Week 10 started with some serious mental obstacles. But with the encouragement of friends, I switched my focus, changed my mental attitude, and had a fantabulous finish to the week! It hit me this week that as challenging as endurance running can be, the mental challenge of training for a half marathon is just as great. "If you think you can, you can! If you think you can't, you're right." I think I can! (In fact, I know I can!)
Okay, enough cheerleading. Back to my week in review (you can see more details for each workout on my dailymile page):
Monday: 5 mile run
Tuesday: cardio/strength circuits with my workout buddy
Wednesday: 5 mile run
Thursday: strength workout using my medicine ball - seriously intense AND fun!
Friday: 2.6 mile bike ride, I'm thinking beyond my race and maybe I'll do more biking this summer
Saturday: Longest run-to-date, first time in double digits! 10 mile run!
Sunday: rest day
Yes, I am already thinking of "what's next?" In order to keep myself from building up anxiety about the half marathon, I'm looking beyond it. I know I'll still keep some running workouts, but I think I'll add more yoga and cycling workouts too. I think my body will thank me for it.
Other than training, life is very busy. Ladybug will be 5 at the end of the month, plus she has her dance recital and preschool graduation. A busy schedule always challenges my organizational and planning skills. So if I'm not around social media circles much, I'll be buried under tutus, tap shoes, and party supplies.
Thanks so much, especially to my Mamavation sistas, for your continued encouragement as I train for my race. Less than two weeks to go!!