Sunday, March 17, 2013

#ChiWomensHalf Training Update, Week 2

I hate it when weekends swirl past me. I never realize how quickly its happening until Sunday night hits and it's like—what. Over with? Damn. So I have to keep reminding myself that this happens because I'm busy doing things. For example, I spent a few hours on Saturday morning in this little room:

It's the staff fitness office at my gym, and it was in desperate need of some love and attention. There are 20-some people that flow through such a tiny little space on a regular basis and it showed big time. From a Bingo set to heart rate monitors that don't work, from old stinky shoes to magazines from 2008...holy mess. I have been dying to get my hands on this room since forever, and so I finally carved some time out of my schedule to get down and dirty with the dusty place. And in all honesty, it was kind of fun.

I am 100% all about a positive work environment, so cleaning the staff's office was a first step toward making sure that all of my teammates are happy at and proud of where they work. I think they'll like how it looks:

Now, to find some motivation for the empty walls. Love me some good motivation, as evidenced by the white board outside my own office:

But anyway, that's that.
Let me update you on my running game:

Not the best of weeks, I'll admit. Although every last run counts, I'm still in the very early weeks of training, so I'm not beating myself up too badly for missing that Thursday morning run. I don't take extra rest days too often, so when I do, I really need it. And I really needed it this week. But, I will also admit, that my other two runs were pretty good. I can pretty much crank out any mileage below six without a problem, but still—I have to make sure all these easy runs count because they're forming the base at which I'll run those longer miles.

Another thing I'm noticing: Yoga is taking a backseat to all of this training. I was doing Yoga every Wednesday, and then I switched it out for a day of running. I need to find a way to get it back onto my schedule. First thought: Do some yoga post-run, which means I need to absorb some of what's going on in my Tara Stiles DVDs so I can whip it out on my own. We'll see how that goes.

And now, I'm off to get ready for the morning. Baby girl is tucked away in bed, I've already got the laundry going...there's hope for me getting a good night's sleep, I think.

Question: What are some good yoga resources for runners? Got any links to DVDs and/or YouTube videos that I should be watching?

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Your struggles right now match mine. So thank you for helping me know it's okay and there's no reason to beat myself up over not fitting in yoga or not making all my runs this week. Because in the end, we'll still make that 13.1.

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