I had high hopes of lots of exercise this past Labor Day weekend. Instead, I felt tired and run down and took a major 3 day break. At first it made me panic a bit not to exercise 3 days in a row, but eventually I calmed it down and realized I needed it. Instead of working out Saturday morning, I spent over an hour watching Wen on QVC. Sadly, this isn’t the first time I’ve watched Wen on QVC and I’ve wanted to try it for a long time. I ordered a starter kit off Amazon and it should be here in a few days. I think my hair will do really well with this cleansing conditioner. I have dry, thick hair and kind of a dry scalp. I am just curious to how it will be after heavy exercise. I’ll make sure to review it on the blog 🙂
After taking a break this weekend, I signed up for a 5 mile race I really wanted to do. I did this race in 2010 and 2011 and it is awesome. I’ve been putting off registering because I’m kinda nervous. I haven’t raced since the Nike Half in April and I haven’t been running much. To put my obsessive mind at ease, I decided to make up a mini training plan to get me to this race. I know it is only 5 miles, but I ran it pretty fast both times and I’d like to PR!
The race is in 4 weeks and I did my 3 mile run today. I know I need to do some speed work/ hill work if I want to improve my time from 2011. (43:55 – a 8:47 pace and that is fast for me!) I NEVER do hill work or speed work (unless it is on the treadmill) so I need to push myself! There is still lots of BODYPUMP teaching going on each week, so I have to make sure I fit in my runs too!