Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday Mismash

After my admission of being a slacker on Tuesday, I have really tried to step it up a little bit and get back on track.

Tuesday - 3.8 mile walk followed by arm work and abs
Wednesday - 40 minute spin
Thursday - the day I need to make a rest day - 5 mile walk/run. Walked 2 miles/ran 2 miles/walked 1 mile.

Today I plan to rest as I just don't know if I can fit it in. We have a very busy day  - I know, we all have busy days. Since I am already awake my only choice is to stay up late and right now I am exhausted. I do have to go home from work to wait for the cable guy, maybe I can squeeze it in then. Time will only tell.

I am having a bit of a issue, I call this a good problem though. I have so much I want to do  - that I can't focus down on just one thing. I am really bad and training for multiple things at one time. I don't know how people train for Tri's I would get overwhelmed.  Here is my issue: I only like to run 3-4x a week, this would include walking long distance, as well. On other days I like to Spin, do weights and Hot Yoga, which I haven't done in forever.

I have the following events on my plate for the rest of summer and fall:
Because I haven't mentioned it enough my goal this year is to complete the 3-day walk without to much pain and suffering. That is my number 1 goal, everything else along the way is bonus.  The problem is the 3-day training plan has you walking 4 days a week. I know many people would just get there running in on the off days, but that overwhelms me and my body starts to breakdown.  Do I just back off on the races until the 3 day walk? Or do I go into the events I have signed up for knowing that I am just going to walk them? I have a love/hate relationship with running. I hate training for events, but love events. I guess if I walk/run the events I still get to enjoy the fun part. I have to get it out of my mind that my times are not going to matter.

My second issue - I really want to get back into Hot Yoga but the monthly membership is as much as my gym membership. Do I cancel my gym membership and switch to Hot Yoga? I only use the gym for Spin class and occasionally going to the pool with my daughter. I need to make my mind up before the 20th when my membership renews.

 How do you nail down your focus when you have a bunch of events scheduled? Pick one to focus on training for and the rest are extra?

Three fundraising events going on right now


  1. Wow, that's a lot of events. I say do them, but not for time. Since you love the events so much, it's okay to keep them on your schedule, just not in a competitive capacity. Not sure about the Hot Yoga issue. If you had to choose, which one brings you the most satisfaction? You cold always do hot yoga for a few months and then switch back to the gym.

  2. That is a lot coming up for you. I would say focus on which one is most important to you or which one you are most worried about. I can't imagine doing hot yoga right now since it's so hot outside so I don't know what to say about that one other than maybe checking to see if they will cut you a deal for 3 months or look for deals at other hot yoga locations (if you have any).

  3. whew, your summer and fall plate of races is FULL...i'm feeling like a slacker now, thanks! Ha! kidding, but I do need to find me some races! ASAP!!!!

  4. I love Hot Yoga. I have done it a couple times with my sister. I dont focus, I usually try to cram everything in and overwhelm myself. LOL..