Yesterday was Day 1 of my half-marathon training...actually it was the official 1st day, I have been running for about 8 months now. My run was a nice slow 3 mile run. It was not raining, which was a major bonus for this time of year, and it wasn't too cold. My warm up consisted of about 8 minutes of walking, karaokes and stretching. For those of you who don't know what a karaoke is, it's like a grape vine step but faster.
When I woke up, much to my surprise, the sun was shining. I knew I had to get up right away and get ready for a run before the rain started in again. So I got up and had myself some coffee and woke up a bit, then it was off to get dressed for running. When I run I usually wear compression Capri's (the tight stretchy things) with a body armor undershirt and a t-shirt, and then I add a booty wrap to finish it off. Other times I wear compression Capri's with a running skirt and a workout tank. My shoes need to be replaced as I have worn off most of the sole, so I am getting ready to go address that situation next.
Today was supposed to be my rest day but things didn't go the way I had planned. I am training my daughter to run a 5K with the basic couch to 5K program, so we decided to start today. We did the walk 5 minutes run 1 minute routine and I have to say, she did pretty good. We have to work on her pace, she tries to run to fast and then she's out of breath or gets a stitch in her side. I showed her how to get rid of the side stitch and she made it to 36 minutes of walk/run intervals, all in all, we had a great workout together.
So much for a rest day...my son comes home and decides that I need to go workout at the local YMCA with him. We start on the Adaptive Motion Trainer, me for 15 minutes and Jesse for 40 minutes. After finishing my 15, I decided to do some spinning while he finished his workout and somehow I got roped into a 60 minute spin class. So there I am half-way into my class and he's finished, so I corral him into taking the last 30 minutes of spin. By the time I got home tonight I felt good but wrung out tired. Not quite the rest day I had planned, but that's fine...there's always tomorrow.
"Limitations only exist if you let them"
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