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!
9 weeks to go!
Monday – 4 miles
Tuesday – rest
Wednesday – 8 miles. I had 15 on my schedule but that just wasn't going to happen. Worked too late and I just didn't have the time or energy to keep going.
Thursday – 4 miles
Friday – yoga
Saturday – NYRR Autism Speaks 4 miler. I PR-ed by over a minute! I know I'm still super, super slow but it's nice to see an improvement.
Sunday – post Atlantic City death. I laid on the couch all day and prayed for the hangover gods to just kill me off.
Total – 20 miles, 1 yoga session, 1 horrible hangover
8 weeks to go!
Monday – 4 miles
Tuesday – 4 miles
Wednesday – rest
Thursday – 3 miles
Friday – yoga
Saturday – another hangover. This needs to stop happening.
Sunday – 18 mile tune-up in Central Park on zero food or energy because I was so sick the day prior. I'm bad at life.
Total – 29 miles, 1 yoga session
Things I learned in the past two weeks:
- I cannot handle booze. I rarely go out anymore but when I do I am SO SICK the next day…..like head pounding/so dehydrated/hurts to be alive kind of sick. I think I need to quit drinking until the marathon is over.
- People take their clif shot bloks out of the plastic wrapper and wrap each blok in tinfoil? I saw a girl doing this on the subway on the way to race and it blew my mind.
- My stomach does not like Gatorade. I had to stop THREE times during my 18 miler. Enough said.
- I need new shoes. My feet and knees hurt while I'm running, so I'm thinking that's the cause.
Happy first day of summer!
Here are the things on my summer bucket list:I've been in this city almost 6 years and there are an embarrassing amount of things that I've never tried because they're “touristy” or whatever. I declare this the summer of tourist traps!
- Summer Solstice Yoga in Times Square
- Kayaking on the Hudson River
- Run during Summer Streets
- Visit the Statue of Liberty
- Train for the NYC marathon!!!
Run three times a week.
I’ve been getting better about working out. In the past month I’ve gone from exercising twice a week(if that) to 4-5 times, but I need to get back into running. Now that it’s finally getting warmer I should be motivated to run outside.
Yoga once a week.
I said it before, I hate yoga….but it’s good for me so I’m going to keep trying it.
“Cook” dinner once a week.
As in, don’t eat out or order take out. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just not from a restaurant.
Power down an hour before bed.
I struggle with insomnia and lately it’s been ridiculous so I’m ready to try anything. I’m hoping that if I cut down on phone/computer/tv before bed time(and read for an hour instead) I will be able to fall asleep easier.
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?
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.