Hello hello! How was your Monday? Mine was great…you know why?! This is yet another four day work week for me because I have a very special visitor coming to town on Friday, and no, it’s not Santa. Still stumped? I’ll give you a few clues…he’s super cute, very funny, and basically the love of my life. Yes, it’s Vishnu! WOOT WOOT!
Yep, this pretty much sums us up!
Not even a blurry picture can keep my excitement down! Vishnu and I don’t see each other as often as we’d like, and I honestly don’t know when I’ll see him after this visit – maybe August. Long distance is hard. Period. I’m not even going to sugarcoat it and say that it gets easier because it doesn’t. But I have learned that if you’re with the right person, it’s worth every minute of it. I’ve also learned that you have to make the most of every moment you have and live in the present – the past is the past and the future is uncertain, so you have to try to enjoy the current moment as it is (easier said then done, I know…it took me YEARS to learn this one).
Anyways, I have a fun weekend planned for us – a visit to RI, my friend Monica’s birthday celebration, dinner in the North End, outlet shopping, etc. Can’t wait!!! No worries, y’all will get a full recap!
Half Marathon Training: Week 3
Strength Training (routine created by yours truly)
|3.5 mile run
Strength workout with Jillian Michaels
|3 mile run
|REST||7 mile run (7.3 total)|
Training is moving along as expected. I can’t believe I am already into week four.
As you can see, I took an “un”expected rest day on Wednesday. Again, my body didn’t want to get out of bed, so I let it rest. As silly as it sounds, I think it’s because my body naturally expects to rest on that day. I’ve decided that instead of planning to workout and failing miserably, I’m going to plan for both Wednesday and Saturday to be my rest days, and if I decide to do something light on Wednesday, so be it. If not, no big deal.
I’m also continuing to learn how strong the mind-body connection is. For example, my long run on Sunday started off kind of rough. My legs just weren’t getting into the swing of things, and time was moving along way too slowly for my liking. Almost immediately, all of these negative thoughts started creeping into my head – you can’t do this, you’re not a runner, you should just quit now, etc. It was so frustrating! Then around mile four, I started to stand up to the voice in my head and decided to push harder. After about 10 minutes or so, my run started getting easier (or as easy as it was going to get) and I could see the light at the end of the tunnel. I can honestly say that I finished strong. And surprisingly, I wasn’t all that tired the rest of the day (last week all I wanted to do was take a nap). Progress!
Tell me – what’s the greatest lesson you’ve taken away from exercising?