I Signed Up for a Race!
Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. My weekend was full of lots of highs and absolutely no lows.
I caught up on sleep, noticed Cecil is putting on weight (which is a good thing) and put together a training plan of sorts for myself, which you can check out in my latest vlog!
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I needed to put together a skeleton training plan because I signed up for a 5K!!!! It’s not until the end of March, so I’ve given myself plenty of time to increase my endurance safely.
Honestly I’m going to need all that time because running even one mile takes it all out of me these days. It’s amazing how much endurance I lost over the last year… like all of it! haha
Saturday I did my second one mile run and finished within seconds of the time it took me to do one mile on Wednesday. I guess this is my normal for right now; it’s good to have a baseline set from which I can track improvement.
I stuck to 3:1 intervals for this run, but at Ali’s suggestion I might back down to 2:1 intervals for my next run. She is also coming back from bilateral fasciotomies and said going to 2:1 intervals really improved the way she felt during the run.
I can’t even tell you how nice it has been to know someone going through the same things. Being able to compare notes and share tips is sooooo comforting.
I honestly think one of the best things about running again is just being outside (check the vlog for an update). I’ve missed the flowers, and trees and fresh air and… everything.
Even the pollen which drives my allergies up a wall and makes me sneeze nonstop :).
My flower garden is mostly blooming. The Snapdragons have all seemed to have died, but the other flowers are thriving. If the Snapdragons don’t revive by next weekend I’ll have to dig them up and exchange them for something else.
Adam put together this cute outdoor cabinet for me to store all of my gardening stuff. I absolutely love it and think it’s the perfect size (40 inches wide) for what I want to use it for :).
Overall really happy with how this weekend went and looking forward to the week ahead. I feel refreshed and ready to go!
Hope you have a great Monday! Talk again soon!
Best part of your weekend?
Anyone else signed up for a 5K next month?