I’ve got a couple of confessions to make.
Once again I did not reach 100 miles. I have three excuses:
- It is way too chilly out there at five o’clock in the morning.
- It is way too dark out there at five o’clock in the morning.
- Who likes to keep track, really?
I know my excuses are lame- they didn’t seem to be a problem this time last year when I was marathon training; I somehow managed to survive and succeed five days out of the week. And realistically I won’t have the second excuse in about a week after daylight savings. In regards to the third excuse, I honestly find it a chore to keep track of my miles when I’m walking around downtown. My biggest problem is that I forget to stop my timer and hours later, my phone is dead with very little miles and a large time to record. Poo!
My solution to this darn challenge that seems impossible, complete actual workouts rather than wandering the streets. And my solution to that daunting task: train for a 5k! Woop woop! The Bust A Move 5k is coming up the first week of April and this race holds a special place in my heart. The first year I ran it, I PR’d. Last year during marathon training, I planned on crushing the previous PR BUUUUUUUUUUUT I then had to have heart surgery and was out of commission. Does anyone else remember that tough day for me? I stood out there, crying as the runners took off, wishing that I was amongst them. Instead of dwelling, I clapped for every single runner that ran the race. I even held on to the winner’s glasses. Good karma? Gosh, I sure do hope so. This will be my first race back in action and I couldn’t be more
nervous excited! No expectations other than a good time. I put together a little training plan for myself and a friend, who has never ran a 5k. 100 miles I hope to not see you in April so, here I come!
Second confession: I fell off the bandwagon after six days on during the Fab Ab February Challenge. I know, I know. The good news is that Laura and Kathy completed it in full- holler! So, I’m thankful I inspired at least two other women to get active, I just, failed. Ha!
Now for March. I give you the “MARCH Madness for…hammies!” calendar. You likey? Good. Because I’ve got a good feeling about this one. Three simple exercises: the side lunges, the step ups and the wall sits. If you don’t know what any/all of them are, youtube them, you’ll find how-to videos. Three simple pointers for these exercises: each leg should complete the daily side lunges, the step ups make more of an impact the higher you step and lastly, sit as parallel to floor as you can during the wall sits. You won’t need a partner to hold your ankles this month, ladies.
Copy, paste and print. Oh, and join in on the fun! I promise this month I’ll make more of an effort to participate.
Stay happy and healthy!