Sorry about being MIA over the holidays. It is always craziness down south. My husband and I are both only children, so we are showered with attention when we visit. I spent a lot of time with my family and catching up on my yoga practice. My mom, who is also a yoga teacher, and I went to a class every day that I was home and had a great time experiencing some new instructors. Taking new classes reminds me to step outside the box when I teach and is a great way to jumpstart a more challenging practice. AND…while at home, my mom and I cooked up some fun plans for this Valentine’s Day (the day before the A1A Half). Check it out…
I figured that this would be a wonderful way for me to curb the nerves for the race and it is a fun thing to do with my mom!
So, you may be wondering how I did for my holiday training. …It was pretty bad. I spent most of my time doing yoga and hanging with family, and not too much time running (although I did get a few runs in). Despite my lack of training, I think I needed some time to check out and concentrate on lowering my stress levels and practice mildfulness. However, now I am back in Indiana and ready to get back to the roads, at least with a little bit more consistency. My training this week will be with an intention of going slow and long. My husband promised to join me for a few runs, so I’ll have some company.
Monday: Much needed rest!
Tuesday: 5 miles slow and yoga
Wednesday: 5 miles and yoga
Thursday: Hike along Knobstone trail
Friday: Trail run 4 miles
Saturday: Hike along Knobstone trail
Sunday: Hike and run 8 miles
Total: 22 miles
How is your training going? Have the holidays made it a little harder to get it done? Don’t beat yourself up about it, just make it a priority in the next few weeks. Happy New Year everyone!