Training Journal Week 8

The weeks have been flying by lately, and once again I find myself behind on writing my weekly training journal! Part of the reason I’ve been struggling to get these done lately is that back in February I joined the Health Central team as a monthly contributor! Since then I’ve been writing two posts a month, and you can catch up on all of my articles here. This is an awesome opportunity to reach a much larger audience than I usually do, but it’s left me struggling to create additional content for this blog.

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Training Journal Week 5

The Good

I finally got that gym membership! It didn’t happen Monday as planned, but I finally made it there on Friday and kicked off a four-week circuit training plan and did some hill training on the elliptical.  I haven’t been to a gym (outside of hotel gyms while traveling) since back when I lived in the North End and there was still a Planet Fitness in Government Center – maybe six or seven years now? All of the training that I’ve done in the last year and a half has been at home, running or at yoga. But after last August’s Spartan race, I know that I’m going to need to push myself a lot harder in order to be better prepared for my first Spartan of the season on June 4th. To the extent that I even thought about going to Home Depot and buying a bucket and a fifty-pound bag of gravel to fill it to carry up and down my street… Spartans are not normal people.

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Training Journal Week 4

The Good

I might have gone a little overboard last week, but let’s just say I killed it. Five workouts including two hot yoga classes, upper body + core, kettlebells and a two-hour yoga workshop! So much yoga! As I mentioned in last week’s recap, I was feeling pretty humbled and disappointed with my practice on Sunday. Stuff like that used to send me spiraling, but instead, I went home and signed up for a super challenging class on Friday… Then one on Wednesday… And then the workshop on Sunday to round out the week. I’m still humbled by the areas in which I can improve, but more than anything I feel inspired to get back to a regular yoga practice to help me balance out my other training goals.

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Saturday Morning at the Barre

When my friend, Jen forwarded me an email for a free barre class, I debated over wanting to go. I’ve heard about barre for a while, and I’ve only avoided it to this point because I hate obsessive fitness trends. I’m also a savage who prefers her kettlebells – that’s just how I roll. I eventually said “yes” if for no other reason than Jen is always down to run races with me, and so I didn’t want to leave her hanging.

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