Fitness Friday: Back to Full Strength (but still drying out)

Workout Wrap UpWorkouts:

Saturday: 7 miles (12 minute pace)

Sunday: Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 + 5k (9:30)

Monday: Booty Barre

Tuesday: 5 miles (9:50)

Wednesday: rest!

Thursday: 5 miles, 8x400s in the middle (at 8 min pace)

Friday: Jillian Michaels 6 week 6 pack + 5k

After taking last week pretty easy to recovery from the Nashville marathon I'm back to basically my normal non-training routine. My priorities with running are (in order); stay injury free, have fun, get faster. As such my general plan is to cut 15 seconds off my different pace times every 3-4 months. So, before this last marathon my everyday run pace was about 10:15-10:30, and now I'm going to try to keep it right at 10. My LR pace was 10:45-11:15, so I'm going to aim to have that around 10:30-10:45. With the summer heat and humidity already setting in it's not exactly the best time to try to start running faster, but I'm just going to do what I can and stick to this type of workout schedule until July when I start training for marathon 3.

Monday night Dad drove into town to go to a Blue Wahoo's game with me. We had a lot of fun and the weather was gorgeous! We each took a selfie.

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Dad also bought this popcorn bowl that comes with $1 REFILLS. Surprisingly we only went through two bowls. We were both having to exercise much restraint. I remember growing up I would make a bag of popcorn almost every night in middle/high school and I know who I got that habit from!2014-05-05 19.10.38This was also my last week off before classes start so I've been trying to spend it relaxing and recharging. I'm about halfway through It Starts With Food and I have very mixed feelings toward it. I feel like it goes WAY to into the 'science-y' part behind how food effects your system (and if they say 'science-y' one more time I'm going to throw the book across the room.) At the same time half of their science-based chapters are spent giving analogies/metaphors for trying to 'dumb down' the information for more people to understand and for some reason it's just rubbing me the wrong way. I also feel like they don't do a very effective job of explaining why beans, peas, lentils, and peanuts are on their 'bad' food list. They did say this was more of a grey area that may be best for people to try out on their own to see how their body responds.

Even with those criticisms the book has me wanting to do a total diet overhaul. This last month my diet hasn't been very clean. For the two weeks before and after the marathon I kind of used that as an 'excuse' to eat way more than I actually needed to, and way more carbs than normal. So, I'm toying with the idea of trying to do the Whole 30 for Vegetarians. I need to finish the book first as I haven't even read the chapter specifically for vegetarians yet, but overall they advocate just eating REAL food which is my primary goal. 2014-05-06 18.26.08As much as I've tried to relax I'm still dealing with flood drama. The insurance guy came out and they gave me a couple hundred dollars to replace the carpets. I took it in somewhere to get an estimate and they said it would be much higher than that, so I'm going to use the money to pay off my credit card (my primary goal for 'No Money May!') and I ripped up the carpets myself and will be letting them air dry for a week before I re-install them and clean/detail the interior. 2014-05-06 14.34.08

Since I was able to pay off my card early I went a bit over my $50 budget for the week already. I spent an extra $15 at Fresh Market on sushi and a few other things. I'm still going to do my best to keep spending to only essentials the rest of the month! When I did my budget for May I forgot about mothers day, my Hashimotos medication, and renewing my UWF tag for the next semester, so there went another $125. #Life #PerpetuallyCostingMeMoney

I ran onto campus yesterday to get all my syllabi printed out for my classes that start next week. I'm pretty sure I blinked and my two week vacation was over. I'm teaching one online class, one night class 2x a week, and a day class 2x a week. So, I still get three day weekends and I'm still going to look for a part time job that can work around my teaching schedule. I have more goals and plans then I have $$ and I need to do whatever I can to change that! 2014-05-08 11.26.42

Check out the sunrise from my run yesterday. Who wants to come down and visit? Well, don't come this week as we are under ANOTHER flood advisory today and tomorrow! The sandbags are already out around my place and I'll probably be up all night Friday rocking back and forth on my bed trying not to have a nervous breakdown. Or, I'll just get all my shit up off the floor, and make a huge bowl of popcorn and watched Full House. I like that option better. 2014-05-08 06.05.25Assuming it doesn't rain all weekend I'm hoping to go for an 8 mile LR and my new LR pace. Mom and Dad are going to come out Saturday to go antiquing as an early Mother's Day celebration. Add in a trip to the library for some new movies and books and it looks like I've got a pretty splendid weekend ahead.

What are your plans for the weekend? Are you doing anything to celebrate Mothers Day?