Going backwards to go forward

By Tuesday, September 25, 2012 17 No tags Permalink 0
Yesterday, as I was blogging away like a good little blogger, I glanced over at my run training plan (the longest ever, that started in July but was to carry me to the start of half season in November) and immediately had a “whoops” moment.
Monday September 24 read:
Start up here – add in a 3 mile moderate run
See. Whoops. My B, coach.
It was already time for me to pretty much head out the door and go into work so I figured I’d try to get the run in with my cross training workout on lunch break or after work. Well, since it was a usual manic Monday, there was no lunch break to be found which meant I was trekkin’ it to el gym after work. I’m telling you, now that I’m involved with FitFluential and FitApproach and always chat online with my other buds in training, I make NO excuse to cut out a run/workout…and that, my friends, is awesomesauce ;)
Monday’s workout: 3 moderate miles (bookin’ it on the dreadmill around 8:55 pace average) + AMRAP (as many reps as possible) for 1:00 each: pushups, weighted shoulder work, ab work and then this fun stuff:
Hubs is still working on getting his ankle to where it needs to be to start slowly running again – believe me, it’s killing him that he can’t. So, he was doing some PT work on the dreadmill. I hopped back on after my circuit and did some hammy work with him (backwards walking on the treadmill at a high incline – not too slow but slow.) I felt great afterwards, but was terrified to walk on the thing backwards in the first place. Much less take a photo, walking on the thing, backwards ;)
We got home to make cauliflower pizza. It turned into this instead:
mashed cauliflower with lean steak & turkey pepperoni, sorry didn’t abide my Meatless Monday
We had way too much cauliflower and not enough cheese (someone’s been sneaking that because I know the package wasn’t open) so the ‘crust’ didn’t bind well, but we had a great pile of pushed veggies din-din none-the-less.
This morning I was back on my game with the early run schedule! I fell asleep last night after a Twitter chat to wake up at 430am, as usual, to meet up with the girls for a moderate-tempo Tuesday run.
Tuesday’s workout: 5 miles at moderate-tempo pace

Funny that I chose my ‘breathe’ headband to wear because it was COOL outside! I repeat, COOL outside – in Florida – in September – holy canollis! The humidity was still there, but these little lungs of mine were so grateful! Usually I feel dependent on my inhaler running in the summer going into Fall (because the weather here doesn’t change much from hot to kinda-hot) but today was a different day.
Hello Fall, oh how I’ve missed you :)
How is your training plan working out?
Are you enjoying running more with this awesome new weather?

17 Comments
  • Beka
    September 25, 2012

    Ahhhh! I can’t wait to run in this cooler weather… I’m super crossing fingers and toes hoping that I can maybeeee try and convince the PT to let me run Saturday. :) (Just 3 miles)

    You’re doing so awesome!

    • KatSnF
      September 25, 2012

      thanks girl! hang in there!

  • Jenna
    September 25, 2012

    I love cauliflower pizza!! So good!! You are really dominating, girlie!! Spa love!

  • Sarah Griffiths - Briggs
    September 25, 2012

    I’m enjoying our cooler fall weather up in the northeast! I can finally breathe again and it feels fantastic, even if it takes a mile or two to warm up!! Glad you got some reprieve too :)

    • KatSnF
      September 25, 2012

      It’s a miracle..FL humidity is NO joke!

  • B.o.B.
    September 25, 2012

    hallelujah for cool mornings! cross your fingers that it stays cool for me on sunday!

    • KatSnF
      September 25, 2012

      I will! But not TOO cool…cold water…glass cutting…no bueno ;)

  • meghan
    September 25, 2012

    Yay! I’m running after school today and hope that this cool weather stays cool for the rest of the day! It’s so nice right now!!

  • Laura @ Mommy run fast
    September 25, 2012

    Yes! This cooler weather is fantastic… it’s still hot in Texas, but so much better than a few weeks ago!

    • KatSnF
      September 25, 2012

      Texas is like our weather twin ;)

  • Teamarcia
    September 25, 2012

    good on you for getting in those awesome workouts! Life gets in the way SO often! Wow cool in FL? Enjoy it!

  • Kate
    September 25, 2012

    I’m so impressed that you fit it in even after a manic day! Good on you for keeping to the plan.

    Somehow I’ve managed to stick to my schedule as well. And now..taper!

  • Erica House
    September 26, 2012

    Another Floridian who can empathize with the horrid heat we have to deal with!! Where are you at?

    I’ve also found myself extra motivated to workout since I joined Fitfluential/sweat pink. There are always people working out harder and doing more with less time so my list of legitimate excuses has shrunk significantly!

    • KatSnF
      September 26, 2012

      I’m near Tampa :) you close?

  • Abby
    September 27, 2012

    You are so dedicated to your workouts.
    Such an inspiration.
    Makes me excited to get healthy again so I can try to do the same.

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