Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Training Tuesday

Training Tuesday is officially back! Hopefully this means I'll also have some training to post about!

After slacking off taking a break from running for almost a month, it's time I lace up my shoes again. The WDW Marathon is now just under 31 weeks away and I know that I have a long road of training ahead. 

To kickstart my marathon training, I bought a new pair of shoes. They're the same as my other Brooks, just a different color. I have a good feeling about these pink guys. I've dubbed them "my marathon shoes." ;)

Daily Strength Training
In addition to getting back on a regular running schedule, I've been doing a strength training routine every night. It's mostly push ups and sit ups with some of the moves from Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred.
   15 push ups
   15 sit ups (I use an exercise ball)
   15 squat and presses
   10 squats w/ weights*
   15 dumbbell rows
   15 push ups
   15 sit ups
   15 lunges w/ bicep curl
   25 squats w/ weights*
   15 push ups
   15 sit ups
   15 side anterior raise w/ side lunge
   15 push ups
   15 sit ups
     *extra squats added to complete 50/day for the June squat challenge

It's simple enough that I can watch tv at the same time, yet is still a good work out. I'm hoping this will help with my running speed and stamina.

Weekly Recap
Tuesday: 2 miles
Wednesday: 2 miles
Thursday: rest
Friday: 3 miles
Saturday: rest
Sunday: rest
Monday: 2 miles

June squat count: 450

Work and life have been crazy, so I'm really enjoying my running to just clear my head and forget it all. Not to "let it go," cause let's face it, when I walk through my front door again, I get it all back. ;) 

A little funny moment one of my tellers had at work at our bank- a customer gave her this slip for a change order. I am not by any means making fun of what got lost in translation, but it did make me giggle. :)

How was your week? Have you ever had shoes that you had high hopes for?


  1. LOLOL that is quite the mis-spelling!

    Sounds like you have a great grasp on running and strength training again. Looking forward to following your training Tuesdays again! :0)

    1. I'm excited to get back into the swing of things. :)

  2. That is too funny!

    YAY for getting training underway! You had a great week, great job!! :D

    1. Thanks, Karen! Feels good to get out there again!