Running and Lifting
Happy Monday! Today is actually a very happy Monday for me because I don’t have to work today due to President’s Day. I have spent this long weekend running, lifting, shopping, sleeping and spending time with Adam and Cecil. All of the main things I enjoy most in this life.
Saturday I started the morning with a run which is totally bizarre because I am not a morning runner, but it felt good to get endorphins early in the day.
Adam was supposed to go to fly out to France for work on Saturday but his trip got cancelled, which was the best news ever because we both didn’t want him to have to go on this trip. I had an extra pep in my step knowing he would be home all weekend!
Sunday Adam asked me if I wanted to go shopping which was very exciting for me because he never wants to go shopping :D. I was like hallelujah, you don’t need to ask me twice, let’s go!
I’m currently on a mission to replace all of my old running clothes. Mostly because I have been running in the same clothes since I joined the sport in 2012 and it’s time for a change.
I should not be using the same sports bras from so many years ago. Now that Adam is filming me more for instagram videos and the vlog I can see how unsupportive my bras are and I’m like, oh Lord have mercy!
Speaking of which, here’s a video of me just casually deadlifting 200lbs, no big deal.
No joke nothing makes my body hurt like deadlifts. When I wake up the next day my hamstrings are so sore I could almost cry. But then I stretch them out and a week later I forget about the pain :).
Running these days is leaving me a little sore too. My right calf tends to feel the most sore after each run but within a day it goes away. I’ll definitely be sticking to a 3 day a week running schedule up until my 5K at the end of next month. At that point I might increase to 4 days a week or I might stick with 3 days a week for a while longer. We’ll see how my body feels.
I do remember when I first started working with a coach back in 2013 one of the first things she had me do was increase the amount of days I was running. At that point I went from 4 days to 5 days and then up to 6 days a week. I ran 6 days a week for a couple of years, and I earned all of my PR’s while running 6 days a week.
If I’m being honest I’m not sure I want to run 6 days a week again mostly because I don’t think I can continue to lift heavy and run that many days. I know other people manage it but I don’t know if my body is built for that. We’ll see … I’m sure figuring out the right formula will take some trial and error this year, but I’m looking forward to it.
Anyway, time for me to get on with the day – I hope you have a great Monday!
Do you have today off of work for President’s Day?
How many days a week do you like to run when training for a race?