Hello again from the sunny south where Spring has definitely sprung all over the place! The grass is green, Cherry blossoms and Bradford pears are in full bloom, the sun has been shining and the temps have been soaring up in the 80’s! However, I’ve lived long enough to know that usually there is a cold snap just before Easter and that’s still a few weeks away …so I’m bracing myself. All of this beautiful weather lends itself to some fun outdoor workouts, so let’s get right to it!
Monday: Backyard HIIT workout with 2 mi run
Tuesday: 2 mi run/walk, 8 mi bike, kayaking and date night with the hubs
Wednesday: 4 mi run, weights, Triple Threat HIIT class
Friday: 3 mi progressive run
Saturday: 6 mi run
While March was still a low mileage month, I’m feeling pretty good about half marathon training so far, although it’s still early… keeping my fingers and toes crossed. I’ve found that, in my “older age”, I really have more success by running fewer miles. It may not result in a PR, but as long as it keeps me injury free ….I’m good! It’s been a journey, but I think I’ve finally gotten to the point where I’m really “good” with not running more than three days a week and embracing the variety (and weight loss results) that cross-training provides. There was a time in my life that running 5 days per week resulted in a slim figure and faster paces. Now, that would only bring injuries and more pounds …neither of which I want or need. I mean, let’s face it …running makes you seriously hungry, and at 50 years old, your metabolism just can’t keep up with the rungries!
So, I’m easing into this half marathon training, enjoying the sunshine and life is good!
Here’s a little glimpse into how I spent the week outside of running and working out ….
…there was also quite a bit of blogging this weekend as well! Just in case you missed them, check out my March Runfessions and Ultimate Coffee Date: April Edition to catch up on what else is happening in the ladybird’s life!
What’s coming up in April you ask? Well, there will be more running, at least one 10k (got it narrowed down between two), hopefully a duathlon, a weekend with the college boy, Easter (of course) and an anniversary for the Major and I.
Hope you have some fun and exciting things planned for this month as well! I’m linking up with Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap. Be sure to visit these ladies and all some of the other bloggers linking up to see what inspiring things they’re up to these days …there’s something for everyone!
How are you enjoying Spring so far? Do you enjoy cross training or strictly a “runner girl”? What fun races do you have planned this month?
Finding “Fabulous” at Fifty, one week at a time!