Well it’s been almost four weeks since I started on this journey and it’s safe to say it has not been easy. There are days when I finish up the work day and the last thing that I feel like doing is working out, but I’ve never felt or looked better than I do now so that’s what keeps me motivated. Plus the fact that I remember that I’ll have to run 13 miles in less than 2 months, that’ll do it too.
Despite the fact that I typically workout on a regular basis, this is the first time in years that I’ve had a consistent workout schedule so it has really taken a toll on my body.
Here’s a breakdown of my workouts for the past three weeks. Once again, this is by no means an indication of exactly what you should do if you’re training for a half marathon, I’m just sharing my journey to the race, whether it’s successful or not (lol).
Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: Rope Burn Rope Class
Wednesday: 3 Mile Run
Thursday: 3 Mile Run
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 2.4 Mile Run
Sunday: 2 Mile Run + Abs
Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: Rest Day
Wednesday: 2 Mile Run
Thursday: CHAISEBands Class
Friday: At home Pilates Workout
Saturday: 2.5 Mile Run
How I’m Feeling/Changes: Though the workout schedule has definitely taken a toll on my body, I don’t think that I’ve felt or looked better in a very long time. My body is looking a lot more toned than it was and although my muscles are still adjusting to the consistent workouts, I feel healthier and have way more endurance than I had before.
I’m also definitely learning the importance of stretching. I was never an avid stretcher in the past so this is something that I’ve had to really learn how to do properly, which is a big reason I love incorporating some classes into my routine.
It’s crazy to think that I have less than 10 more weeks until the race!