Since last month’s marathon, Revel Rockies, I’ve been pretty much ‘chill-axing’. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been working out ..it just means I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants in regards to my workouts.
I have to admit, it’s been really nice not having to get a certain number of runs and miles in each week. As much as I love running, my body does respond well to a varied workout routine and with the unbearable heat we’ve been dealing with, indoor workouts have been a welcome reprieve. And since there have been no real race specific training going on, I’ve been MIA with all of my favorite blogging link-ups. I’ve missed runfessing, catching up over coffee and wrapping things up with you all! So, let’s kill three birds with one post and see what’s been going on in the Lady Bird’s nest lately.
Someone once said, ‘variety is the spice of life’ and I couldn’t agree more …especially when it comes to my workouts. After a week of marathon recovery, I’ve been strength training like a boss, cycling, pool running, flipping tires and hitting as many group fitness classes as I can. No chance of getting bored this summer! And yes, I’m still lacing up the running shoes a couple of times per week.
So, what running/racing plans does the ladybird have in mind you ask? Well ….I runfess that I fell for the July 4th discount code and signed up for my first 25k trail run this fall.
I’ve been eyeing this one for a while now and decided this would be a good time to try something new. You know …that whole ‘never stop challenging yourself’ thing. Our local Fleet Feet store is offering an organized group training plan with Wednesday/Saturday trail runs. I like the idea of not only the advice of seasoned trail runners, but also the company on the trails as running single track trails alone around here is not the safest way to go. Training starts July 25th.
In other news …most of you know that Major Hubs has been deployed since March. I’m seeing the light at the end of the long dark deployment tunnel as we are down to roughly seven weeks. If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that our post deployment trip has been finalized and booked! We’ll be heading across the pond to visit our colonial cousins in the city and the countryside. If you’ve been and can offer any tips, suggestions and favorite restaurants, please comment!
I mentioned a couple of months ago that I had scheduled a consultation for the fat-freezing procedure Cool Sculpting. I decided to proceed with the procedure and I’m pleased to report that after three weeks, I’m lost a little over one inch in my tummy area. I’m scheduled for my follow-up appointment for post procedure pictures in late August as they claim the best results are seen after 2 – 3 months. Stay tuned for a full review!
Last but not least, let me introduce you to my newest granddog ….Ammo. I runfess that I’m quite smitten with him and can’t wait to take him on a run with me when he’s a little older. I also runfess that having a puppy in the house again was quite exhausting ….toys everywhere, muddy paw prints on my freshly mopped floors and rough housing throughout the house. I couldn’t help but wonder if this is just a sneak preview of what grandchildren will be like!
Finding ‘Fabulous’ at Fifty, one workout at a time!