Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Rear View, part 2

So a while back, I had been talking with a friend about what I did for training when I was training for races (half & full marathons.) For the life of me, I could not find those training journals...

....until today. It was the oddest thing but there it was right under my nose. The verdict? I did a lot of cardio. I biked, I ran, I did the elliptical (maintaining running pace) & then I tossed in a few weight workouts every few days. I did mostly upper/lower splits or full body workouts. Training days included 30 minutes of cardio & on non-training days included 45 minutes of cardio with abs added on (either at the gym or my ol' standby tape.) I should note that most weeks had 2 off days.

Where am I going with this? Well, I'm going to start doing it again. That schedule is when I felt my best. I was never exhausted, I was comfortable in my own skin, running races (my last full marathon is in this log) & I still gave myself rest days. I was also doing Weight Watchers at that time.

This is my rear view that I tried to do a while back but life didnt cooperate with me finding that journal. Now it's in hand & I will go back to what had me feeling my best.

Oh & to go along with the lines of one thing after another...today I slammed my hand on the doornob in my Dad's office leaving a lovely purple-ish lump. So my thought is that God really wants me to appreciate vacation when it rolls around. Trust me, I will, now can you take this headache away?!?


Vanessa said...

Isn't it wonderful when you find what works for you.
You sound so at peace now.
Good luck with your plan..and watch out girl..
You are really going to hurt yourself :)

krista said...

Your hand now matches my knee! ;) I'm glad you are going back to your 'happy place'...I'll be following along of course!