Fitness Update

Rascal and I in the car

This is how Rascal prefers to ride in the car

I didn’t mean to not blog last night, but it just never really happened for me.  Brad and I got back in town from Greenville in mid afternoon and the rest of the day was spent running, grocery shopping, salad bar munching, and hanging out while catching up on our  favorite show, Revenge.  Love that show!

So one thing that I’ve learned about my reader survey (which you can still take — please do!), is that some of you have been missing my fitness posts. Well, I have been missing them too!

To be perfectly honest, I haven’t quite been myself lately.  For the past few months I’ve been having trouble feeling overwhelmed with everything going on in my life right now and haven’t felt like exercising.  I’ve been pretty unmotivated.  So needless to say, I haven’t followed through with the New Rules of Weightlifting for Women.  I thought that by committing myself to something, the commitment would spur me to me more motivated, but in reality, the plan had the opposite effect.

I went from working out 6 days a week to maybe once or twice a week for the past month. Blah.

I’ve gone weeks without wanting to do anything. And now, the only thing I really want to do is run.

So run, I shall.

My friend Riley and I had plans to run Sunday morning with his running group in Greenville but when we woke up to rain, we decided to pass.

When we got home yesterday afternoon, I strapped on my *new* running shoes and went on a *6 mile* run!

It’s good to know I still have it. 🙂

Side note: Why did I ever stop wearing the Brooks Ghost 4? They are by far the best shoes for my feet! They feel so good! (and why did I choose the Instagram setting that makes me look like I have a sever sunburn?)

And then this happened.

Yes. This is just what I need.

I haven’t signed up yet, because when I went to sign up, I decided that I should drop by Charlotte Running Company to register rather than pay the $5 processing fee to register online.  The price goes up in 10 days, so I better get on that.

I’m not going to have an official training plan because I’m only four weeks away and haven’t ran much more than six miles in a long time (except a very slow 8 miler with plenty of walking three weeks ago).

I’m going to shoot for these long runs on the weekends.

March 10/11 – 8 miles
March 17/18 – 9 miles
March 24/25- 10 miles
March31/April 1 – 11 miles
April 7/8 – 12 miles

…and run when I can throughout the week.  In a perfect world, I would also fit in some strength training twice a week, but I don’t want to push it and overwhelm myself.

Anyone else running this race? I’d love to see a familiar face or meet up with a reader before the race. 🙂


Now onto some more answers to the Ask Me Anything part of my reader survey.

Will you give us an update on running/working out front? 

I think I just did. 🙂

Is there anything you don’t like about being a “blogger”?

The only real thing that I don’t like is how some people don’t understand it (which isn’t their fault).  I can be a little sensitive to what some people think and unless you read blogs, you don’t really get the whole “blogging thing” and unless you write a blog, you don’t really understand the time commitment behind writing a blog. Telling someone you have a blog if they don’t read/write a blog can be a bit awkward.  It’s not like telling someone you are a teacher or a firefighter (although there are plenty of misconceptions with any “profession”).  Blogging isn’t really my profession, but I devote way more time to it than any other hobby I’ve ever had so I tend to think of it as more than a hobby too.  A lot of people don’t get that.

The only other part that I don’t like is not having enough time to truly devote everything I want to do with my blog.  I get ideas about topics I want to write about all the time, but sometimes take forever to actually write them.  Life gets in the way.  But that’s not really blogging’s fault.  That’s just life.

Okay, that’s enough for now.  Keep your questions coming!

Happy Monday!  We made it.