Monday, February 4, 2013

Back in Black

Not really... but I feel like I'm "back" in my "real" training program finally after taking a month off to recovery from my ultra. This past Saturday was the first long run I've done in a month and it was hard, although not as hard as it could have been. Overall I'm pretty happy with it. I just had to keep telling myself that "Yes, this is supposed to be tough, you haven't run more than 5 miles in a month, you do lose SOME fitness"... I think telling myself that discomfort is normal and expected somehow makes it easier to deal with?

That being said, it's really time to get cracking on my training. I've been easing into it (nice word for I've been lazy and sleeping in half the time). But no more. Now that it seems I am fully recovered from this ultra, the excuses are gone and it's time to get my butt in motion every day (except one day a week for rest. I'm not asking a lot of myself, just "to move" whatever that means, even if that's just 10 pushups, I'll take it. Something.

Also... this post is about to turn into a bullet point listing - I don't have a lot of time (it's busy season so I'm working 14 hour days...)

Also... this morning was the last Monday morning workout with my personal trainer. My business pays part of all fitness expenses up to a certain limit per every 12 months. Well, I hit the limit (but surprise there) so time to trim the fitness expenses until June when I get "reloaded" :D. So that means I get to join a good ol' fashioned gym and actually motivate myself **sigh**

Also, that being said - my personal trainer recommended getting a fitness strength-training app to act as a "virtual" personal trainer. However, the one he recommended has been discontinued (see here: http://medicalprod.com/ifitness.html) so I'm off to find a new one.... I've done some quick research and can't seem to find one I like enough to purchase. Fitnessbuilder looked cool until I realized it was $10/month... although they do have a free trial. Maybe I'll try it and see if I like it. Anyone use a strength training app they like??


Also, going to run the A1A half marathon in two weeks. Gonna run it hard, I'm excited!


Lastly -

133 days.... 19 weeks, 16 long runs (and 2 taper runs)... a half marathon, a whole lot of hills until San Francisco. Getting excited :D

9 comments:

  1. I'm running the Xtreme Orlando Half next weekend. Wanna join? :-D

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  2. I love all the also-s in this post.

    Also, I still think your a badass for running ultras.

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    1. Haha thank you! I was hoping it wasn't annoying! And yeah, I hope it wasn't my last!

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  3. I always wonder if I will someday want to do an ultra... It just sounds so crazy right now. You should be so proud to have that on your résumé.

    Your job does that?!? That is so amazing. My school doesn't even provide eye care coverage! I swear, some employers need to realize how important it is to keep their employees healthy!

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    1. Do it.... trust me you'll get addicted to this. I can tell by your blog - you're going to REALLY get into it :D

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  4. Just came across your blog and have been browsing around!
    congrats on your 5k PR recently..and also, whoaaa, you did an ultra - that is SOOOOO amazing!!

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    1. Thanks! I hope to do another this year :D

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