I’m officially back in training for a half marathon, and boy does it feel good! Not only does it feel good to be back running regularly, but it also feels good to be focused on working towards a long term goal – running my first postpartum half marathon. While I’m obviously excited about being back in training, I’m also trying to not push myself too hard too quickly. Since we still don’t have clear enough sidewalks or trails in our area, my training was solely on the treadmill this past week, which allowed me to set the treadmill at an easy pace and force myself to not try to run faster than I should be.
In addition to getting back into the training groove, this week was also exciting since we traveled to Illinois. Not only was it little man’s first airplane ride (which he slept for all of!), but we also spent the weekend with family and friends celebrating little man’s baptism. He was baptized in the same church that Preston and I were married in, by the same priest, so it was an extra special and meaningful service.
I’m hopeful that this coming week will be just as successful as my first week of training was, but as those of you who have children know, its all about taking things one day at a time and going with the flow.
Mon 2/1 – 3.10 mile run on the treadmill, 0.40 mile cool down walk, 25 minutes of weight training (upper body, lower body, and abs)
Tues 2/2 – Rest day
Wed 2/3 – Baby Strong Workout – 15 minutes of stair climbing (0.79 miles), 15 minutes of strength training (upper body and abs)
Thurs 2/4 – 3.10 mile run on the treadmill, 0.44 mile cool down walk
Fri 2/5 – Travel/rest day
Sat 2/6 – 3.50 mile run on the treadmill, 0.33 mile cool down walk
Sun 2/7 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 11.66 miles
Total ZOOMA Mileage – 11.66 miles
QOTD: What was one of your training highlight’s from this past week?