It’s been a week since the great Boston 2 Big Sur challenge was completed and in that time, I did a whole lot of…nothing! Well, I take that back, I did a lot of wedding planning, baking and indulging in more glasses of vino than should be allowed. Oh, and all that sleep that I lost over the past 18 weeks? I caught up on a good majority of it.
Left or right? Stud or dangly?
Banana bread from all of the leftover race bananas
I will be honest and say that throughout the week, part of my brain went into this strange arena of, “You need to workout. It’s been too long.” But I had to remind myself that it is absolutely ok, and required, and this week is a much needed mental and physical break – a time to recharge and regain my mojo. Once I overcame that hurdle, I was fine taking in the R&R with Chicken Face and Lola.
Over the past week, I also started planning what’s next. While I’ll save the complete plan for a later post, what’s closest on the horizon are my WEDDING (!) and the San Francisco Half Marathon. Because the SF Marathon is the weekend after my wedding (we’ll be taking a later honeymoon), I’ve opted to only run the half so I can allot more time to the final wedding details. However, the proximity of the big day also means that starting Monday, I’ll be ramping up my training plan in an all new way. So here’s what I’ll be working on for the next 12 weeks:
- Getting wedding ready
– This includes finally vowing to incorporate upper-body strength training into my routine to help out that strapless dress. Mama needs some biceps!
- Re-learn to swim
– I will swim a solid mile again without stopping…dammit. My swim days will act as cross-training and help attain that wedding ready goal.
- Focus on speed and hills
– Because I’m choosing to run the half, I want to make sure that I incorporate speed and hill work into this cycle. This is San Francisco after all!
I’m still putting the final touches on the plan – would you want to see the whole thing once it’s finished? Also, how do you find R&R after an intense training cycle? If you said wine, we can be BFFs.