Happy Sunday everyone!
It’s been a good week of training, blogging and overall living!
Since October 26th I have been blog hoppping with Kristy at Runaway Bridal Planner and 77 other bloggers. It was a lot of work and a huge time commitment but totally worth it. The only downside was that it made it hard for me to keep up with my usual blog favorites and now I have lots of catching up reading to do to see what everyone has been up to-thank Godness for a short work week and the long holiday weekend.
I had 2 spotlight days on the Blog Hop (you can read them here and here) which were fun to write and share. My favorite comments were most people’s surprise and kudos for me playing football. It’s so funny, since I have been playing for so long, I don’t even think about how cool it is as it is just my world but getting so many compliments on me playing reminds me that it is kind of cool.
Speaking of football. I continue to be so proud of my team. This season has been our toughest season in a while due to the fact that our regular QB is pregnant. We had 3 people step in and up to play QB for us this season and we ended the season 4-4 an ranked 10th out of 18th. I can’t remember the last time we were ranked that low. Well, somehow we made it to the playoffs, won 2 games in the 1st day of playoffs last Sunday and made it to the semi-finals today. We played and won our first game which got us to the Championship. Sadly we lost but at the end of it, I am so proud of my ladies. I mean who does that! Who finishes the season 4-4, squeaks into the playoffs and makes it to the Championship! We do! We are a Championship team headed by a great coach (who happens to be my husband)! Of course, I would have preferred to add another Championship to our accolades today but its all good-I couldn’t be more proud of my ladies heart and commitment this season. Our focus now is Nationals in January.
My last half of the year is the Rehoboth Half on December 5th. I have been doing a pretty loosey goosey training since I have been training and racing pretty much all year. My general training plan at this time has been:
Mondays-1-3 miles and abs
Tuesday: Weight Training or HIIT
Friday: HIIT and Yoga
Saturday: Long Run
This week I switched it up a little bit as I have transitioned back into straight weight training instead of HIIT. I plan to focus more on my strength during the off season with hopes of helping to reduce or prevent injuries next year.
This week’s training:
Tuesday: Legs and planks@ 2:03 had my abs on FIYAH!!!
Downward ladder from 1200-200.
Note to self-do not do a track workout the day after doing legs!! What was I thinking? LAWD HAVE MERCY!!
I still did pretty well and ran my fastest times surprisingly!
1200-5:29 [my fastest so far]
1000-4:23 [ my fastest so far]
800-3:42(I caught a cramp and walked a bit) [I think my fastest]
600-2:34 [my fastest so far]
My legs were DONE from weight training and track and my body was past tired!!! I was so happy for Rest Day!
2 for Friday with Upper Body weight training and heated Yoga
Saturday: 8 miles with Alanna
Overall a pretty good week.
I have to admit i am looking forward to wrapping up the 2015 run/race season with my last 3 races [YMCA 10k Turkey Chase, Rehoboth Half and The Jingle Bell Jog] of the year. I am looking forward to a relaxed off season.
How was your week? Did you race this weekend? Are you doing a Thanksgiving Day Race?
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