Well hello there! Yup, I'm the world's worst blogger. Hardly any posts lately and the ones I have written don't contain any selfies or pictures of me with my hand on my hip!!! Oh, the horror! But what I can give you right now is a rundown of what's been going on in my little bubble of a world, sans cheesy selfies or teapot pictures.
Hmmmmm......what's that?? Kidding. Well, sort of.
|Weekly mileage since Jan. 1. The last three weeks have been sad but wonderful. May miles will mostly be race miles.|
Week 18 was the week of the Indy/Flying Pig double. I then took almost two entire weeks off from running!! <Insert collective gasp.> And ya know what?? The world did not end nor did I spontaneously implode! The Pig was my last marathon of the "season", which I proclaim as October through May. The months of May-October are oppressively hot here in Mississippi so I take this time (especially most of May, June, and July) to sort of go into a running hibernation. This is my time to rest my legs a bit, try some new cross training, and (most importantly) save some money. Sometime in July I'll start to increase my mileage again in preparation for my first marathon double in October. Until then, I will enjoy 20-ish mile weeks and a bigger bank account. Oh, wait. I do have one race planned for the summer. In June, hubby and I are going to visit his family in Colorado and I would just be dumb if I didn't also schedule a race while we are there. I got a smokin' deal on the Slacker Half Marathon - just $25!!!! Check out this elevation profile:
|Slacker Half Marathon Elevation Profile. Over 2000 ft net elevation loss. Source|
As you can see, I'm pretty much going to die. We start at over 10,000 feet and I am positive that I will not be able to breathe.
Remember my flabby arms?? No?? Well here's a reminder........
|Flabby arm selfie|
Oh, and I also have massive amounts of fat on my inner thighs and stomach, but I'll spare you a picture. I'm pretty much a mess all over. Since summer is low mileage, I decided that it might be a good idea to work on these ham hocks so I decided to invest in a personal trainer. Sure, I know how to lift weights and whatever, but I'm probably not going to do it with any regularity. I have committed to four months of personal training. I will actually work with the trainer one or two times per week and then he will write me plans for the rest of the week (goal is three total strength training sessions per week, either with him or on my own). The day I signed up, he took me through a 10 minute "sample" leg workout just to see what it was about. Two days later, I felt like I had just ran my first marathon and had to walk down the stairs backwards. Ugh. My goal at the end of this is to be able to do ONE unassisted pull-up, which I think is pretty laughable. We shall see.