Monday, April 25, 2011

Post-race blues?

I'm feeling pretty good, although I'm worrying the lack of exercise on the waistline. The problem here is that I haven't had any real motivation to run. I mean, it's fun while I'm running but good luck getting me out there. I've read that this is a common phenomenon. After achieving a major goal like completing a half marathon, many people get post-race blues and don't have much motivation to run. Why is that? I think it's because we've worked sooooo hard for so long that the break is extremely welcome. I believe it's 85% mental, 15% physical. Why this ratio? It sounded good. Yeah. I just made stuff up.

So I'm looking for other stuff to do besides just running. I tried a new workout today, and it was pretty cool. I got it from Men's Health, but I stole it for myself. Just because I'm a woman doesn't mean I can't do this workout too. This is called "Fire Up Your Fat Burners". While you're supposed to complete 15 sets in a count down sequence, Workout A was really hard! Rex and I only finished 3, and I also need to use a weight heavier than 5 lbs if I'm only doing a few sets. As I build up more endurance it'll be awesome. I think incorporating this workout into my running will make some great improvements.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I finally got a run in!

My skin is finally clearing up (mostly) and the infection is gone. Rex is still following his Couch to 5k plan (again, mostly) so I ran today's scheduled run with him. It was really nice to just relax and enjoy being out and active. It was a little cool today as well so we didn't feel like we were going to melt. His running is improving as well, so it was awesome today.

This Saturday I'm running the Run the River 5k. I don't know how I'll do, but I plan to take it easy and have fun. After the race, I'll visit the opening of Alpharetta's farmers market. Spring has officially arrived!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

While I'm healing...

Here's a cool story about the oldest woman to ever complete a marathon. She's 92!! Just an awesome reminder that no matter how old we are, we are capable of amazing things if we put our minds to it.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Okay I'm on a slight hiatus

Don't ask me how, because I can't explain it. Somehow last week I touched something I'm allergic to, and not only did I break out in a massive contact dermatitis rash (that we originally thought was a brown recluse bite), but then the rash got infected! Now I'm desperately trying not to scratch my arms because that spreads the rash. The antibiotics I'm on don't allow me to be in the sun, so no running for me unless it's in the dark and that's not for me.