Move It Monday & #BestFoot
Happy Monday! I was super excited to wake up to hear ice beating on the windows...and then to see some nasty ice/slush/snow combination on the ground. I was convinced that if I stared at my cell phone long enough - I was going to get THE TEXT telling me to stay in bed - at least for another hour. But nope. No text. A girl can dream, right? I love 2 hr delays - but at the same time I really hope this is our nasty, cold, gross weather situation for the rest of spring.
Let's move on to some more positive notes - like running and fitness.
Last week's training.
5 miles and then stretching it out for Happy Fit Mama!
3.6 miles and then a wall sit. Burning quads!
and you're going to be shocked - I'm wearing my Gone for a Run sweatshirt!
3.26 miles - #326forepilepsy
I wore purple at school and wore purple when I ran later that night for everyone whose life is impacted by epilepsy. As a special education teacher, I've taught many children with this life altering disease and as a blogger, I've gotten to know two sweet bloggers affected by epilepsy - Jamie and Lisa.
After I ran, I came home and tried a new workout. A coworker has been telling me about Melissa Bender fitness and how much she loves them. As part of Happy Fit Mama's #HappyFitMarch challenge, I tried a Melissa Bender workout as a my "something new" and loved it!
Allergy testing day - right after school. It took a lot longer than I thought because the dr. did additional testing, which meant no run for me. I had to be at the school by 6 pm for a staff vs student basketball game. It's been at least 20 years since I've dribbled a basketball. I did play basketball in high school BUT I was on JV for the 3 years I played. I was not very good at all. So when I was asked to play this staff/student game, I was really nervous.
I decided to wear my Skull print Spandits to channel my inner badass and wore my new Karhu's so I could at least have some speed on the court.
13 lonely miles. BUT it was gorgeous out there - sunny and a slight breeze. AND I returned to my beloved rail trail. I didn't do the entire length because I started my run from home to get in some serious hill training.
One Two Three of those hills really kick my butt. My thought is if I keep doing them over and over again, then one day they will seem easy to me. Still not sure this is working because they still hurt!
and I broke out my brand new Spandits for the run! I LOVE them!
AND I got to see Ward when he was out running his 21 miler (he corrected me, I thought he was doing 20...). I even managed to get in a little kiss as he ran past me.
Rest. My ankle was hurting after Saturday's run and I felt some familiar twinges in my arch - so I took Sunday off completely. My body thanked me for it.
Even with the gross, crappy weather, I managed to get in 4.1 miles in my Karhu's! Those blue shoes really brighten up a dreary day.
Which brings my total #FFMARCHMILES to 153.79! I killed it!
Because Ward and I talk about running quite a bit, he told me that he was impressed with my mileage lately. He added that if I wanted to do a marathon, I could get in a couple of 20's and be good to go. I like his vote of confidence, but right now, running a marathon is not what I want to do.
Did you participate in the FitFluential #FFMARCHMILES challenge? How'd did you do? I am so excited to see what April's challenge is!!!