Sunday, March 30, 2014

Nike Women's DC Training: 4 weeks to go!

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: Yoga

Thursday: 4M- Hills

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 6M

Sunday: Rest

Remember how I was so excited to start hill training last week? Well, I conveniently forgot we had tickets to see Cirque's Amaluna on Tuesday night. Not to worry, I still did hills on Thursday. 

I also continued with yoga, which I'd like to keep in the training rotation. I took a wellness assessment at work this week because starting next year, that's how they're going to allow for our insurance discounts. I put down that I stretched once a week because I assumed yoga is what they meant, but technically I stretch at least 5 times a week. Anyway, with that answer, I got a red mark! (the scale was green yellow red) I'm really kind of peeved by it because I already know I'm going to get another one when I find out my BMI. But let's not get started on that. 

It's been raining all weekend, so I seriously contemplated skipping my long run again. It really is hard to push yourself to get out there if the weather isn't perfect. It was also a weekend for lots of races, so after seeing a ton of friends' race photos online, I got some serious Runner Envy. If everyone else was running in the rain, dammit, I would too! Once I was actually out there, it wasn't that bad. What's another 5.75 miles if you're already soaking wet? It was really nice after I got over that. The park was pretty desolate for midday on a Saturday but there were enough runners to make me feel less insane- training happens if it's raining or not. Thank goodness it wasn't that cold, then it would've been seriously miserable. 

Next week: more hills and a 15k with some post-race hot chocolate. YUM! 


  1. Oooh, that wellness assessment sounds interesting, I'd love to see how I did on something like far as using it for insurances purposes though, how the heck do they know if people are telling the truth??

    1. Well, the questions were just one part of it. There will be a physical and BMI test as well that matter more. I don't like this idea at all, but I understand it.

  2. Oooh, sounds like a Hot Chocolate 15K!! Have fun - I think they put on a pretty good race. Lately its hard to push myself, even if it is good weather!! But bad weather makes it even worse. Yay for hills!

    1. Yes! It is a Hot Chocolate race! I'm excited. I've been wanting to run one forever, just never was a good time.