Monday: 7m easy 8:59, shoulders + handstand practice
Tuesday: Crossfit, 10.2m interval (6 x 1m repeats- watch died. 6:55-ish pace)
Wednesday: 6m easy 9:20/pace
Thursday: Crossfit, 5m easy 10:00/pace
I am not an extremely vocal person regarding politics or religious beliefs especially on Facebook or my blog. I hope it doesn’t come off as being indifferent, I am anything but. I have very strong views on what is happening down the road from me in DC, however I don’t feel like these forums generate a lot of positivity and there’s SO much negative talk and hate online right now. It’s overwhelming and exhausting. I want to say that all people are welcome in my home, my gym, my blog. I do not discriminate. If running has taught me anything it’s that runners and people come in all shapes and sizes, different cultural backgrounds, beliefs and lifestyles. It doesn’t matter the pace at which you travel, it’s that we all cross the finish line together in the end.
So, I’m having another physically tough week over here. I’ll get into the nitty gritty of what is working and what will be changing over the next 4 weeks leading into the Rock n’ Roll DC half marathon, but for now I want to take time to work on gratitude again. If I sound like a broken record that’s good! It means I’m still extremely humbled and grateful that the body and mind i’m working at, gives back to me. (Even if it’s not giving at the rate I want!)
It was 65 degrees the other day and I I stopped on the run a few times to type out notes on and thought i’d share them. One of these might resonate and help get you to think a little differently about our day to day struggles with fitness, life in general, or just a plain training slump.
Instead of saying, “I have to” start saying, “I get to.”
Instead of setting goals, write down your accomplishments and be proud.
Instead of focusing on what you can’t have (food especially!), focus on what foods nourish your body most.
Instead of complaining about traffic/work/life etc, listen to music or do an activity (running?) that puts you in a good mood. Be productive, not destructive.
Instead of worrying about what others think of you, ask yourself if you’re happy with who you are.
Instead of waking up on “the wrong side of the bed” wake up, start making choices to be the person you want to become so you can live the life you want.
Is this all a little too deep for a Friday post? Maybe, but I am running a 5K in my underwear tomorrow morning, so how about that? If you’d like to donate- visit my page HERE or click the picture below! Have an excellent weekend!
Last Week 1/30- 2/5
Monday: 9.5m interval (3 x 2m @ 6:58/pace)
Tuesday: Crossfit, 5.5m easy 9:39/pace
Thursday: Crossfit, 9m tempo (6m @ 6:55/pace)
Friday: 8m easy 8:38/pace
Saturday: 10.6m 8:32/pace, 25min circuit training
Total Miles: 42.6
How do you turn a negative into a positive?
Talk to me about your training! Hopefully it’s going well!