Tomorrow is the end of my “no strenuous activity for seven days” purgatory. It’s sucked. Continue reading
Month: March 2016
Kim’s Pity Parties
First Pity Party of This Week:
We were transporting a rescue dog; he bit me. He didn’t do anything wrong, and I don’t think I did anything wrong, either. (Sometimes the transport itself is very stressful, because the dog is being handed off from one stranger to another, repeatedly.) Continue reading
Badger Mountain PR
I ran Badger Mountain on Friday. I had an 8-mile run scheduled for Saturday, but with the weekend The Hubs and I had laid out, I wanted to get the run out of the way so my workout wouldn’t interrupt our plans. I haven’t run Badger in about a month; I think running it once a month is enough to gauge my fitness progress. Continue reading
Planning out the Summer
I’d devoted so much effort the preparing for the Richland Half Marathon and the St Patrick’s Day 10K that I hadn’t spent any time looking ahead. I have several other races already on the calendar scattered throughout the summer and early fall, but I hadn’t set up a training schedule. Continue reading
10K – PR!
Today’s 10K was a personal record for me. It was my first 10K race, so, um, no matter what the result, it would have been a PR.
I didn’t have a specific goal for this race. That isn’t really a good idea. I think most coaches will tell you it’s a terrible idea. Why put a race on your calendar if you don’t know why you’re running it? As I mentioned in my last post, doing a 10K two weeks after a half marathon was not a great idea. It isn’t enough time to recover from the HM and start training for the 10K. Continue reading
Sometimes I am My Own Worst Enemy
I can be frightfully inconsistent over a season. From weeks when I don’t miss a single or shorten a single workout and my nutrition is pretty dialed in, to weeks when I skip a few workouts, or I half-ass workouts, and I can’t seem to stop eating EVERYTHING IN SIGHT, they’re all a part of me. Continue reading
Does Gardening Count as a Workout?
Although it was breezy, Saturday was a great day to get some yard work done. The Hubs tilled the main garden bed. I weeded most of our front walkway, cleaned up the sedum in that walkway, weeded part of another bed, transplanted a bay laurel shrub, and put beet, kohlrabi, pea, lettuce, and spinach seeds in the ground. Continue reading
I Guess I Get Two Rest Days This Week
I haven’t come up with a formal training schedule to replace the half-marathon training. My next event is a 10K on March 12th. I have a 5K in April, and then Bloomsday is the first Sunday in May. Although this is a very run-focused spring, I’m trying not lose my edge (if one can call it that) in triathlon. Continue reading