Hey hey!! Happy Friday :) I know it isn’t Running Tuesday, but since I haven’t had a spare minute to write up my Week II recap of my Slimmer for Summer Plan, I thought I finally fill y’all in on some changes…
First off, the stats:
Slimmer for Summer Recap: Week 2
- run > 20 miles roughly 17-18 miles
additional cardio: 19 minutes jump-roping // 20 minutes StairMaster
- cycle > 2 x 1 hr. classes 2 classes
- yoga > 2 x 1 hr. classes 1 class
- strength train: 60 minutes total (~2-3x) roughly 100+ minutes
It’s hard to believe I only went to one yoga class last week! I could definitely tell a difference in body –my muscles were more stiff and my mind was much too busy. I felt like I got in an adequate amount of cardio (love love cycle!!), and unlike last week, I was all about the strength training during Week 2.
SEE MY DAILYMILE LOG FOR DETAILS
I started the Slimmer for Summer Plan on June 1, wanting to have some fitness goals to stick to for the summer. However, this was before I registered for my 5th half-marathon, and before I had plans to travel home (where I’m without a gym membership).
Despite being adamant about following through with things, I’m kicking the Slimmer for Summer plan in the bucket after only finishing 2 of the 4 weeks. I suppose you can call me a quitter.
The reason for this is that my race is just 4 weeks away, so I want to concentrate on my running training for the next month, with supplemental cross-training of course.
For Half #5, I’ve decided to try SmartCoach. This is a great tool, as it’s customizable to your individual lifestyle and running goals.
I will follow the plan to the best of my ability, but I am not going to be super rigid with it as spinning, yoga, and life also have high priority.
Have you used SmartCoach?
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This morning I woke up starving!
1/3 c. steel cut oats
1/2 T chia seeds
fresh, organic blueberries – YUM!
1/2 tsp. raw sugar
splash of 1% milk
This bowl barely did a thing to my hunger, but my light breakfast actually worked out well as it was the right amount of energy to fuel me up for a short run. Oops – that wasn’t in the training plan!
I ran for 32 minutes around town and finished my workout at home with yoga in the yard.
Organic greens growing in the garden – mmm!
Off to lunch with a friend. Catch ya later!