My workouts for this week. I am currently on week 4 of my marathon training plan. I’ve been keeping track of my workouts on my iPhone notes and giving myself :) faces when I complete the workout. I was planning on running today (Thursday) but moved my last 3 miler to Saturday and long run to Sunday. I’ve covered so many classes at the gym this week because other teachers are on vacation… and I’m feeling tired!
I taught BODYPUMP Sunday-Tuesday, a core class to the high school swim team Wednesday and pump again tonight. I’m planning on just attending classes tomorrow morning (spin-RPM and BODYFLOW). I’m a little worried about running 9 miles Sunday morning, but I’m going to try to go out super early! The heat has been killing me and having the sun on my skin makes me feel even more tired. I teach BODYPUMP at 12, so I’m hoping if I run at 6AM I will have some down time to eat and relax. Speaking of food…
A participant of my BODYPUMP class asked me tonight about how I fuel up for my workouts. She was curious how I eat and have enough energy to teach. I told her, I never have a problem eating enough calories!! :) With Colby training for his Ironman, he eats all day long.
Here are some things I’m using between meals or before/after workouts…
A quick protein shake after BODYPUMP is always a good idea. Since I try to avoid dairy, I use almond milk and vegan protein powder. These are my favorites. Vega is a pea/brown rice protein blend and Perfect Fit is brown rice protein. Mix in a shaker and it is quick and easy. It also helps my legs recover so much faster!
This is my new favorite electrolyte drink. I’ve given up on Gatorade since it is full of mystery ingredients and can mess with your stomach, especially in the heat. NUUN is low calorie, a mild flavor and delicious.
I’m not a huge coconut water fan, but LOVE the chocolate flavor! I drank this when I was at CXWORX instructor training. La Croix is just a great flavored sparkling water. Grapefruit is my favorite flavor.
I love these bars! Both are made of good ingredients and taste so good. I love keeping them in my gym bag if I need a snack or some protein after class. The Luna protein bars come in a bunch of different flavors, but my favorites are chocolate peanut butter and lemon.
I haven’t been using these yet in my early training, but I will be trying to eat a few while I run my 9 miles this weekend. I had stomach issues in the past with shot bloks and GU’s on long runs, so I need to practice and drink lots of water!
Hello!! I took a little blog break, but I’m back! Life got busy with our new baby Bella, work and training for the Nike DC Half Marathon! After SO MUCH SNOW I am finally off the treadmill and outside for most of my runs. I’ve been pretty good about staying close to my training plan, but I’ve had to change around what days I run. Most weeks I’ve been running on both Saturday and Sunday to make up for a missed mid-week run. Our puppy just wants all of our attention when we come home from school :)
I am about to finish week 6 of my training plan today. No long run for this week, but I am supposed to “race” a 5K. I missed a mid-week, so after I finish blogging and pick up this puppy off my lap (aww) I’m going to warm up for 1 mile, “race” my 5K and then cool down with another mile. I’ve been running most of my long runs with my friend Amy and we’ve been trying to keep around a 9:30 pace. I’ve been sick the past week, so it has been tough. I’ve been trying to push it on my shorter runs. Below are a few mid-week runs from March…
I’ve been aiming for negative splits! It motivates me to run harder.
This was my run yesterday. It was SO WINDY!!! I would hit spots where it felt like I had a parachute on my back! I didn’t pay attention to my watch too much because I was trying to stay comfortable in the wind, but I should have ran my 3rd mile faster to keep the negatives. Oh well!
Now onto the important stuff – my baby! She is SO sweet. We’ve been taking puppy classes at PetSmart and she graduates next weekend! She is pretty good with her tricks and potty training. We are still struggling with some biting when we are playing with toys and she gets our hands. She also went through a phase where she was scared to go outside. I think all the snow melted and she could see everything so she would go the bathroom and run straight back to the door. We’ve been taking her farther away from the house and working on walking outside.
The weather was great yesterday (besides the wind)! We went over to my parents and Colby, my Mom, Bella and I walked almost a mile to their park! We were so proud!
Her favorite toy (from the Disney movie Tangled)
Her little “chair” she makes out of a pet house in her play pen.
My Mom talked me into this one…. a JOGGING STROLLER for pets! This will be for the summer when we take her to Lake Placid, NY for Colby’s Ironman! We are taking her with us, and I think this will really help out on race day when we are outside all day. I’m hoping she will like it enough for me to take her on runs too!
We love our little girl. She is over 3 lbs now! For more pictures/videos of tricks… go to my Instagram :)
PS this is my 300th post on my blog! woo hoo!