Curious about my weekly workouts? I keep track of them on my workout log!
February 16-22, 2015
Monday: RPM and BODYPUMP #4,8
Wednesday: RPM and CXWORX
Thursday: BODYPUMP and BODYFLOW
Saturday: ? I think my first BODYSTEP class and yoga
Sunday: ? I think BODYPUMP and BODYFLOW
February 9-15, 2015
Tuesday: BODYFLOW 30 min
Sunday: BODYFLOW 30 min and CXWORX #1,2,5
February 2-8, 2015
Saturday: BODYFLOW practice
Sunday: Film my BODYFLOW 67 DVD!! My Birthday :)
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!
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!
I reviewed my Steamtown Marathon experience this week. In the post, I wrote that my Garmin 405 (above) died from low battery at mile 21.5. This made the end of the marathon even more difficult! I’ve been having battery issues with this Garmin for a few months. It is 4 1/2 years old, so I thought I would contact Garmin to see what options I had.
Garmin has the best customer service! They got back to me right away and told me all my options. They had some suggestions to try to update the device, but mine already was updated. They also said it was probably a battery issue. Since I was out of the 1 year warranty, they offered to fix the device for $79, or give me $79 towards a trade-in to a new device. I thought about it… and decided on a new device!!
The Garmin 15 is brand new! I picked the teal color above and it will still works with my old Garmin heart rate monitor. You can check it out on the Garmin website and see all the features. It’s definitely a simple device compared to my old 405, but has new features as well. I’m really excited to try it out when it arrives!
After my other two marathons, I always stopped running for a few months. They were spring marathons and by the time I would try to start running again – it was summer. I’m going to keep running. I have a half marathon coming up in a few weeks – November 8! I’m also looking at spring races and trying to decide between another full or a half. The run above was my first run outside since my marathon. I ran 4 miles with Colby and didn’t walk. I felt really good and was happy I could pick up the pace a bit at the end! To maintain what I’ve got from the marathon, I’m going to try to run 8 miles this week and 10 next weekend. :)