This was a very beautiful sight for me this morning:
I went to work out at my new gym for the first time this morning. It is ginormous and there is an entire room full of cardio machines. Paradise. Even though I complain about the stair climber a lot, I secretly love it because it is low impact and an incredible workout. I am sweating within 20 seconds of being on that thing. At my old gym there was one stair climber, ridiculous. Now I will probably never have to wait for one because there 16 of them at my new gym.
I did 20 minutes on the stairs before going to a body pump class. The last time I went to a pump class was when I was 8 months pregnant with Brooke. It felt so good to be back and my goal (that I will probably forget about within a month) is to go to one pump class a week. I will probably have to go at night because Billy isn’t normally home during the morning classes.
Is it normal to have an obsession with always having way too many water bottles in your car at all times?
After the gym I came home and got us ready to go to San Francisco and most likely we will also be going to Sausalito. I tried to get Billy to do my hair because my arms are already so sore from pump that they hurt to lift them up but he wouldn’t so for the 87th day in a row it is in a ponytail.
Can we just talk about how tall Brooke is getting. Last time we went to the doctor they said she was in the 75th percentile for her height.
Let’s talk about marathon training.
My first post-baby marathon is only Thirteen WEEKS AWAY! I cannot believe it is that close. I was originally planning on following the Hansons Marathon Method plan for my marathon but the plan is 18 weeks and I only have 13 weeks. AKA I should have started the plan 5 weeks ago and when I do use their plan I want to follow it exactly.
Sooooo instead I will be using that plan a little later on in the year for my 2nd marathon (I am really wanting to do CIM) and instead make up my own schedule for this one. I have only ever used one marathon training plan and that was for my first marathon and made up my own plan for all of the others (including my personal record). Who knows… maybe I will actually get an online coach for future marathons (okay, I REALLY want one) but for the Utah Valley Marathon I will be doing my own plan but using the speed workouts from the Hansons book. Does that make sense?
I am especially excited to try out their ladder workout:
400-800-1200-1600-1200-800-400 with 400 jog recoveries. They also recommend 1-3 miles for the warm-up and cool-down.
One thing I love about this book is that they are so detailed about the workouts so you know exactly what paces you should hit according to your 10k and 5k goals.
See you in the morning.
Ever tried body pump?
What is one of your non-running fitness related goals?
Have you ever made up your own training plan or do you always stick to a specific training plan from online/books/coaches?
Do you have a 5k or 10k goal in mind?