21 years old. Once upon a time I was a chubby swimmer. Now I am a NCAA D1 XC and Track athlete. I love anything health and fitness related. Although I mostly run, I also enjoy yoga, biking, lifting, and of course swimming. I love my family and my amazing boyfriend Max. I also love food and enjoy cooking and trying new recipes and restaurants.
Sad that today is the last day of a 4 day weekend, but it’s been a great few days. Saw my parents and spent Thanksgiving with my favorite guy. Things are still not looking good on the running front. Jogged the turkey trot with Max and my parents. Even an easy easy pace left my hip really tender and angry. I think I just need to take a lot more time off. My dad made the point that over the past few years I have consistently been running 60 mile weeks with not much of a break so it’s probably overuse. It’s just odd because I feel fine walking, but once I run the pain gets gradually worse. This afternoon I have an elliptical session and treadmill incline walking workout planned. And maybe some abs. For now I am going to enjoy a lazy Sunday morning with my black coffee and cheers episodes.
I had taken 8 days off since my last running attempt, so this morning I decided to give running a try instead of going to masters swimming. It’s funny how I would rather run in 20 degrees than swim in a heated pool. Anyways, I thought my hip would feel better, but about 10 minutes into the run I knew my hip was starting to flare up. However, being stubborn I forced myself to run for another 40 minutes because I felt bloated from eating unhealthy with Max all weekend. It’s frustrating. I don’t understand why I am having such a hard time bouncing back from this marathon. I don’t have a problem with other forms of exercise, but running is what makes me feel most badass. On the bright side I am doing the turkey trot with Max on Thursday and it is the first race that we have ever done together! Max is a lifter and rarely does any cardio so we’ll be doing about 8:30 pace which I am sure I can handle for three miles. Then, I’ll take another week off and maybe my hip will be better. It’s all about patience.
I was too sleepy for my normal 4:45 cardio session this morning, but the extra sleep was so worth it.
Dentist appointment over lunch break
Gym for some cardio 4-5
Hair cut/color at 6!!!
Hammerheads for date night with Max
All totally worth the light workout today except for work of course.
Pulled my butt out of bed for Masters this morning since I still can’t run. Now I remember why I stopped swimming in favor of running all the time. Swimming workouts are rough compared to running for me. Running comes so much more naturally for me and I feel like I have to really work at being good at swimming. The set looked something like this. I have no idea what the time intervals were because I swam last in my lane and was just leaving 5 seconds after the person ahead of me.
The last half hour of work is always the longest. On other news, that 7 mile run was a poor life choice and my hip has completely flared up again. Wahh I miss running. Today’s cross training = masters swimming this morning. Once I leave work Max has promised to kick my butt lifting back and doing some core work. May post the back lifts because my boyfriend is a weightlifting monster.
Yay! First run since the marathon. My hip still has a little niggling bothering me, but nothing as bad as last week. Off to the gym for weights soon, LSAT studying, and then Max is taking me on a date tonight : )
Hill workouts are kind of like doing singing scales or repeated high notes - I hate it, but if I do easy stuff all the time, I won’t improve.