Well hey there! Somehow we have made it to Hump Day! I just wanted to pop in and say hi really quick because I am trying to get back into the habit of blogging. My plan is to post something every day, even if it is stupid and boring, until blogging becomes a habit again! So yep...here it is...the first boring and stupid contribution!
I suppose I could tell you guys about my recent workout schedule. I have been working out a lot lately for no other reason than it makes me happy. I find exercise to be the greatest stress reliever and the routine of a workout schedule always brings stability to my life. I am not technically training for anything right now but my body is ready just in case I decide to run a marathon or something over the summer. I would like to find a race for the fall and I have been considering the OBX Marathon the Baltimore Marathon, the Patriot's Half Ironman or perhaps volunteering my time to help the Richmond Marathon training team. I am still undecided but I will keep you guys posted. So anyway, back to my current workout schedule. This is what a typical week looks like for me right now.
Sunday - Long Run Day - This run varies in length from 12-20 miles depending on the day, who I am running with and what I am training for. I also usually do 30-60 minutes of yoga as a cool down.
Monday - In the morning I usually do 90 minutes of cross training followed by 45 minutes of weights and core work plus a little bit of stretching. After work, I have been going to a great 60 minute Boot Camp class that focuses on plyometric type drills and lots of cardio.
Tuesday - My morning workout is usually a tough session of speed work that varies in length from 10-12 miles of intervals. Right after the speed work session I attend a 60 minute Boot Camp class that is a good mix of weights and cardio with an emphasis on team/partner drills. After work, I attend another 60 minute Boot Camp class that is very similar to my Monday night class.
Wednesday - This is my easy/recovery day at the gym. In the morning I will do an easy 60-90 minute run and then I focus on my core for a solid 30 minutes. I usually spend quite a bit of time stretching as well. After work, I alternate between walking and yoga depending on my mood and the weather. I don't do anything strenuous but just allow my body to heal and recover.
Thursday - I usually have a tough run planned on Thursday morning because it is the only day when I don't have time to squeeze in a second workout. Lately I have been alternating between tempo running, track work and hills. The variety keeps things interesting and my legs never know what is coming. I also do 45 minutes of weights and lots of stretching before calling it a day.
Friday - My morning workout is 60 minutes of cross training, 30 minutes of leg specific weight training, 15 minutes of plyometric drills and 15 minutes of core work. In the evening, I usually go for a quick 30 minute swim and follow that with a 75 minute Power Yoga class.
Saturday - This is a nice easy recovery day that includes a 60-90 minute run and 30 minutes of yoga. I try to not do anything too strenuous so that my legs will be ready for their long run on Sunday.
So there you have it guys. This is how I have been getting my endorphin rush lately. I am so thankful to have a body that is capable of all of these activities and I am doing the best I can to take care of it and get all of the rest and nutrients that I need to keep going. That is definitely easier said than done but at least I do try to make an effort.
Alright...I think I have killed enough time...be back again soon!