Getting a workout in during these cold months is tough. It is so tough to roll out of a warm bed or get or bundled up to get out for a run. Let’s see what kind of decisions we made this week.
Kerry: Boot camp started up again this morning after a 2 week break. I don’t think we have ever had a 2 week break. I was excited to get back. We are now indoors which certainly helps a little bit-especially a day like today when it was 9 degrees. Even though I went to boot camp, I still had to get my run in as part of the Winter Warrior Challenge. When I got back from boot camp I headed out for a quick 1 mile run.
Lara: My good habits died hard when I had vacation and I’m trying to get back into it again. Monday yoga used to be a thing and I’m trying to make it a thing again. So here it is. Yoga Monday. I started Day 1 with Yoga with Adriene’s 30 Day Yoga figuring that was a good place to start.
Kerry: It was so cold this morning but in all honesty, I think I am getting used to it. I got out for a run this morning. I ended up doing 3.5 miles. I had originally set out on a 3 mile loop but at one point during the run, I stopped my watch at a traffic light and I forgot to start it back up. I needed my watch to read at least 3 miles so I ended up going a half mile further to compensate. I suppose I could have just manually edited my run but that would have been too difficult! 🙂
Lara: At least I’m still keeping up with my lunchtime workouts at work. Today was a Nike Training App workout. There were a lot of lunges and jump squats. I know that my quads are going to be hating me but I need to get them stronger, so they need to just suck it up.
Kerry: Today was a boot camp day. Even though I had boot camp, I still had to get my daily mileage in. It was rainy and windy but I ran a quick mile before boot camp started. Today’s boot camp workout was great! At the beginning of the workout we were given a pen and paper and were told to document all our reps. We did a minute each of a bunch of different exercises. We got through most twice and the goal was to try to beat your first number the second time around. I loved it! Definitely a workout that worked everything.
Lara: It was an absolutely gorgeous Spring day today. Too bad its the middle of January and completely uncharacteristic. Typical New England tease January thaw. I would have loved to run outside today at lunch time, but my workout partner wasn’t prepared so we went for a very brisk walk instead. It was fantastic. I now can’t wait for spring to come. (nothing new there though)
Kerry: One of my goals for the new year was to really try to focus on running this year. And by focus, I mean, try to get better–run more races and get faster. I decided to incorporate a speed workout today and did a tempo run. I took the first mile slow for a warm-up and then did 2 miles at tempo pace. The last mile was a slower recovery mile. It was a good workout but definitely a tough one. It was unseasonably warm too so no winter gear needed. An added bonus!
Lara: The warm weather held up for another day today. And I did get that lunchtime run in. I had a random long sleeve in my bag that would make for a perfect outdoor run attire. Although it worked out, my clothes were totally mismatched, but no one said that runners needed to be matchy right? I actually got a bit too warm by the end and wanted to strip to my tank, but that probably wouldn’t be incredibly smart.
Kerry: I did not want to get out of bed today. I really wanted a rest day but I had to get out and do at least a mile. That is exactly what I did–1 mile.
Lara: Fridays have been my rest day lately and I kept it that way today. As noted earlier this week, my quads would hate me and they kind of do. There are random pulls and pains that I need to pay attention to. Also, as noted earlier, I started 30 days of yoga on Monday with day 1 and have yet to move on to day 2. Wonder if that will ever be something I do…
Kerry: I got out for a long run this morning. I got 9 miles in. It was freezing out and I honestly didn’t think I could handle it after the first 2 miles. My legs felt numb. Eventually I warmed up and I was good to go. I am not sure if it was the cold weather or what but my pace was awesome! Last week I ran 8 miles in 1:10 and this week I ran 9 miles in 1:12! I couldn’t believe it. I am feeling good and I am glad to be feeling my love for running again!
Lara: I woke this morning not feeling in tip top shape. I did dress for a workout, but it didn’t happen. Although I’m frustrated with my lack of running motivation, I am trying not to be too hard on myself.
Kerry: I headed out for a recovery run today. I did 3 miles at a nice easy pace.
Lara: It was a struggle, but I got my butt out the door today for a long run. Outside! I had in my head to do 8 miles. I just ran. It wasn’t easy. My first 5 miles were positive splits. But at mile 6 I knocked off 50 seconds. I probably could have gone longer, but since this was my longest run since the marathon, I need to be careful. I actually got a little depressed during my run when I thought about it. The marathon was tough and now every long run I have, I feel like it’s just going to be as difficult. This is one mental barrier that is going to take longer than normal to breakdown.