Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Rating June

Today is rate your month... can I give it a big fat F?  Unless I can rate my goal of taking time off.  Then it's a 10.  I did do some prehab during the month, and I saw my chiropractor last week.  She did have to do some work, and said my hips were tight.  I'm working on stretching and getting that lacrosse ball into the hip crevices to work on those tight spots.


Now that I'm getting back on the workout wagon, I can get back into my routine.  My goal is to work up to 3 to 4 miles before my cruise in 47 days (!).  While training does kick off the weekend I leave for Alaska, I don't want it to consume me.  I have 3 excursions booked, which will keep me busy.  I think consistent 4 mile runs on the weekends will be a really good base to kick things off after the cruise.  

The trick will now be navigating the summer weather.  Since I just had my first run since my race, I need to figure out the whole running in the heat thing.  I don't want to be confined to my treadmill, and yet I know there will be some days I'll need to use it.  Thursday is forecasted to hit 98 degrees.  With the strength of the sun, it'll be quite warm that day.  Since I work from home Tuesdays, I'm considering getting my runs in early morning, before the heat settles in.  Since I run around my neighborhood, it'll be easy to get out the door and back.


Tuesdays on the Run with PattyErika, and Marcia.

10 comments:

  1. Sometimes a break is just what your mind, body and spirit need. All the best as you make your epic comeback! :D

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  2. The cruise is so close! It sounds like a break was much needed before getting back on the wagon :)

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  3. Have fun re-igniting the love of running and training ;-) I'm all about early morning miles...enjoy!

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  4. Nothing wrong with taking a break. Hope that sets you up for a successful training season!

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  5. 47 days!! That's practically next week! I've always wanted to go on a cruise. The downside to being married to a sailor? He doesn't want to go on a cruise because he's been on enough. lol. Clearly, I need to make it a girls trip, or something like that. haha

    I agree that getting up and running early is the way to beat the heat. Well, at least the brutal sun, anyways.

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  6. We just booked an Alaska cruise for the end of August too! I am really excited and I hope I can get some runs in there too

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  7. It's a lot easier to get out there when the days are longer(even as they get shorter) and warmer -- I've even been doing it!

    I always run on vacation (because they're always racecations) but you can definitely keep pretty fit doing other stuff on vacations!

    I'll probably be on the mill tomorrow, with rain & thunderstorms in the forecast.

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  8. I remember when you first spoke of your Alaska Trip! Can't believe its only 47 days left! I say give yourself a 10 for this month - you took some well-deserved and needed time off this month.

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  9. Here's to getting back at it, and having a much better July. You've got this!

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  10. Sorry June didn't go so well for you! I hope the cruise and your training kicks off on a high note! :)

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