Mighty Mommy Monday – Training Week 2

It’s Mighty Mommy Monday! Abbie of Farmer’s Daughter and I have decided to challenge you on a weekly basis.  Claim the Mighty Mommy title for yourself — every day, not just Mondays. Every week, we’ll host a link up for you to tell us what you’re doing to take care of your health: workouts, menu plans, how to keep your family active, etc. I’ve set a few goals for 2014, but my biggest is to swim a total of 30 freestyle miles this year AND run a half marathon in October! Join us!


11weeks out from race day and I am following the Hal Higdon plan for novices. 3-4 days of running, 2-3 days of cross training and 1 rest day. Week 1 was a success… even with being out of town all day on Thursday, so I’m pretty confident in how the days are laid out!

This week:
Monday – “stretch and strengthen” I only plan to spend time on weights and abs today since I will be walking a LOT with my mother-in-law in the afternoon.
Tuesday – run 3 miles {still working hard to get closer to 12 minute miles}
Wednesday – Cross Train. I’m planning to get a good bike ride in… you know, variety. 🙂
Thursday – Run 3 miles + strength {either weight routines or a 30 minute kettlebell session}
Friday – 30 minute swim

Saturday – REST!!!! {Or go to Lake Erie with family, either way, no running}

Sunday – 4 mile run

I ran 4 miles on Sunday. I’ve NEVER, ever done that. Ever. This is our month where Sundays are short service days for us, so as soon as we got home, I ate another breakfast {don’t judge, I’m hungry most of the time} and then headed to the Y. I wasn’t sure about the weather and after losing my key on the bike trail two weeks ago, I’m paranoid about going back. So I hopped on the treadmill with the plan to make it at least 2 miles and then run the remainder on the track. However, I quickly realized that my motivation was flagging and if I got off the treadmill too early, I probably wouldn’t finish. The good news is that I spent the entire church service stretching out my left calf {the elderly lady next to me gave me the stink eye several times, but I swear, my feet were clean and I was not being disruptive… I just kicked my sandals off for effectiveness}. And I really think because of a 45 minute stretch that’s why my leg didn’t hurt nearly as much as I’ve grown to dread.

Anyway, at almost 3 miles, I realized that if I didn’t get off the treadmill ASAP, I would regret it. I totally forgot to potty before I came to the gym and it is a lesson I will not soon forget! Finished my last mile… I’d like to say strong, but to be honest, I was just barely making it… and then walked for about a quarter of a mile to cool down. Even with the potty stop and the transition to the track, I did fairly well with my time and I was super proud of the accomplishment.

This week, I have to make adjustments to my routine and will again next week as the pool is closed for repairs… perhaps that will be a great day for a family hike instead!

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