Happy Friday Friends!!
How are you?
There have been some significant changes in my life this week—most importantly I GOT A NEW JOB. Yes, a new job with a pretty big pay increase and great benefits. Since I have been at my current job for nine years the departure has been nothing less than emotional. What is it like to leave a position after so long? That deserves its own separate sappy post. 🙂
Most of all, I am happy.
More on that soon. In the meantime let’s get into Friday Fitness shall we?
Monday: 4 Miles
Tuesday: Spin Class (Peloton)
Wednesday: **double header!** 30 minute personal training session (early) HIIT class (late)
Thursday: 4 Miles
Saturday: Long run (6 or 7 miles? Maybe more?)
OH MY GOSH. Marathon Training has been sneaking up on me slowly and finally it’s here. Looking over the plan it looks fairly manageable—I will be running 4 times a week which is not what I am used to (3 day a week girl here) so that will be an adjustment. The fact that I am even marathon training hasn’t event really settled in yet. I think I might be the first in my family to complete a marathon—not to add any additional pressure to myself but this is kind of a big deal.
Now with the new job it will be SUPER interesting trying to figure out WHEN to get my miles in. Thankfully there is a Blink Fitness on the same block as my new job, but what will I do when training calls for me to run 8 miles during the week? Since I am a slow runner that would mean I’d have to carve out a 2 hour block for running which is insane when I have children to pick up and drop off plus that little thing called a full time job. I will figure it out though. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Don’t forget I am running the NYC Marathon for charity! You can donate to the Ronald McDonald House on my behalf by clicking here. Any donations are appreciated!!
I have to quickly get used to the fact that I am not going to be able to cross train as much as I used to—at least for 4 months. I can deal right? I have already suspended teaching Zumba at the dojo until after marathon training.
This week I went to my favorite cycling studio Peloton Cycle for an amazing Rolling Stones ride that was so great. I also found myself doing a lot of pushups and body weight exercises with the personal training session at Blink (review and giveaway coming soon!) and a HIIT session with Jabra Sports Coach (review upcoming as well) that kicked my tail later on that day.
NYRR has a pretty light schedule during the summer which is good—they won’t tempt me to run in the heat. 🙂 My next race is at the end of August—it’s the inaugural France 8k which is super interesting because it falls on a week where I have to do 14 miles of training. Looks like I will be spending lots of extra time in Central Park.
Thank you guys so much for all the tweets, retweets, facebook shares and support of my Amanda Bingson Post. She actually was sweet enough to reply to the post I wrote:
I love her.
How was your fitness and wellness week? Have any marathon training tips for me?