Birthday Week!

I had a great week for my birthday. 31 years young!!

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Monday, I did 3 miles of treadmill sprints. One min of dead sprint, 45 seconds rest, repeat for 2 miles. Then a cool down mile. It was a great workout.

Tuesday, I did BootCamp class at the Y. It was a nice change from my normal, and is a great mix of strength and cardio.

Wed I went for a lunch field trip with a friend, to break in my new birthday present.

Thursday, we got a new kitchen table and chairs delivered, and I took a 3 mile run outside.

I absolutely love these running tights from Target. I should have bought 3 pairs. I have not been able to find any that fit as well as these. 20140301_130709Today, I did Strictly Strength class.

Tomorrow I’m volunteering with the Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank collection event. They are the only and largest bank of healthy breast tissue with matched serum and DNA in the world. They use this bank to provide access to tissues to researchers who want to find out more about breast tissue. Click the link to find out more!

I’m hoping to get my training plan down on paper for the Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini Marathon. I will be running this on May 3rd, my second half marathon. I’m hoping to break 2:15, but if I can finish under 2:30 again, I will be pleased with that.

What spring races are you all gearing up for?

 

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Two Weeks in Review.

So..I missed the ball on this one last week. Oops.

I will give you the last couple of weeks reviews, and my summary for February!

The week of the 17th was awesome. Three runs, and strength class. Whew!

The week of Feb 24th  I was sick. Fever, sore throat, body aches. Started on Sunday the 23rd, and I did not really feel myself until Friday of this week. I took from the 22nd until the 25th off. I probably over did it a bit.

Once again, Lora over at Crazy Running Girl had a post about “Should We Run When We’re Sick?” right on time with when I was feeling like crap. Here is the link if you’d like to know her take on it as well. I think she is right on with her “don’t run if you have a fever, body aches, feel really bad” statement. And the “Head Rule” she mentions is good as well.

I will be honest. I’m not one to lay down and do nothing, especially since there is always SOMETHING that needs done–laundry, dishes, picking up toys, vacuuming, etc, but Sunday I laid down on the couch. My husband came over and asked me “Are you OK??” See above. I never lay down! Anyway, I had a fever from Sat-Monday. It was no good. I’m glad I took those days off to rest and let my body heal.

So…Final tally of miles for February!?

31.1 miles. (0.7 of those were on the elliptical, but the rest were runs). I’ve not done over 30 miles in a month since November (and really, I don’t think that should count as 13 of those were my half marathon) so really, more like October. Felt great. My IT band has been fussing a little bit, but nothing a foam roller can’t fix!