Today’s post is going to be short and sweet because for once in my life, I don’t have a whole lot to say. Shocking, I know.
I’ll be back sharing recipes this week so have no fear! I shared one recipe in October, Giant Soft Pretzels, that was DELICIOUS so, check that out if you love pretzels.
I could list all of the days of the week and share my workouts for that day like I normally do. Or I could just tell you I worked out twice this week. I’m choosing the latter. Because that’s what I did.
I fully intended on working out while we were in Washington DC. I even packed some tights and running shoes. But Matt and I didn’t get a ton of sleep on our first night there so instead of getting up and getting out, I decided to sleep in. And then Sunday morning was the marathon and we were leaving Monday so…
And then I caught a cold and a gross cough that is finally gone.
There are a variety of excuses and reasons why I didn’t workout the last week. It rained. I got sick. I was tired. Blah, blah, blah. Sometimes you just go through periods where you don’t workout for whatever reason. And that’s mostly okay as long as it doesn’t become a regular occurence. Because fitness = better health.
I got back on the wagon Saturday at the gym and then again on Sunday with a 20-minute run. I’m ready to be back at it. Let’s get it 😎
Pick a Program… and stick to it!
After starting a new gym – a gym with ALL of the equipment at my disposal – I’ve been struggling to pick a program. I used to lift weight 4-5 days a week and always had a plan in mind whenever I walked into the gym. Lately, it’s like I’ve forgotten how to workout. And what to do. And I walk around the gym wondering what to do next.
So, one of my November goals is to pick a program and stick to it. I’m going to be trying out the Thinner Leaner Stronger plan. I got the eBook for free from my library so I’ve been reading through it this weekend. The book itself has a lot of great information broken down into easy-to-understand concepts which is great if you’re new to fitness and nutrition!
I’ve been running around 12-15 miles per week most weeks so my goal for this month is to hit a 20 mile week. Since I canceled my entry for the 2018 Chicago Marathon, I have a guaranteed entry for 2019s race. So… I need to get on that base-building!
I’m also going to (haven’t yet) sign up for the Illinois Half-Marathon down in Champaign that’s set for the end of April. I’ve done that race a couple times in the past and it’s always such a good run: the course is flat, course support is pretty good, and I love Champaign! But that means I have 6 months to get back into good half-marathon shape which is more than enough time… just gotta do it!