We’re back to another Monday, but instead of relaxing by the pool taking a trip to the beach, I am back to work today. I can’t believe the summer is over already. It’s crazy how fast it went. But I’m excited to be back and I’m working on my room and getting things ready for Open House. I also can’t believe I’m on Week 2 of half training. I’m only going to talk about my training briefly since I did share my runs in yesterday’s post, but it went really well. I had some really good runs and am pumped for this week’s training. My pace was slow but it needed to be. I will get that up.I also wanted to share something exciting with you. I have just become a #SweatPink Ambassador.
The Sweat Pink program by Fit Approach is a movement founded by Jamie and Alyse. It’s a community of women who are passionate about health and fitness, who are here to inspire and empower women to reach for their goals through healthy habits. It’s a community of women who are bold and want to lift others up and help people. It’s where tough and pretty meet.
I am so excited to be part of an amazing group of women that wants to help women become the healthiest person they can be. It’s exactly what I strive to do and I can’t wait to see where this takes me.
Have you seen the sweatpink hashtag floating around Instagram? What do you think is something empowering women can do to help each other?
We’re back at another Sunday, and not just any Sunday. Today is my last day off before I go back to work tomorrow. While I’m excited to get back to work, I’m also wishing I had a few extra weeks off. I sure am enjoying the time home. I’ve been spending quality time with TJ and the kids and getting in some great workouts. Speaking of, here’s this week’s workouts.
PiYo:Core. It was definitely a little tougher than I thought but a pretty good way to spend a Sunday.
I officially began half marathon training
with a 3 mile run. I finished the day’s workout with some PiYo: Upper Define.
It was new workout day!! PiYo: Buns…wow, what can I say! That workout kick some serious booty, but there was something about it I really liked and am looking forward to doing again.
It another 3 miler today that wasn’t bad at all. I maintained my pace, which isn’t back to where I was before taking my little running hiatus but it was still a good run, and fir the first time, I had negative splits. Wahoo!!! I came home to do another round of PiYo: Core for the week to round out my day.
It took it easy today. Knowing the weekend was going to be full of tougher and longer workouts, after some PiYo: Lower Define, I called my workout for the day done.
Today was a rest day from PiYo, but I had another 3 miles on the schedule for my half training. I actually didn’t want to go. For whatever reason, I just wasn’t feeling it, but I went anyway, and I’m glad I did. It went really well and I felt fantastic. It left me with a good feeling for Saturday’s long run.
Phew! My first long run of half training; a good 5 miler. My target pace was 11:19-11:40. I didn’t hit but I pushed myself and I was faster than any of the other runs I had this week, so I was quite happy with it. Once I got home, I still had PiYo to do. Sweat was up today, and boy did I sweat. LOL!! My legs were on fire after the workout. Between a 5 mile run and Sweat, I had some shaky legs when I was done. LOL!
How was your week of workouts? Did you try anything new? How about start training for a fall race?
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, then you may have seen I completed my first training run for the Rock N Roll Half in November.
If you don’t follow me on either of those you should, just sayin.
My training kicked off on a good note too. I made sure to take it slow, and the run was fabulous. It was humid but it wasn’t unbearably hot. I was full of energy. I definitely hope to pick up my slow run speed over the next few months, but right now I’m happy with my run and excited to see how I progress.
Once I got home I popped in PiYo: Upper Define to finish off the day’s workouts. I love getting my workouts in, in the morning. It makes me more productive throughout the day.
Are you training for any races? Have you started training yet? When is your favorite time to workout?