Half Marathon Training Week Three, Day One
Fire 30 (with weighted gloves) and Core 20
Fire 45 EZ
Forgive the extended absence... this has been a busy and stressful week. To make a very long (and super whiny) story short, I was given a new Weight Watchers meeting to lead on Tuesday afternoons that I essentially wasn't trained or prepared for. So instead of blogging, I spent most of Monday crying and making everyone around me crazy because I was dreading the meeting... I spent Tuesday running around like a chicken with my head cut off before AND after the meeting... and I spent Wednesday trying to figure out how to clean up the mess of Tuesday. Really. I swear I'm not incompetent, but they pretty much put me on a sinking ship. My receptionist on Tuesday, who is a saint for putting up with me, has been with the company for 10 years, and when she tried to figure out how to tally and close the meeting, she couldn't stop laughing. It was that bad.
Buuuuuuut, I'm not here to whine about my job, I promise. And I am relatively proud of myself for continuing to get a workout in every single day, despite being stressed out of my mind and ready to yank my hair out. So let's talk about that instead, shall we?
I decided to restart Turbo Fire this week with renewed dedication. As usual, this was motivated by my inability to breathe in my skinny jeans. They are back to being able to close (HUZZAH!) but I kind of can't sit down in them. I'm not sure why that's important, but society seems to think I shouldn't undo my pants to sit down, so... we're back to burning calories. I'm still not sure how well I'll be able to stick to the Turbo Fire schedule along with my half marathon training, but I'm going to do my best. After all, rock star Janae runs marathons while still managing to do spin classes and Body Pump all the time. I think I can manage.
Tuesday's run was planned as an easy run - I wanted to keep my running pace around 12:00 miles. Apparently I suck at pacing, because it was all over the place, and I felt good so I kept wanting to push it. So this is something I am going to try to work on. And I think on my next easy run, not only am I going to try to keep the pace easy, but I'm also going to add more walk breaks... maybe run for 2 minutes and walk for one minute instead of the 3-1 ratio I normally do.
Today was supposed to be a tempo run, but I slept in too much (read - I slept until 7:30 am... lame) and the thought of running in the heat made me want to keel over and die. We've been having huge storms every day for a while now, so on top of being hot, it's also really humid, especially for Colorado. When I got up this morning, my phone said it was already 65 degrees outside, with 79% humidity. Um... no. Especially not for a run where I wanted to push my speed. So I did a Turbo Fire instead. I'm hoping it's a little cooler tomorrow morning (and I'm planning on getting up earlier... gross) so that I can run outside, but if not, I might have to take it to the treadmill. My fave.
This was taken immediately after Fire 45 EZ this morning... incidentally, it is also the face I make when I think about running on a treadmill. It's not a happy face.
But worse things have happened than having to run on a treadmill. Like the time I posted this picture and allowed the world to see my many chins.
Yup. It's still attractive.
Now I'm just hanging outside (in the shade, obviously) with the Bonster, who keeps on growing despite my every attempt to keep her puppy sized. Luckily, she does continue being adorable, so I'll allow it.
I, on the other hand, am still wearing my sweaty workout top and my sexy compression shorts. Oh, and the $5 sunglasses I bought from Forever 21 to wear running because they cover up half my face. And make me look like one of the jerks from Jersey Shore. Double win.
Take that, Situation.
That's enough foolishness for the time being. Stay tuned for a Triple Tangent Thursday... I know it's late, but you would not have enjoyed a Triple Tangent Tuesday from me this week. It would have been something like this...
1. My life sucks.
2. I hate my job.
3. I'm going to go eat my weight in ice cream now.
So today's will be more uplifting. Or at least more amusing.