I’ll admit, I’m having problems coming to terms with the race being over. It was such a looming event for so long, I’m a little lost without it. Truth be told, I feel like I have PMS x a billion. I’ve been grumpy and snapping at everyone, my skin is all broken out, and I want to eat all the food. I’m a real treat, I tell you! Thank goodness I was able to run 3 miles on Thursday, to take the edge off!
My next race isn’t until the Marine Corps Marathon (3rd time!) at the end of October so I’m treading water until mid-July. I need a plan, though. I think I’ll lose my ever loving mind if I don’t have some sort of plan for the next three months.
I really want to focus on strength training and building more lean mass (by dropping fat 😉 ). Right now, my “plan” is to run three days a week – 1 shorter, 1 speed or hills, 1 longer (up to 10-12) and do some sort of weight-based exercises 3 days a week.
Little Runner and I went to the playground on Wednesday and had a (mostly) body weight workout. You can do a lot with swings! He challenged me to a leg lift competition and my lower abs are still sore 😮 He’s loving my increased availability so I am going to keep our “Wednesdays at the park” in play for as long as I can. I also did a four station circuit workout this morning (with some kettlebell swings and a couple of sled pushes thrown in for good measure). While I’m definitely sore from that, I really need to figure out a progressive, consistent plan. I feel like I’m in danger of half-assing my down time and not being as strong in July as I’d like.
As usual, I’m a work in progress!