As most of you know, last Saturday, I was in the beautiful city of Provo, Utah running the Utah Valley Half Marathon (click here for the race recap) with a few other “fabulous” bloggers! We had such a wonderful time that we are already looking at future potential races for more “meet-ups”! While it took me several days to come down from my “mountain high”, I did manage to get some great cross-training in while recovering and regrouping. Let’s take a look at my week…..
Monday: 3 easy miles on the elliptical, strength training(chest/tri) and 100 push ups (June Challenge)
Tuesday: Kayaking, 100 squats (June Challenge) and 40 cardio circuit with Major Hubs. We went to the gym and did 10 minutes on the stairmaster, 10 minutes on the Spin bike, 10 minute run on the treadmill and 10 minutes on the elliptical with no breaks in between. Good little circuit to get your heart rate up and keep your body guessing.
Wednesday: 3 mile run, 100 sit ups (June Challenge) and HIIT class. This was my first outdoor run since my half on Saturday. The legs actually felt good but ooohhh, the lungs weren’t happy with the humidity!
Thursday: The HIIT class did me in ….I could barely move this morning. I believe I’m just finally feeling the cumulative effect from the half and all of those dang squats I’ve been doing. Taking a much-needed rest day …well except for the 100 push ups! I felt very strongly that a Peach Margarita is just what I need to help me recover …..
Friday: Back in the gym for Back/Bi/Leg/Core workout. While I am missing “being on a running schedule”, I am really enjoying having the freedom to choose what I want to do each day!
That evening, Major Hubs and I drove to Vicksburg (45 min.) to take the parents out to dinner. Both my Mom and Dad have birthdays in early June just before Father’s Day. So, we celebrated all events at Vicksburg’s rooftop restaurant overlooking the Mississippi River. We were treated to a beautiful view of the sun setting over the river just as a storm rolled in!
Saturday: For the first time in months, I slept in without one thought to setting an alarm, checking my training schedule and laying out running clothes! It felt odd but nice. No running, no weights, no cycling …..nada. Instead, we spent the day hauling what was left of our “life’s accumulation” from our house in Meridian back to Jackson….which can be quite a workout in itself! How does one accumulate so much “stuff” in one’s lifetime?
If the weather cooperates, this week I intend to spend some quality time with my bike. I plan on running an average of 10 -15 miles per week throughout the “dog days of summer” and amping up the cycling, while getting back to a regular strength training routine. I’m thinking of doing something crazy this fall so I need to build my strength ….stay tuned!
Do you cross train more during the brutal summer months or keep running? Are you already planning on fall goals/races?
I’m linking up with Holly, Tricia and guest host Tara for the Weekly Wrap link up. Be sure to stop by their blogs and visit as many others linking up as you can. These really are some incredibly inspirational ladies!