A few days later than I anticipated, but here I am again, recapping last week: three days of heart rate training, plus some yoga! I’m enjoying my run commute home after work – it takes just as long as my shuttle (if not actually less time), but I am way happier when I get home and my run is done for the day. I want to start walking home from work on days that I don’t run home… AND we’ve been talking about getting me a bike so I can bike to and from work! I’m adjusting surprisingly well to not having a car (we’re a one car family), the only times it’s been frustrating has been when I need to schedule a doctor’s appointment during the week. Otherwise, I haven’t had too much trouble!
So we’re a bit between training periods right now. My training plan for the Navy-Air Force Half marathon doesn’t start until mid-May, so I’m using this time to build and maintain a base and work on some strength training. I’d love to incorporate more daily yoga practices and Roswell and I are actually working on creating a yoga/workout room in the house. I can’t wait to share once we have it set it!
Because I need some sort of structure to follow, I’m using Garmin’s “Getting Started” Heart Rate Based Training Plans for the next few weeks. I’ve been concerned about my high heart rate on what should be easy runs. I don’t know if it’s just that I’m getting (back) into shape and I’m just pushing too hard, too soon. Do you use heart rate training – if so, do you feel like it’s helped you?
All four of us woke up dark and early (it was not even bright until after we finished running), and got ready for the 5K on Thursday morning. When we first registered for the challenge, I knew that the only race I could probably get Roswell and my brother to dress up for would be the 5K, so I immediately started thinking about what we could be. During an 8 mile treadmill run, I watched Hercules and I knew that was clearly going to be the inspiration for our DisneyBound costumes for the first race. If you don’t know about DisneyBounding, I recommend checking out the DisneyBound queen Leslie Kay. Essentially, instead of a costume (because adults are banned from wearing costumes in Disney parks), you create an outfit inspired by a Disney character, place or even food! I pulled together a purple Megara outfit, we found Roswell a tan shirt and added tan wrist and red head sweatbands for Hercules, and my brother wore all black and grey topped off with a blue hat for Hades. We tried to think of an outfit for my mom, but we ran out of time. Despite this, I was quite pleased with our group photo the morning of the race!
Recapping the last two weeks since I’ve been a little busy! I started a new job this week and I’m looking forward to some consistency in routine now. I don’t know about you but I thrive when I have a routine, especially when it comes to working out. One of the reasons I think that I hurt my hip was that I suddenly found myself with a lot of free time and jumped into training. Well, that lead to over training and my injury. So I’m glad to get settled into my new position and get a fresh start in training. Here’s how the last two weeks of training have gone for me:
This past Saturday, I joined 23 other amazing Austin bloggers for brunch at St. Philip in South Austin. It was so nice to meet like-minded women from a wide variety of backgrounds and enjoy a meal together. Many of the women have just moved to Austin like me, while others are Austin natives.