Workout – in the lineup is 8 easy miles. I’m going to botch that. I’m only going to do 3, maybe 5 miles if I’m feeling sassy, and my Jillian dvd. that’s it. My mom, aka Gammy if you ask the girls, or mimi if you ask the boy, is taking thing 2 and thing 3 so that I can go to the gym. I will report back later on the workout and if I stick to my botched up plan.
The snow we got on Saturday turned out to be great play snow. Yesterday the hubs gave me an hour and took the kids outside for fun and adventures only they will know.
I got to
shop online and eat chocolate truffles clean bathrooms and make some lunch. really fun.
I may not have cooked dinner for the past three nights, but I still made breakfast and lunch. I have not completely neglected my family. they are not begging the neighbors for food. yet.
Sunday funday would not be complete without painting little brother’s nails. he just wants to be like his sisters. can’t blame him. he’ll be well adjusted.
and he was oh so proud of those purple beauties.
I found these babies stuffed in the back of the fridge. popped those suckers right in the oven. don’t care if the “best by” date was last week. how accurate are those dates, really?
never too late for Christmas cookies. I guess that kind of satisfied my need to bake this weekend.
I actually took a complete rest day and did NO workout at all. Luke slept until 7:15!!!! This is crazy. If you just started reading, my youngest, almost 2 year old, had been getting up at 4 am for what seemed like eternity. making everyone miserable. We are on day 6 of him sleeping until at least 6 am. this is heaven.
Here are my thoughts. brace yourselves. I had a little convo with the brain. it was trying to get all realistic and logical on me about running and my training this far. and I’ve been ignoring it. I finally gave in and thought I should listen to myself. It was saying something like this – if I heard correctly – you have completely, 100,000% ignored the 10% rule in increasing your weekly mileage. going from maybe 20 miles a week to 45-50, doesn’t work for me. and if I do the math correctly, that’s over 100% increase. go ahead and keep it up, but I will give you the worst shin, knee, ankle and every other kind of pain and injury I can think of. and you won’t be able to run in your marathons. and you won’t be happy. go for it. or take it easy and I’ll try to be nice to you.
I think it sounded something like that. I have started to have a little anxiety that I am doing too much. While the plan that I found is telling me to do that many miles – I need to be smart about it. It may not be healthy for me at this exact point. I really don’t want injuries. I know Runner’s World is a smarty pants when it comes to running, but it doesn’t know me and my body. I do. and I need to remember what works for me and what I’ve done in the past. and try a little better to mesh it with the plan that I found (run, run, run) what my body is telling me to do (take it down a notch for now) and what my mind wants to do (run a lot of miles).
My past 2 fall marathons I did without a plan. without speed work. without a lot of miles and without any idea of what I was doing. and I did pretty well. I want to give myself more credit for what I can do. I also want to blend it with a true plan so that I can do better this year. I’ve got TWO marathons coming up in April. that I would actually like to run in. I’ve got big goals for my races this year. But I NEED to also remember that I have to be healthy in order to achieve those goals. or it’s not worth it.
That is why I am “botching” up the plan a little this week. and next week. I’m scaling back the miles. I will do my long run on Saturday. In between now and then, I’m going to mostly focus on strength and maybe getting in a few short runs. not 8-9 milers. Next week, I will slowly pick it back up. and by the following week maybe get back into the 9-10 mile runs, depending on how the body feels. I’ve got ALL year to hit my goals. I tend to rush things and want to reach my goals ASAP. or yesterday ASAP. doesn’t work.
That’s the plan chickadees! taking a chill pill and listening to my body a little more. I think it will be good in the long run. Stay tuned!
How was your weekend?? Did you do anything fun?
Do you have a hard time listening to what your body is telling you vs. what you want to do?