Friday, May 6, 2016

Fitness Friday - 5/6

Happy Friday! Another weekend has arrived! Best of luck to everyone running the Tinkerbell Half Marathon this weekend - I WILL get there one day for this race!! Also, Happy Mother's Day Weekend to all the mom's out there! :)



Currently Training For:
  • Tour Lafitte 10 Mile Bike Ride
  • 4 Miler on the 4th of July
  • Disney's Princess Half Marathon & Glass Slipper Challenge
  • Rock n Roll New Orleans Half Marathon
How did my week go? Here's a recap:

Saturday - The Tour Lafitte that wasn't....which resulted in a 5 mile bike ride instead!

Sunday - Rest Day
Monday - PT routine...legs, cardio, and core
Tuesday - 3 mile run/walk followed by a 3 mile walk with a friend later in the day
Wednesday - I was sore so I planned to take a rest day but the weeds in my flowerbeds were calling my name. I have large flower beds and several of them at that, so this required a lot of squat type movements
Thursday - Finished work on the flowerbeds - all of the weeds are gone, YAY!
Friday - PT routine...legs, cardio, and core


After my first run last week, I realized that I'm going to need to get back into my PT routine if I want my return to running to be as smooth as possible. For Monday's workout, I incorporated my PT routine (squats/lunges/legs) with a little cardio and some core workouts. Hopefully this will help my IT band behave as it should! 


Tuesday's run was kind of interesting as I came across a garter snake in the road. Although he's not poisonous, I want nothing to do with snakes so I stayed far away!

Also, my pace is nowhere near where I'd like it to be but let's be honest - this was only my 2nd run since having a baby and it will get there. I'm not worried about it as I did take this run easy with a 3:2 run/walk ratio. I'll continue doing the run/walk method until I feel comfortable pushing my pace again.

I do anticipate a run tomorrow - I may even try to get 4 miles in...we shall see!

Have a great weekend!

What's your weekend plans? Any races going on?

12 comments:

  1. Eeek! Funny you saw a snake since I just posted about that on Wednesday. Glad it wasn't a poisonous one! I forgot Tinkerbell was this weekend. That really was a great race. I wish Disneyland wasn't so far away!

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    1. I thought that was funny too! This was the first snake I've seen this year!

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  2. You're doing so great getting back into running and fitness Karen!!!! I'm with you....don't like snakes at all! Happy first Mother's Day girl!!! Hope it's great!!!

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    1. Thanks Mindy! Happy Mother's Day to you too!! :)

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  3. Happy Mother's Day mama! Hope you enjoy your special day with your boys!

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    1. Thanks so much Kathryn! Happy Mother's Day to you too!! :)

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  4. Yay for getting back at it! No races but we have a Happy Hour party, 2 weddings & Mother's Day this weekend!

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    1. That sounds like a fun weekend, Traci!! Enjoy!

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  5. Happy first Momma's Day to you :-)
    Doing the PT work is a good idea. You will get your running fitness back, it is good to be patient, but that is always easier to say than do!

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  6. Planning to do 6 miles tomorrow. I haven't run that far since the CCC!

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