)
|6||Sa||Bloggy Bootcamp – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM|
|13||Sa||Boot camp class|
|20||Sa||FITBLOGGIN’ CONFERENCE – yikes.|
|27||Sa||Boot camp class|
|3||Sa||Boot camp class|
|10||Sa||Boot camp class
Friends Shower/Bachelorette Party in Atlantic City
|11||Su||9 miles – Depends on how hungover I am ;)|
|17||Sa||Global Health & Innovation 2010 Conference
Hope to get a run in – Not pressuring myself though
|19||Mo||may still be traveling.|
|24||Sa||Boot camp class|
|2||Su||Half Marathon 13.1|
ok, I need to go and get some sleep! 5AM comes REAL quick!