hhh I’m finally working back into it from my little time off. I’ve still been running and following a bit of a schedule, but I haven’t been concerned with the weekly mileage. I thought I would give a little update because I always like reading these sorts of posts and I like documenting my progress so I can come back to it at a later date.
I’ve really been enjoying doing more work with weights. I bought an ez bar weeks ago and I’ve been using 1-2 times a week. I’ve been doing all sorts of squat variations and step ups with my bar. I’m still getting good use out of my kettle bells and resistance bands too.
I am loving this 30 Day Yoga Challenge. A lot of online yoga instructors get on my nerves, but Adriene is lovely and since everything is on YouTube it’s so easy. I used to practice yoga 1-2 days a week, but got out of it months ago. It’s been really fulfilling doing it everyday. I am feeling stronger and more relaxed.
Since I haven’t stopped running completely I haven’t really been too worried about losing any aerobic fitness. I am also taking advantage of the lower mileage long runs so the Mr. and I are planning a couple hiking adventures. Even though hiking isn’t the same as running I still love how it helps to maintain and build my aerobic fitness without all the impact.
As part of my monthly goals, I’ve been counting my macros again. It is so eye opening seeing what you are putting in your body and having more knowledge. I find that when I count my macros my sugar cravings slowly go away and my body leans out. It always seems a little challenging at first, then I feel so much healthier after about 5 days.
I’m looking forward to getting back to a more structured training plan, but it’s been so nice to focus on things other than weekly mileage and running. Over the next couple weeks, I will be mapping out my training plan for the Edinburgh Marathon. It’s crazy to think that it will be here in a few short months!
Are you still enjoying the off season or are you ramping up for spring races?