Monday, August 17

Checking in

So, as you might have guessed from the dearth of posts, I sort of fell off the yoga-every-day bandwagon back in June. (Nothing screws up a fitness plan like a sick kid because, well, priorities.)

And then I started debating purpose versus progress on my challenge-a-month plan.

In July I set no goals. I just ran.

And my weekly mileage started creeping up.
Weekend long runs started getting longer.
Huh.
No goals, but I was getting more miles at a faster pace?

10 days ago I ran 7.5 miles at a 9 minute pace, and still felt fresh the next day.
Last week I ran my highest weekly mileage since before I got pregnant more than 2.5 years ago.

I'm also still trying to keep the spirit of the challenge alive, but more like my old training schedule (run 3 days/week, cross-train 2 days, yoga and strength training at least 1 day each week).

In August I've been doing a full-body strength circuit every Monday, and running at least 3 days a week. It might not seem very challenge-like, but it's working for me, so I'ma gonna stick with it.

Saturday, June 20

Things I will miss when we leave Virginia

Virginia is a temporary home for us, and while I love to gripe about jerks in Metro, the high proportion of self-important assholes, and the godawful weather, there are a few things I will miss when we move: The tortilla chips from the Salsa Lady at the Old Town farmers market. Best chips I've had outside of Mexico. Peanut butter. Seriously. Georgia might have the lock on peaches, but Virginia has discovered the secret to amazing peanuts. The peanut butter here is like nothing I've ever had before. Mmm... Crosswalks. Unlike our last home, Pensacola, where cars hitting pedestrians seemed to be a spectator sport, most cars in NoVa actually yield to people on foot. Amazing. Alexandria/Arlington chapter of MRTT. Mother runners. Hundreds of them. Enough said.