There are officially 5 weeks left until the NYC Marathon. To me, training so far has been going really well until this week.
I’m much more of a realist than someone who is really positive all the time but I’m trying. Life is “awesome and terrifying and fun and scary and crazy” and has taught me so much in the last two weeks.
life lesson #1: “life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans”
Every fall it’s the same story, it’s just so busy. I personally love being busy. But I also love and hate the unexpected. Some unexpected things are a win (spent two hours on the subway last Tuesday, only to find out when I got to the hearing that the judge granted my case – win!). Some things are just amusing (messages from exes – yes, entertaining. especially when they’re in a relationship). Some things are just…life.
|family brunch for my mom’s birthday|
What I expected to do this weekend was just do a lot of homework and studying, a dumpling eating contest and do the Bronx 10 miler. Instead I ended up going home Thursday night to see my grandmother. She had a heart attack Wednesday night and a triple bypass on Thursday. The surgeon kept saying its a miracle she’s doing so well given the extent of the injuries.
Looking on the bright side, despite spending lots of time at the hospital, I saw some family I haven’t seen in what feels like forever. Including 3 cousins who are now like grown men (they used to be half my height…what happened?!). Besides, I think my new running shoes are making my achilles tendonitis worse so I probably shouldn’t have been running this week anyways given the amount of pain I was in while walking. Yes, my training is kinda off track but 80 percent of the work/training has been done already. I just have to make it to the start line.
Speaking of training, here’s my training update:
Monday – 55 minute Strength class at Uplift
Tuesday – 2 mile run, 30 minute circuit class with The Rise, and 55 minute Sculpt Fusion class at Uplift
Wednesday – rest day
Thursday- 45 minute DASH 28 class at Mile High Run Club
Friday – 1 hr class at Sky Ting Yoga
Saturday – 13.85 miles? or 13.1? Verrazano Half Marathon (aka half #15 done)
3 mile run nada
Monday – 50 minute class at Exceed
Tuesday – 2 miles to/from The Rise, 30 minute workout with The Rise in the AM, then 55 minute Strength Uplift class
Wednesday – hour long beginner yoga at Yoga Shanti
run 3 miles nada
run 8 miles one hour vinyasa class at Hudson River Yoga in Poughkeepsie
45 minute boxing class & dumping eating contest one hour pilates class at CoreBodies in Poughkeepsie
NYRR Bronx 10mile + 2 more miles for an even 12 miles
lesson #2: Listen to your gut
I’m channeling so much Olivia Pope right now, it’s ridiculous.
lesson #3: Take the risk. No regrets.
Sometimes its hard advice to listen to when fear gets in the way. Or you take the risk based on your intuition and it doesn’t turn out the way you thought it would. But I’d rather know something and put it behind me than wonder “what if.”
The week’s intention
I’ve been all kinds of distracted the past two weeks so it’s time to really freaking focus – there is a marathon, two midterms and a whole hell of a lot work to accomplish in the next five weeks.
What are your goals for the week? How is everyone’s marathon training going?