Tag Archives: RacePrep

Not nervous

3 May

Hello there! Happy Friday.

I decided half way though the work day yesterday that I was taking today off. It’s nice outside, I didn’t have any meetings today and nothing super pressing that I have to get done. So I’m blogging from the comfort of my couch right now. ūüôā

Naturally I woke up at 6:30 this morning because I didn’t have to go to work. Why the heck does that happen?! Anyhow, it ment I got to laze around in bed for a while, eat breakfast and runs some errands this morning.¬†dunkindonuts

Before I went anywhere I stopped and treated myself to a Dunkin Donuts ice coffee. I don’t get coffee often but when I do, this is by far my favorite!

Then I stopped by the fabric store to pick up some fabric to cover my work cubicle walls. My friend had the fabulous idea, so I found a nice fabric that will hopefully make my work space feel a little less sterile.

fabricforcubeIt’s dark purple with a light purple pattern. I’ll be sure to share it once I get it all up!

After the fabric store I ran to the grocery store. I actually really loved going in the morning. I took my time and didn’t feel rushed because the store was relatively empty.¬†

I stopped by subway to pick up lunch (carb loading!), and now I’m relaxing at home. Gotta love a nice day off!

I’m not going to do a formal friday fitness recap today since I really didn’t do too much this week since I’m trying to rest up for sunday. A few miles monday, a few walking miles Tuesday and some abs n arms yesterday. That’s it!

Honestly, I think I’m still in disbelief that I’m running 13.1 in two days. I’m not nervous at all, which I’m not sure is because I’ve done so many at this point, or because I’m not taking it seriously enough. Maybe it’s okay not to be all nervous? haha. I’m overanalyzing, clearly.¬†

Anyhow, I have been hydrating and trying to get in more carbs than normal so I’m good and ready. I’m sure going to the expo tomorrow will help me get pumped up for race day!

Have a good weekend guys!

 

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Resting for race day

1 May

Hey there. I can’t believe it’s already¬†Wednesday! This week is flying by!

I’ve been taking it super easy this week to let my legs rest up for race day on Sunday. Monday¬†I did 3 slow miles, and then yesterday I did this 35-minute walking workout from The Fitnessista. I’ve also been using my Stick daily, hoping to keep my calves feeling good.

thestickNot to mention hydrating a ton. It’s so annoying to have to constantly have to sprint to the bathroom at the end of my work meetings though! ha.

I’m taking a rest day today and tomorrow I’m going to do some arms and abs, and then its nothing until Sunday.

I’ve also started to think about what I want to do after the race from an exercise perspective. I don’t have another half until September, so that gives me about two months between Sunday and when I have to start training again. I can also tell that I’m getting a little bored with running. Don’t get me wrong, I love it, but I’m¬†definitely¬†feeling a little burnt out, and taking¬†some¬†time to take it easy will help me feel a little¬†rejuvenated¬†I think. In addition, I’m sort of Zumba-ed out for now but want to start up again in the fall, and kickboxing is on a break until¬†September¬†as well. So that means I have a few open months where I could really do whatever I want.

A commenter suggested a bootcamp class, and I love that idea! As luck would have it, a groupon came out yesterday for 10 classes for $40 at a local gym. What a steal! I looked at their schedule and they have spinning and bootcamp classes in the mornings at 5:45, so I could easily drive their to take the class, drive home, shower and get ready and still get to work on time! So I’m thinking I may try to do a couple of these classes a week plus 1 or 2 easy runs during the week and a longer weekend run.

I have to admit though, the idea of taking a spin class and a bootcamp class kind of freaks me out. I took a spin class before (but only once) and still have no idea how to adjust the bike and how it should be adjusted for me. And bootcamp, man, it just sort of freaks me out. ¬†But I guess I should just get over it huh? ūüôā