I’m going to be kicking myself in the butt to get in back into gear. Both on blogging and both on working out. I was doing good at the end of the year with both my diet and exercise, but I was totally over training and my body was letting me know that it needed a break. I took too long of a break. I lost the momentum that I had but the month off was very much needed.
During this time off, I knew I had to follow a plan for the half marathon in April I am training for. II am too good at taking extra rest days and going crazy on the miles. So I searched and asked around and googled and decided on the Hal Higdon Half Marathon Novice 2 plan
Sunday According to my training plan, Sunday’s will always be rest days – for the next 12 weeks!
Today was a great run. I started out earlier and it was 10 degrees cooler then yesterday. There were so many people on the path walking and riding bikes. It was crazy. Spring fever is a real thing! I made sure to go up and down a hill an extra time to get a little speed in my leggies – 8:30 pace the first section, 6:00 pace on the second section. I felt so dang good afterwards that if I was not following the workout plan I set for myself, I would have done more and more and that would have been bad.
Dinner was a dinner out Tuesday evening and I overate the night before. Mandatory entree, drink and dessert. Half my entree went home with me, but I really felt it for today’s slog. I spend almost all of my 3 miles walking and talking with the other half about our future.
Thursday According to my training plan, like Sunday’s Thursday’s will always be rest days for the next 12 weeks. I used today to get some errands completed out of town.
I slept super well Thursday night, and was excited to complete my weekly “long” run. Starting out my long runs at 4 miles. I dresses super cute, the weather was 50 degrees, I had a fresh hair cut. It all played out to a good run!
This was supposed to be a cross training day, but I just used it as a cheat day. It was a good and relaxing day all around!