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Don’t forget to check out Meghann’s bake sale, which starts at 11 AM today! AND Happy Birthday to VeggieGirl. šŸ™‚

 

In other news…. it is obviously Monday.  Ick.  I like my job and everything, but let’s just say I like the weekends more.  In fact, I’m really, really good at weekends.  If weekending was my full-time job, I’m sure I’d be a manager or even the CEO by now.  šŸ™‚

 

I consoled myself with a bowl of basic oatmeal.

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My oatmeal contained:

 

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Toppings: brown sugar, a bunch of chopped almonds and pecans

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Crooms 15 Mile Trail Run

 

At least  I have something fun to look forward to all week – the Crooms 15 Mile Trail Run race is on Saturday.  We’re actually staying in a hotel on Friday night, so the race is going to feel more adventurous.  I’m excited!

 

I’m going to modify my training plan a little bit, however.  My knees have felt better, and I know from experience that pushing it the last week before a race does way more harm than good.  So, I’m beginning my taper tomorrow.

 

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
5 m Cross Cross Shred Yoga Race Recover

 

This is exactly why I create my OWN training plan.  Although I base it off of experts’ plans (like Hal Hidgon), I like to make my own so I can modify it when I need to.  Hopefully, this early taper will make my knees race-ready. šŸ™‚

 

Have a great day!

{ 21 comments }

 

  • Michelle April 6, 2009, 4:29 am

    I think it’s important to feel like you have control over your working out. The hardest thing I found with a training program is I felt like I HAD to. Once I starting owning my fitness regimes I found that I enojoyed working out and did more…humm interesting. Good luck training this week. My inner things are already hurting, but feel so much tighter already–shred baby shred.

  • Kailey (SnackFace) April 6, 2009, 5:01 am

    Haha you’re too cute- I’m totally with you on the weekend thing. However, I look forward to the day when I don’t have to worry about homework and projects over the weekend. I really admire yours!

    I’ve also thought about this drogging ( I know, I’m a bit behind- sorry!), and I have to tell myself not to comment on blogs or write a post after I come home from a night out! Haha.

    Have the best Monday possible!

  • Mica April 6, 2009, 5:05 am

    Yay, the weekend mini-trip sounds fun! Just make it through the week, you can do it!

  • Bridget April 6, 2009, 5:13 am

    Yeah weekends are my specialty too! Thats so exciting that your race is this weekend, it sounds like a fun one!

  • VeggieGirl April 6, 2009, 5:21 am

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE SHOUT-OUT!!! You rock šŸ˜€

    Your race will be fabulous – you’ll be ready!!

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina April 6, 2009, 5:43 am

    I actually LOVE mondays sometimes… besides having to leave PB! I just like the excitement of lots of work to do!

  • jenngirl April 6, 2009, 5:45 am

    Great idea on the training plan! I think it’s great that you are a living example of learning from experience and putting it into action. Best of luck!

  • Brandi April 6, 2009, 6:02 am

    happy Monday! i think your training plan sounds great.

    and yes to be weekenders! I’m so much better at that than working M-F šŸ™‚

  • HangryPants April 6, 2009, 6:10 am

    Haha! I am going to start calling you CEO of weekends!

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) April 6, 2009, 6:24 am

    I agree, I am a pro at weekends. I hope your Monday goes well!

  • bb April 6, 2009, 6:43 am

    I create my own training plans too…it’s just easier that way!

  • bhealthier April 6, 2009, 7:16 am

    that plan looks great! I think its crucial to make each training plan your own and NOT have to feel like you aren’t following something still- being flexible in your training sched. and knowning yourself are two very important tools!

    you will kick butt for sure! love the oats!

  • K from ksgoodeats April 6, 2009, 7:21 am

    Great plan! The race sounds exciting! A hotel and everything šŸ™‚

    Good luck already!!

  • nibblesandwiggles April 6, 2009, 7:22 am

    Good for you for listening to your body! I hope it pays off.

  • Bec April 6, 2009, 7:34 am

    the oats look great, hope you have a great weekend!

  • Danielle April 6, 2009, 7:42 am

    I totally feel the same way about weekends that you do!
    Good luck with your training this week!

  • tfh April 6, 2009, 8:13 am

    I agree– even knees aside, tapering is the component of training that consistently helps me race faster than I train! Your plan looks great.

  • Danica's Daily April 6, 2009, 8:38 am

    Good job at listening ot your body and altering your training. I bet it will make your race day that much better.

    I totally agree with you about weekends….Have a good Monday!

  • burpandslurp April 6, 2009, 8:42 am

    I’m glad your knees feel better! It’s a wise decision to have a personal workout plan, as every body is differnt.
    can’t wait for you news on the race!

  • Tyler April 6, 2009, 8:55 am

    lol, i’m pretty good at weekends, too šŸ™‚
    great looking oats this morning!

  • Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks April 6, 2009, 9:48 am

    I think that the way you modified your week for training will work out really well for you. That was a very smart move!

    Have a great (or as good as it can get, haha) Monday! šŸ™‚

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