Hi friends! Happy Saturday to you 😀 Mine’s been relatively low-key. I’ve been spending a bit of time with this little bumblebee:
Bailey is a bit ashamed about his halloween costume so he refuses to look at the camera.
Look at the little white stinger on his little butt! heh. He is too cute.
Anyway, like the title of the post suggests, I’ve been easing back into a workout routine. The first time I worked out since the half was this past Thursday. I attended a bikram hot yoga class (which I’ve done many times before) and it damn near killed me! I have never sweat so much and I barely had the energy to drive home. Granted, the class is difficult on a normal day but it just showed me that my body is still in recovery mode.
This morning I ran for the first time since the half. It was a standard 3.25 mile run. I felt fine, albeit a little bored. When I returned my toenail had reverted back to purple (it had faded since Sunday!) but overall my body feels good.
So what now? I have to admit, I’ve been feeling a little lost fitness-wise this past week. I’ve read about the post-race blues on a lot of blogs, but this is the first time I’ve really felt it myself! The half was amazing and I can’t believe that it is over and I have nothing to train for! I’ve learned that I am a girl that likes a plan. It is weird to look at my google calendar and not see all of my workouts planned out. Being that I seemingly had ants in my pants from not working out this week, I developed a new plan of attack, workout wise:
Until I start training for my next race, I am going to attend hot yoga 3x a week, body sculpt 1x a week, and run 2-3x a week. With two rest days because that’s how I like to roll. Bri is also going to develop some sort of program for me to get me on the way to completing a pullup! That is definitely on my list of things to achieve. Are you a planner when it comes to fitness?
As for racing, Bri and I plan on running the Marine Corps Marathon together next October 🙂 I’ll start training for that in mid-June. Since I want to run another half, I’m looking for one that occurs in late April/early May. I’ll start training for that at the end of February. Other than that the only races I have going on are a six mile trail run on Halloween and possibly a 15k the following weekend. We’ll see how I feel!
Alright peeps, I’m off to a girls night with one of my besties. She is moving to South Carolina in less than a month, boo 😦 Don’t leave me Christina!
Oh, before I go- notice a new link at the top of the page? I purchased a domain name! I’m now the proud owner of legallyfitblog.com. Woohoo!
Have a good one y’all!