It’s nearly one month into my marathon training plan, and I feel like it’s time to recommit myself.
The actual running part has not been an issue for me — mostly because I set up a training plan that I knew I could fulfill. (Life motto: Don’t set yourself up to fail!) I’ve ran 75 miles in the last 3.5 weeks, and my knee problems have almost been none existent.
They say marathon training consumes your life. They’re right! And I know that if I want to cross that finish line strong and injury-free, I need to do more than just run responsibly:
- Strength train
- Eat thoughtfully
So, I’m recommitting to my holistic training plan. :) I find writing our my goals really helps me stick to them.
Breakfast came in two parts. First up was coffee and a Green Monster:
The Green Monster contained almond milk, ice, and spinach. Yum!
I decided to explore the On Demand option on my TV and stumbled upon Fitness TV:
Yay! There is also an entire Jillian Michaels channel! This will make strength training so much more fun in the morning. I was so tempted to do one of The Biggest Loser workouts, but I don’t think that would be very wise today (5K is tomorrow).
Instead, I sampled two yoga classes: Yoga Flow and Yoga Sculpt.
Yoga Flow was very hippie (and you guys know I’m a huge hippie), but it was way too easy. After 5 minutes, I switched to Yoga Sculpt and did 10 more minutes.
I also did 100 bicycle crunches and 20 push-ups.
Part two of breakfast was a Bialy with an egg:
I’m going to take the dogs on a walk, and then it’s time for work. Time time tomorrow, I’ll be racing my first 5K of the season! Wahoo!
Do you write out your goals like I do? Where do you stick them? I put mine near my work desk (on my English Bulldog calendar, obviously!) so I can see it all day.