Thursday, June 28, 2012

Making It Happen

Before the race I was going to bed early, scheduling my workouts and making them happen, and just in more of a routine in general.  Without the race and a training schedule, I am missing that drive of accomplishing a set goal and thus not taking care of myself in some of the ways that I need to be.  Time to reboot!


I love running, but not so much when it's 90 degrees outside.  I miss those perfect spring days in 50s and 60s.  Heck, I'd even take the 40s over the heat!  So what's a girl to do?

Hit the trail early!  The temps are cooler.  Doing my workout first thing in the morning would get it out of the way.  I'd have an incentive to go to bed early.  Isn't working out in the a.m. supposed to give you more energy too?

Check the forecast.  I could stalk the weather and look for cooler days.  I could try and schedule runs during rainstorms, my Garmin is waterproof after all!

Suck it up.  I could just go do it.  I see people running in the park when it's 95 degrees out and think, why?!  I should switch up my mentality and say, that girl is a boss, weather doesn't define her workout.  I just need to add some extra hydration, walk breaks as needed, and a "I don't care what I look like running in this sports bra, it's too hot for a shirt" attitude and I'll be all set.

Other Workouts

Remember that Groupon?  Well it's now or never, so looks like it's now!  I'm looking forward to trying hot yoga and zumba both for the first time.  I'm a little nervous about doing yoga in an organized setting (as opposed to my living room where I do whatever stretches I feel like when I get bored with what they're doing on the video), but I'm sure I'll be fine.  I'm super pumped for zumba because I think it's going to be right up my alley since I love to dance and I like learning choreography.

Let's raid my parents' garage!  There's a bike that's been chilling in the garage for years, I've been eyed it up and my neighbor conveniently works at a bike shop.  I'm going to see if the bike is still worth fixing and if not, maybe I'll craigslist it up.  Despite my last bike ride involving me feeling like I was going to get run over and jumping off into someone's yard, I would love to get some bike rides in my life.  On a trail, no roads with cars...


I'm obviously more focused with a big long term goal.  But I don't have one right now!  I was supposed to run a 5K this Saturday and I was supposed to do some speed training so I could kill it and maybe even PR.  Alas, I have not been running for the past 2 weeks and while I could run the race, I feel like it'd sort of just be a waste of money since I didn't prepare like I wanted to.  Races are expensive!  I am definitely running a 5K on Wednesday July 11th, so for the next 2 weeks I'll be training!  I miss my weekly workout goals.

7/1 - 7/7
- Run 3 times, any distance, 1 speed workout
- Arms & abs twice

Another goal I have is to carve out some time for writing blog posts!  I love this blog and I hate that I haven't had time to post regularly!  I have some awesome pictures that I still need to share and posting my workouts here definitely keeps me accountable!

Well, tomorrow is Friday, Dave's bday is Saturday, and I have one fun filled weekend ahead of me!

Does the summer scramble your schedule?  How do you beat the heat?


  1. I've definitely felt a little lost since my race too. I think while training all my energy was focused on it, so it was easier for healthy behaviors to fall into place too.

  2. I couldn't agree with you more than when I don't have something to train for, it is hard to keep to a training schedule! I do so much better keeping to a running routine when I either have (1) a running buddy and/or (2) something to train for! I also am about to stay in shape a lot easier living in LA where there is no humidity. Growing up in Missouri, I struggled in the summer with the heat and humidity during the summer months - who can run when you can hardly walk outside without dying from the heat???

    Have a great weekend! :)

  3. Schedule another long race girl! We are pretty sure we are doing the color run 5 K in philly next Sunday! The other great way to beat the heat is to trail run - nice and shady!

  4. ZUMBA IS MY JAM - if you get into it, let me know we could go together!

  5. Ugh I hate running in the heat, and the weather in NYC has been so horrible lately in the 90s. Not my idea of fun that's for sure. Makes me miss the winter haha

  6. Summer definitely makes training outside super unpleasant and does not motivate me lol As for the 5k, I can relate. I re-scheduled one 2 weeks ago because I hadn't been training and didn't feel ready. a year ago I didn't care and would've wasted the money just for the experience, but now I have a different mindset.


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