I just wrapped up my Saturday morning routine of taking Emma for a long walk, going for a long run, getting a latte from Main & Maple, and running errands. I am definitely a creature of habit, and I like having a weekday routine, as well as a weekend routine. I have really enjoyed running and working out Monday-Thursday and Saturday mornings. Here is how my training has played out so far, for my running readers who may be interested:
Mon 2/9: 2 miles (19:40); arm workout
Tues 2/10: 2 miles (19:23); leg workout
Wed 2/11: 2.5 miles (24:00); arm workout
Thurs 2/12: Run 1.5 miles, bike 15 minutes; leg workout
Fri 2/13: Rest
Sat 2/14: 6.2 miles (1:05:00)
Sun 2/15: Rest
Total: 14.2 miles for the week
Mon 2/16: 3 miles (29:00); arm workout
Tues 2/17: 2 miles (18:50); leg workout
Wed 2/18: 2.5 miles (24:00); arm workout
Thurs 2/19: Run 1.5 miles, elliptical machine for 15 minutes; leg workout
Fri 2/20: Rest
Sat 2/21: 4 miles (40:00)
Total: 13 miles
I was supposed to do 6 miles this morning, but I cut it short at 4. I was really overdressed and got overheated early on, which ruined me for the rest of the run. When I took Emma for a walk this morning it was 30 degrees. When I left to go for my run 45 minutes later, it was almost 50 degrees! I was dressed for running in 30 degrees, which was way too much for 50 degrees. I thought about shedding some layers and continuing on, but my energy was sapped and I was able to quickly talk myself out of continuing on. I plan on running another 4 tomorrow to make up for it.
I'm really enjoying training for this half-marathon. It is not nearly as overwhelming as training for a marathon. I don't know if I will ever run a full marathon again. I would like to think that some day I will, but my desire to do one in the near future seems to wane more and more each day. I would like to continue competing in 5ks, 10ks, and half-marathons - focusing on speed more than distance - and incorporating sprint and Olympic distance triathlons into the mix.
Stay tuned for future (separate) posts on public nudity and the Lenten season.