Long time no post…yeah, I’ve dropped the ball on the blog for way too long. Marcia continues to faithfully posts, regardless of her crazy schedule…she is a better woman than I!
I had been staying really busy up until about a week ago and things slowed down a bit (I don’t like slow!). I continue to teach just as many classes (spinning and TRX) and am still personal training at 3 different gyms. One big change however has been my running schedule…I have none! I have been off from running for nearly 5 weeks now (although I did try to run an easy 3mi last week…didn’t go so well). 😦 I’m not good at this slowing down business, so this has been a challenge for me (to say the least). I’m self disciplined when it comes to making sure I work out or train, but not so disciplined when it comes to resting. My last race was the Reeds Lake Du and I was in pain for most of the race. I of course, was ready to sign up for the next race. BUT under the advisement (pressure) of a couple of friends, I decided a break was the way to go. It’s funny, I know that a break is the best thing for me, yet it is still the LAST thing I want to do! I have regained focus a bit and have been trying to be more disciplined in my strength training regiment. I have always done well with lifting 3 days a week of upper body, but neglected my lower half (the legs always feel shot from spin class, cycling, and running). I now have a really good routine going…on top of my cardio, I lift Mon, Wed, Fri upper body and Tues, Thurs, Sat. lower body and core. I am loving it! My legs were dead for a while, but they are starting to get used to the routine. I will be back up and running very soon and I am sure the rest and the strength training will make a positive difference. I would also like to think that taking the break from running is a sign of maturity…at least that what I tell myself. 😉
Anyone else have a hard time “taking steps backwards” in order to achieve those future gains?
Hanging up the my pretty pink running shoes. 😦 …for now anyway.