When I told Ward about it, he said I was being overly sensitive and the guy is just jealous. Uh. I disagree. I am pretty harsh when it comes to smokers. I used to be a smoker. I was one of them. Shameful I know! Now the smell makes me want to throw up. I also harbor resentment for smoking in general because my mom was a smoker and she died from lung cancer just a little less than 7 years ago. Obviously I have issues.
Anyway, this guy's question got me thinking. What AM I training for right now? The answer is - life. I'm training to be the happiest and fittest I can be - while making the best of every moment I can with my family and friends.
When it comes to running - my race schedule is rather short. For now.
On October 14th, I'll be doing the Tufts 10k again with the FitFluential/Reebok team. This time I'll be running on Carrie Tollefson's Team! That's right - I get to run with an Olympian. Of course she'll be jogging with the team and I'll probably be sprinting to keep up with her. But it's going to be a blast!!!
Plus, Reebok has been quite generous and sent me a bunch a great new running clothing and the new Reebok One Cushion for training. FABULOUS!
I was super nervous about the shoes and my recent injuries, but after 2 runs in them, my feet are saying THANK YOU! Wow! And, my weirdo wide feet actually fit them! Awesome. No men's shoes for me in Reeboks!
Then on October 20th, I'll be doing the MDI Relay with Stacy and Jill while Carrie does the entire marathon. We are going to be Team Pirate Bootie and will be sporting out skull print Spandits. I think we're going to make Carrie carry a bottle a rum. Sounds fair, right? Right now, it seems like Jill will have the 1st leg, Stacy the 2nd leg, and I'll get the last leg with Carrie.
Then, because we're crazy, Stacy, Carrie, Jill, Karen and I are going to head down to Fenway to do the Spartan. 100% bleachers. OUCH! In terms of training for this particular race, I've been doing far more strength workouts than I've ever done. Focusing on core and body weight. Lots of push ups, lunges, squats, burpees. However, I have yet to climb a rope and I haven't done a single bleacher yet. Ugh. I have done hills, but I don't think they count. My goal this week is to do 30 minutes of bleachers. I know I can do it! I kind of have to anyway. Right?
Speaking of burpees, I chaperoned Tucker's field trip on Friday to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine. An absolutely gorgeous place to go. I cannot believe it was my first time going there. One of the sections of the gardens was Burpee Kitchen Garden. So of course, I had Tucker demonstrate burpees to our group.
Such a great kid!
Tell me. What are you training for?
Disclaimer: I was sent Reebok gear through my relationship with FitFluential and Reebok for the purpose of training for the Tufts 10k. As always, all opinions expressed on my blog are 100% my own.