NYCM Training: 5 Weeks To Go

Monday: 5 miles

Tuesday: 4 miles

Wednesday: First time at FlyWheel!

Thursday: iPad Yoga in my living room.

Friday & Saturday: Rest days. I don't know if it was too much birthday celebrating or just the weather changing, but I was not feeling 100%.

Sunday: 16 miles up the west side highway. This is the first time I've made it to the Little Red Lighthouse!

This run was far from perfect. I was still not feeling well so I didn't eat anything beforehand and I couldn't stomach the GU I brought with me. I stopped and bought a Sunny D, thinking the sugar would help, but a mile or two later I was close to vomiting. I probably shouldn't have gone running at all, but I really didn't want to skip another long run.

Total: 25 miles, 1 spin class, 1 yoga session

I'm starting to get nervous about the marathon. It's getting really close! I feel like I've been under the weather a majority of this training cycle so I need to really take care of myself the next few weeks. I want to be able to cross the finish line strong and healthy!



NYCM Training: 6 Weeks To Go!

This week was kind of a disaster. My legs were sore the first part of the week and then I was just too busy and distracted towards the end of the week. I'm disappointed with myself for falling off my plan so badly this week but I'm trying not to let it bother me too much. Life is about creating memories and at the end of the day, I'm going to remember the amazing time I had at a Yankees game with friends or at Oysterfesf, rather than the miles I spent alone in the park.

Monday & Tuesday: Rest. My legs were shot after 18 miles in Central Park on Sunday.

Wednesday: 4 miles

Thursday: Yoga. Every week I say I'm going to find a new studio and every week I go back to the same class that I hate.

Friday: 9 miles in Central Park

Saturday: Unintentional rest day. I meant to do a 5 mile run, but I started cleaning the apartment in the morning and all of a sudden it was the afternoon and time to meet friends.

Sunday: Another unintentional rest day – oops! I had 12 miles on my schedule and was about to head out the door when a friend called to offer me a ticket to the Yankees game. I had to say yes!

Total: 13 miles & 1 yoga class


NYCM Training: 10 Weeks To Go!

Monday: 3 miles along the East River

Tuesday: 5.5 miles in Central Park

Wednesday: rest!

Thursday: Yoga in the living room. I REALLY want to be one of those people that love yoga, I just can't seem to make it happen.

Friday: 14.5 miles around Manhattan. So hot and humid but I'm proud of myself for going out and getting it done.

Saturday & Sunday: drinking/adventuring/long-weekend-ing. I still can't figure out how to add exercise to my weekend plans.

Total: 3 days of running(23 miles) and one yoga session. Not bad considering I was kind of sick in the middle of the week.

NYCM Training: Week 1

Monday: 3 miles

Tuesday: 9.5 miles with a little ring-swinging action thrown in the middle

Wednesday: rest day

Thursday: 3 miles in the rain

Friday: Accidental rest day. I meant to go running early before I left for my camping trip but packing and errands got in the way.

Saturday & Sunday: No running but plenty of other exercise. Swimming, kayaking, paddle-boating, handstands and drunken dancing count as cross training, right?

Total: 15.5 miles


Weekly Workouts: 3/25 – 3/31

Monday: Yoga(60 mins). I hate yoga. There, I said it. But it's good for me and I really want to like it…..maybe if I keep forcing myself to go ill eventually trick myself into liking it?

Tuesday: Spinning.

Wednesday: Chisel(30 mins) and urban rebounding(45 mins).

Thursday & Friday: Rest. Life is just too busy on Thursday and Friday to exercise. I need to work on figuring out how to fit it all in.

Saturday: Chisel(60 mins) and urban rebounding(45 mins). Plus I spent some time at the driving range, pretending to know how to golf. That counts, right?

Sunday: Unplanned rest day. I woke up on Sunday morning and my left calf was killing me. Hopefully it's just sore from chisel and I didn't really hurt the muscle. Either way, I spent the day foam rolling and eating Peeps instead of exercising.


Weekly Workouts: 3/18 – 3/24

Monday: 5 mile run.  I tried to go to yoga but there was literally NO space when I got there.  Not a huge disappointment since I hate yoga.

Tuesday:  Street jazz dance class(60 mins) and an urban rebounding class(60 mins).  Dance classes are WAY out of my comfort zone….probably won’t be trying this again.

Wednesday:  Spinning(45 mins).

Thursday & Friday: Rest days.  Too busy with work and life to hit the gym.

Saturday:  Chisel class(60 mins) and urban rebounding(45 mins).  Chisel kills me.  I’m usually sore for three days afterwards.

Sunday:  Spinning(45 mins).  I took it really easy during this class because my legs were dead.  I just wanted to squeeze in a little exercise so I didn’t feel guilty about gorging myself at brunch later in the day.

All in all, not a bad week.  I made it to a lot of classes(which are fun for me), but I need to focus more on running and yoga.