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6 Months of Training Planned

Posted Jan 03 2013 6:46pm

If it was a few years ago and I was feeling the same way I do today [read: crummy], I betcha that you would have found me up and about…  Working away at my job and sweating in the gym.  I wouldn’t have let myself rest and would have pushed myself to my breaking point.  Why?  Because in my mind rest = laziness.  Pretty crazy, right?

Well that was then and this is now…  Over the past year I have truly learned to relax and to listen to my body and for that I am so thankful.  It’s one of those easier said than done things but it’s been well worth it.  Today’s highlights include making breakfast, watching The Today Show, eating lunch, reading blogs, taking a shower, playing Words with Friends, and switching into a second set of PJ’s.  And I am totally a-ok with it.  My body needs rest and that’s exactly what I’m gonna give it!

Thanks to Jessie from Jessie Loves to Run for hosting another thoughtful link-up!

And as soon as I feel better, I cannot wait to jump back into my training schedule. A couple of weeks ago I shared that I’m a big planner , like a color-coded calendar kinda gal, but there are two things that I don’t typically plan are 1) my meals and 2) my workouts because I like to have the flexibility and to give into my cravings.  But with three half marathon’s on my calendar for the spring, I thought a training program would help to keep me on track.

Please note that I created the above plan based off of a training schedule that was provided to me as part of being an Ambassador for the ZOOMA Annapolis Half .  I made a few modifications to account for the other races that are on my calendar between now and then, in addition to TNT training.  As we all know, life happens so some days a workout just won’t work out, literally, and I’ll adjust as necessary.

Today…  #elf4Health 1/3 Day 39:  Eat at least THREE food groups at each meal today.  Done!  Breakfast: coffee, chocolate oatcakes topped with peanut butter frosting + cottage cheese + raisins, and frozen berries on the side.  Lunch: an orange, a peanut butter sandwich, and a bowl of chicken noodle soup.  Snack: yogurt + cereal + banana.   Dinner:  I’m thinking oatmeal and steamed veggies…

Tomorrow…  #elf4Health 1/4 Day 40:  Run or walk a mile as fast as you can!

Question:  How do you relax?

Question:  Do you prefer to run inside or outside?  Music or no?

— Allison

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