It's been a busy couple of weeks. The kids have had recitals, concerts, and competitions. The school year is winding down and we are all ready to be done. We've started swimming back up, which takes lots of time, both driving and just being there.
I've been consistent with my workouts. Kettlebell is going VERY well. My shoulder pain is completely gone! That is amazing. Before starting Lauren's program I was overdoing it. I need to follow a plan, because, honestly, I have no idea what I'm doing, and it's too easy to get hurt! I've made steady progress with BE SLAM and I've even been able to get in some running.
Right now, running is my dilemma . I enjoy running, and I do think aerobic activity is important. I want to be able to run, but I want to keep strength training, and making gains with that. All of this and being a full time mom too! :) I have 5 weeks left to the BE SLAM program. She suggests taking a week off before beginning again. I'm thinking of doing the program backwards next time so that during the last 8 weeks I can ramp up the running and do a 10k.
Everything I've been reading seems to indicate that you can't really run a lot (like the amount needed for a HM) and strength train. But I'm thinking the strength training that is being talked about is for serious body builders. I have nothing against doing serious body building, but that isn't really my goal. I want to get stronger, like press 35#, squat 62#, conquer pull-ups and push-ups, kind of strong. I also want to keep running. I enjoy the runs, and a little part of me likes doing the races.
Right now I'm just thinking it all through.
So far this week I've run 6 miles and had 2 strength days, as well as doing some kettlebell conditioning after my runs. I also decided to add a 1 mile warm-up run to my strength days. Mostly because I do feel stronger after a short run, and also to get my heart rate up for my workouts. Tomorrow is another strength workout, and Saturday will be a "long" run of maybe 5 miles, plus more kettlebell conditioning.
Now to go and clean my house. It needs it.