Monday, April 8, 2013

#TrainingTruths: Flying Pig Week 4

We made it through Flying Pig Training week 4. 

I say made it through because the weather tossed some challenges our way and teased us a little in the process. So despite some crazy windy and cold days, we were able to get in all of our scheduled runs and miles.

#TrainingTruth: You either find a way or you find an excuse

Treadmill TuesdayI underestimated the windchill factor when I packed my running bag on Tuesday morning, so when I saw flurries flying out my classroom window, I knew I would be heading home. I missed my husband by 15 minutes, so I hit the treadmill until he got back from his run. It wasn't as fun as running together, but it was nice & easy. 

Solo Thursday: This was my first run without a partner in a long time. When I found out that I would be running solo, I'll admit, I got a little nervous. I thought I would be uncomfortable running alone through town and I might struggle with my pace. I don't know if it was because the weather was gorgeous or that I got to wear shorts, but it was a great run and I was speedier than I expected.

Fun Friday Hula-Hooping! After reviewing my goals for the year and seeing how poorly I have been doing at adding strength training to my workouts, I remembered that I have a sports hoop. This thing gets your heart pumping and gives your core a good workout while burning calories. You can read about the benefits here. My goal is to hula at least 4x/week on my non-running days.

Long Run Saturday: We normally do our long runs in the morning, but we woke up to cold temps and 20+ mph winds, so instead we postponed our 8 miles to the afternoon (which is not my preference, but what can you do?). I was worried that we would feel sluggish after running errands all day and hitting up our favorite smoothie spot, but it turned out to be an awesome run. My husband is really working hard to improve his miles and overall fitness. 

How was your week?

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  1. OOH I LOVE MY HOOP! and I will join you in that goal...

  2. i want to hoola hoop!!!! hehe looks so fun!

  3. WHAT?! A Hoola Hoop?! I need to strength train this way!! LOVE!

  4. I've been battling the wind a lot too on my runs. I do not enjoy it! :) Love the hoola hoop!

  5. I love hula hooping. I am not very good, but dang it is fun ;)

  6. Great job on your week day and Saturday afternoon runs! I would have postponed my Saturday run to the afternoon, also. 20 mph winds is nuts!

  7. Crossing my fingers for tomorrow!

  8. Hardest when it's freezing too!

  9. Great week :) That is windy, yikes!


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