So without any further ado, here is a recap of the week:
Monday: Spinning, of course. This week, I had a big class. The energy was through the rough and we even had some fun tracks on the house playlist, including the "Macarena!" Of course we had to spend the last several seconds of the track sitting upright on our bikes doing the arm movements to the dance. Everyone got a big laugh out of it and had fun doing so. That's what it's all about after all, working hard but having fun in the process. I knew I needed to work legs that day to so I did some barbell dead lifts and front squats. Added in some upper body as super sets and felt pretty good about my brief, but effective workout.
|Luckily I never have a shortage of hand towels thanks to all the football games we go to!|
|Got to start my morning off with my little early bird. Lincoln has never been a big fan of sleep, so I embrace our morning cuddles with the big fella.|
Wednesday: I didn't have much time to train on Wednesday, Hunter and I had a lot to do at work, so I got a quick, but potent lift in at our gym. For lower body, I only did kettle bell swings and hurdle squat jumps, then focused mostly on upper body. Later that evening, I was the hostess for our Moms Run This Town meet up at the Fleet Feet pub run. I was so excited for the opportunity to run with some gals I don't get to see very often as well as make new friends! Unfortunately, it was raining and dark, so my group only did 2 miles then headed back to the pub. A lot of us gals are racing over the next couple of weeks so we didn't want to risk getting hurt, plus we were really just there for the beer anyway, hehe. It's always such a great time hanging out the gals, enjoying a drink or two, discussing everything from our races to our jobs and families. I am not able to make much events so I take full advantage of our time together when I can.
|MRTT at Fleet Feet Pub Run|
Friday: The only time I have to workout on Fridays is right after I coach the 9am MetCon class. Hunter heads over to Yoga and I am have the gym to myself to get in another quick but potent lift. Typically focusing on all upper body, I did a lot of shoulders, biceps and triceps as well as core. Didn't want to be too sore for my last double digit run the following day. After our workouts, Hunter and I got some work done at the gym and headed to our favorite lunch spot, Jimmy Hula's, for a delicious post workout lunch! Then of course we and picked up our precious munchkins and enjoyed a fun afternoon at the park with them.
|Nothing better than getting some work done early morning then coming upstairs to these two!|
|This was actually my first ever gym mirror selfie, so I was pretty embarrassed getting this shot, lol|
Sunday: Family, laundry and meal prep day! The boys were just too excited for the day that they woke up super early to get it started. Hunter went for his run while the boys and I ran some errands, then we all headed off to soccer. I was hoping to get a quick little afternoon run in myself like I did last week, but meal prepping took a little longer than anticipated. It was probably a good thing though because with the race coming up, I definitely need to take my designated rest days. Don't want to over train or get hurt, yet again. Later in the evening we went over to a neighbor's house and they had a super delicious and healthy meal. It was such a fun evening and the boys, as well as Hunter and I, were super worn out from the exciting events of the weekend!
Final Thoughts: I switch back and forth between excitement and dread for this next marathon, and it all just depends on the day and the my most recent training run. The week started off a little rocky but I finished strong with a great run on Saturday. It's time to focus on tapering and resting up for the big day. Just trying to stay positive and focused. Most important thing is that I just give it my all, finish strong and leave it all out on the course!