I Ended My No-Run Streak!

 

 

I ran 6 miles outside today!

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I know that 6 miles might not seem like a big deal… but I took over 3 months off from running!  After I ran the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon on November 8, I had a few runs in November and my last on December 1st!  I got sick in December and then just needed a break from running.  I knew today was going to be warm-ish, so I asked my buddy Amy if I could tag along for some of her long run.  I wasn’t sure how it would go since I’ve only been doing Les Mills classes, but I was pleasantly surprised!  We kept it easy just under a 10 minute pace and my heart rate stayed fairly low!  I guess all those RPM and BODYSTEP classes are making a difference!

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My Garmin stats from my last few outdoor runs.  I guess it was okay to take off 3 months!  I missed out on the bad weather!! YAY!

My workouts from the past two weeks-

 

March 2-8, 2015

Monday: CXWORX 18

Tuesday: RPM (30 min), 1 mile TM, push ups <- lots and lots of them to get ready for BODYPUMP AIM 1

Wednesday: 2 miles on TM and CXWORX

Thursday: BODYPUMP and BODYFLOW

Friday: RPM and 30 min BODYFLOW

Saturday: 35 min BODYPUMP (challenge weights) and #2 of CXWORX

Sunday: 6 miles outside

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February 23-March 1, 2015

Monday: off

Tuesday: 15 min BODYFLOW and BODYPUMP

Wednesday: 2 miles on TM and CXWORX

Thursday: BODYPUMP and BODYFLOW

Friday: off

Saturday: BODYSTEP and Yoga (1 hour)

Sunday: BODYFLOW

AND I FORGOT TO TELL YOU!  I PASSED MY BODYFLOW TRAINING! I got it back at the end of February :)

 

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Weekly Les Mills Workouts

Curious about my weekly workouts? I keep track of them on my workout log!

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February 16-22, 2015

Monday: RPM and BODYPUMP #4,8

Tuesday: CXWORX

Wednesday: RPM and CXWORX

Thursday: BODYPUMP and BODYFLOW

Friday: CXWORX

Saturday: ? I think my first BODYSTEP class and yoga

Sunday: ? I think BODYPUMP and BODYFLOW

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February 9-15, 2015

Monday: BODYPUMP

Tuesday: BODYFLOW 30 min

Wednesday: CXWORX

Thursday: BODYPUMP/BODYFLOW

Friday: CXWORX

Saturday: BODYATTACK

Sunday: BODYFLOW 30 min and CXWORX #1,2,5

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February 2-8, 2015

Monday: BODYPUMP

Tuesday: BODYFLOW

Wednesday: CXWORX

Thursday: BODYPUMP

Friday: off

Saturday: BODYFLOW practice

Sunday: Film my BODYFLOW 67 DVD!! My Birthday :)

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As you can see, I haven’t been much of a PINK RUNNER lately! My last run was December 1st! I think it’s important to take breaks from running every once in a while. After training all last summer for my fall marathon and then doing a half three weeks later – I was burnt out. I got sick in December and was busy with work, so I didn’t worry about running. I took time to prepare for my BODYFLOW training on January 17-18, so that was a main focus for me.

 

I decided NOT to sign up for a spring race. It feels sort of strange, because I’ve done a spring half or full marathon from 2010-2014. I’m used to mentally preparing for those cold winter long runs on the weekends. Deciding whether to chance it outside and dodge the ice – or keep it safe on the boring basement treadmill. With all of my focus on Les Mills programs right now, I just wasn’t feeling it! I was also holding out to see what Nike came up with for a spring half marathon, but it won’t be close for me anymore. They are going to have a running series all over the world. San Francisco and Canada are the closest races for me, so I won’t be doing that. I’m lucky I got into DC the past two years! I’m still thinking of training for the Steamtown marathon again next fall. I would start an 18-week training plan in June. We will see what I decide!

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On our schedule Wednesday night, Thursday night and Friday morning!

As for my workouts, I’m enjoying all the Les Mills in my life right now! I try to do BODYPUMP 2-3x a week. It prevents me from getting so sore when I just do it once! I was just doing CXWORX once a week, but now I have a new Friday morning class most weeks. CXWORX is such a great class. I need to convince Colby to do the main core tracks with me in the basement more often! So excited to now have a BODYFLOW class late Thursday night! I started two weeks ago and I’ve been teaching Pump and Flow back to back!!! Two hours of heaven!

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