Monday, January 26, 2015

Plugging along

Last week was good, but I may have to rethink my schedule.  Right now I have a plan of running plus kettlebell on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, then yoga on Tuesday (plus kettlebell swings) Thursday (no swings), and a long run on Saturday.  Sunday, which is a rest day, I do Yin or Restorative yoga.

On paper this works nicely, but in practice by Friday I'm shot.  My Thursday's are spent out, the entire day, and on Friday I'm wiped out.  Last Friday I ran but I had trouble doing kettlebell.  I want to keep up my strength work, so I'll have to see how this all works out.

My "long run" on Saturday was just 5 miles, but that's the longest I've ran in months.  I didn't hurt at all, and it felt so good to run more than 3 miles.  I ran a total of 15miles last week, which is back to the minimum that I want.  I'm making sure I get my push-ups and pull-ups done, which I think is the key for my strength work.

On a more fun note, I spent last Thursday at REI shopping. I went in there for SOL emergency blankets, for when my husband and I hike.  I end up spending $100.  Included in that was a map and a trail guide for The Big South Fork area.  I think it would be fun to explore that area this year.  It's a bit of a drive, but no more (and usually less) than the Smokey's.  I'm excited to do more hiking.  I love hiking and would prefer that over more races, which just seem to make me push myself and get injured.  I love being outdoors and on the trail, and I have a goal of at least 5 long day hikes with my husband this year, and at least 6 shorter hikes with the kids.  If it goes well, maybe my husband and I could do an overnighter.  We don't have the gear, so we'll have to see.

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