Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Training Tuesday: Week 2

Week 2 is done...and I survived....barely.
 After this week of training...I am pretty sure I can handle anything this training cycle throws at me!! It's not that my workouts were all that tough...it was more finding the time and energy to fit them in that I struggled with. All last week I baby-sat/played single mom to 3 kiddos while their parents were out of town.

With getting 3 kids ready for school in the morning and lots and lots of after school activities I found myself setting my alarm for 4AM some mornings...


This was my mantra all week...I had excuse after excuse for NOT  getting my run or workout in...but I kept reminding myself of that big goal I set. If I want to cross that finish line under 1:40 in April I HAVE to put the work in now! Unfortunately, that mantra didn't make me any less tired ;) 
The good news is...now that babysitting is done I feel like I have all the time in the world to work out and run! Not getting up until 5:30 for my workout this morning felt like sleeping in...almost ;)
Alright...because I am tired (still) I am going to make this short and sweet. Last week went a little something like this...
Monday- Iso Speed Hammer
How lucky am I that the family I was babysitting for has a gym in their basement? And that Beachbody offers their workouts On Demand?! It was so nice not to have to lug my workout DVDs over the their house and worry about having a DVD player/TV or space to do my workout. 

Tuesday- Tempo Tuesday/Chisel Endurance


This was a rough day...not only did my alarm go off at 4:00AM...but I had tempo miles on the schedule...Tempo miles are never fun when your legs feel like LEAD! I struggled through my 5 miles and Chisel Endurance...but I got it done! 

Wednesday- Total Body Hammer


After an early morning on Tuesday I wasn't sure this workout was going to happen...I let myself sleep in and decided that IF I had time on Wednesday evening I would make it happen. Luckily, I was able to sneak in my quick 45 minute workout while the kiddos were having their piano lessons! That is the BEST part of this program so far...the short workouts are easy to fit into even the busiest of schedules! 

Thursday-800M repeats/Chisel Cardio

Another early morning...on the days I run and do my H&C videos I have to carve out anywhere from 60-90mins. Clearly I planned things out really well...interval training and Chisel CARDIO in the same day...In the words of Jillian Michaels...I was literally "gargling my heart" by the end of this workout!

Friday- REST, REST, REST

My body required it...it wasn't on the plan, but like I mentioned before my goal this training cycle is to listen to my body and be flexible! 

Saturday- 3 miles/Chisel Agility


10 days of Hammer and Chisel + half-marathon training and I am surviving!! PLUS...although I missed one workout this last week it felt pretty good to be able to stick with my plan (mostly) during a crazy week where I could have made a million of excuses and skipped my workouts and runs and ate like crap.

And after "STATurday" and taking some "in progress" photos I am so glad I stuck with it this week...this program has been tougher than anything I have ever done...but in just 10 short days I am already seeing a difference...I can't wait to see what my day 60 photos look like!! 

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