My exercise this week was definitely different from my usual week:
Saturday: Strength, yoga
Sunday: Walk – intended to run, but between a storm and a headache, it didn’t happen.
I had a huge NSV today at the zoo with O (his school is closed, so we’ve had a mommy-O day): He didn’t finish his french fries. We all know I have trouble with fries lately. I told myself that “training started – I’m an athlete” and I threw them away!!! Did I feel a little silly having “I’m an athlete” as part of my self-talk on day one of my first marathon cycle – a day without a run even scheduled? Sure. But it worked. 🙂
Since O and I are home today, I’ll have no excuse for not doing some strength training while he’s napping (not that he’s fallen asleep yet mind you) and then I’ll be able to ride the stationary bike while he’s watching cartoons later. I haven’t been on that thing in ages! I’m planning on taking my cross training a little more seriously this cycle. Really, this is my first – and possibly only – marathon cycle. It’s important to pay attention to all parts of training – rest, cross training, strength training, stretching/foam rolling, and nutrition – not just running. I feel like I’m ready for that amount of intention with a training plan, since it’s been a year since I’ve worked that hard to train. Glad to get started!
Anybody else counting the days until fall gets here?