Hello blogging best frienz.
I’m still waiting for some photographs from yesterday’s tempo race. (I’m patenting that name-tempo race). Just to not be dramatic and keep you in suspense-I did exactly what I wanted to do and ran it in a 7 min/mile pace. I have no complaints.
Here is one photo of that lovely gal that I chat about often Jenna. We swim together, we run together and of course eat massive amounts of quiche together.
Yes I ran in a cotton shirt and gloves. It was sleeting.
Anyways-is this week over already? Good god.
This blog is going to serve to wrap the end of the month of September and the week for me. Since it really did both, no?
Stats for this week:
5 swim practices (roughly 25,000 yards)
48.6 miles (all of these miles were very easy and laid back minus the four that were my tempo run). Pain free miles (which they all were)=Happy Hollie.
1 weight lifting session
I will own up to this now and say I did not do my core exercises and lacked on my gym time… my core does not feel stronger. Hopefully my coaches don’t read this. Just kidding-not that I have a lot of excuses but I had 3 papers and 2 speeches this week so I was pretty busy this week, and although my blog is primarly about my running and swimming and life adventures academics>workouts.
Goals for next week:
Swimming: 5 practices
Running: 50 miles (I have a ten miler on Saturday that I plan to run as a uptempo I think…more on that later on in the week)
2 weight lifting sessions
Doesn’t that look oh so exciting? I’m flying home on Thursday (Holla!) so I’ll have to do the written practices that he emails us solo style. I’m not too worried about it…maybe I’ll go to a club practice…who knows.
On to reviewing the month of September. (Seems like an orange color right?)
It was a rather weird month for me-I could finally begin running again (YAY), we started swimming again(…opinion to be decided). I hated swimming the very first few weeks, but I’m finally getting back into it. It’s not that I hate swimming per say, I’m just growing tired of it and running right now is such a more exciting new feature in my life.
I’ll relate it to this. If someone hands you a 100 dollar bill and a 20 dollar bill at the same time and says which one would you have…well obviously the 20 is still nice you would rather have the 100. That is how I feel between running and swimming…meaning I would rather be able to devote more time to running but I do still enjoy swimming.
I didn’t make any goals of September, just to take ease back into running. Which I did. So success.
My goals for October are relatively the same. Continue to run and swim and stay injury free. Keeping it simple is how I roll.
Finally-The winner of this week’s Fashion Friday Real Girl challenge is….
Tara! So email me your address gurrll! (email@example.com)
Next week for Fashion Friday is:
Your favorite workout outfit. Running, swimming, elliptically, jazzersizing, spin…anyways submit those photos all week (and I know not one of you reading can you tell me you don’t own workout clothes).
Questions for you:
- Favorite/Best workout of the week?
- Any goals for October? (Maybe I’ll steal yours and call them my own)