Monday, April 23, 2012

Week 1 of Marathon Training - Conquered

Woot Woot!! I did it, I completed week one of my marathon training. For my cross training, I have been doing Self's Drop 10 Challenge, which while being a short strength training workout, is certainly effective. Tuesday's run was cut short because of picture day at soccer, but I was still able to get in 3 miles, and Thursday's run was a nice 4 mile run with a friend. Those are the best of both worlds, a nice, soothing run and some great girl talk. Friday would have normally been my XT day, but I needed a break, so it became my rest day.

This weekend was a challenge with my youngest son, so I brought out the bikes and went for a bike ride with him on Saturday. I let him choose the route, so we road to my in laws' house and back, giving us a 5.76 mile ride. It's been a long time since I've been on a bike, and I forgot how hard and enjoyable it is. I'm hoping to make it a regular occurrence with him. Later on in the day, both boys and I played a few games of Knockout basketball. I still don't have a clue how to play, but we had fun anyways :)

Sunday brought my long run day, and the day's plans turned out to be full, that I wasn't sure I was going to get one in. After moving two "new to us" couches into the house, I wasn't even sure I wanted to run. But, I was afraid of the wrath of my accountability partners, so I hopped on the treadmill. I thought, even if I could get close to my scheduled 8 miles, I would be happy. Well, I have to say, I'm proud of myself. I completed the entire 8 miles, and I even bumped up the speed on the treadmill.

All in all, I have to say week one was a complete success. Now on to week two. Fingers crossed!!!!