Welcome back for another installment of Workout Wednesday!
Every time I see the above graphic, I start hearing Olivia Newton John’s “Let’s Get Physical” in my head.
My goal for this week was to get back on track with running and working out so that I was exercising consistently. As you may recall, last week I bagged out on a few runs and workouts because of fatigue caused by my temporarily over-active social life.
Thanks for stopping by for this week’s installment of Weekend Update, my contribution to Tara‘s Weekend Update Link-Up. Please check out her blog,Running ‘n’ Reading, to see what she’s been up to. And, if you’re a blogger, please consider linking up!
This weekend had the perfect blend of being busy and having downtime. I had time to cook:
Today’s theme is “5 things about race day,” so I’ve decided to focus on 5 race-day taboos, things no runner should do on race day when running 5K or longer distances.
5. Don’t start in the wrong area.
If the race you’re running has corrals, start in the corral that matches a pace you can probably sustain for the length of the race. So, for example, if you’re confident you can run 9-minute miles for roughly 13 miles, by all means start in the half-marathon corral for people who intend to finish in 2 hours. But you shouldn’t line up with the corral for those running the half-marathon at 1:40 or faster. Continue reading →
I have a confession: I didn’t do as much this past week as I had hoped. Yes, I’m still taking it relatively easy, but I need to build my foundation so that I can start training for the Chicago Marathon in late May. My plan was to be running over 20 miles per week by the time training starts.
Can I do it? Let’s see how the numbers look right now:
It’s Tuesday. Sigh. I missed the Weekend Update, which is disappointing. I don’t want to call myself a “failure,” but let’s just say I was primed and ready on Sunday to write the best Weekend Update post ever. And then I became too busy and it didn’t happen.
So I missed the boat on Monday but I still want to catch you up in the latest random happenings in my-so-called life. Here goes!
My son and I were out toodling around town recently and we spotted this feat of engineering:
The Planter’s Peanuts Nutmobile! I’d never heard of it, but apparently it’s a thing–like the Oscar Mayer weinermobile except with fewer animal byproducts. (Please ignore my son’s best attempt to look like Jack Nicholson in “The Shining.” He’s really a nice kid. Really.)
Happy Friday! Are you doing your happy dance? I am. One good thing about being too busy is that workweeks fly by quickly. I have some fun stuff on deck this weekend (lots of time with the kids, a trip up to Seattle) and I’m ready for the clock to strike 5:00 p.m.
Should you find yourself with some spare time this weekend to do some online reading that’s not running related, here’s my list of 5 Must-Read Blogs:
I seriously cannot believe how long it’s been since I published a Workout Wednesday post. Was it mid-December? At any rate, it was long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, when I was still able to run half-marathons for which I was under-trained.
Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine went by in a blur, but it was fun. In keeping with the somewhat frenetic pace of this past weekend, today’s contribution to the Weekend Update Link-Up, hosted by Tara, will be long on photos and short on words. Enjoy! (Oh–and please visit Tara over at Running ‘n’ Reading and, if you have a blog, consider linking up.) Saturday started with a walk and yoga with Aimee. Such a beautiful morning in the Pacific Northwest! Continue reading →