Training Summary: 11/12/18 – 11/18/18

Monday: 6 miles at the bay + cardio HIIT

Tuesday: 5 miles on the treadmill and a short leg workout: 3×10 weighted walking lunges, squats, and straight-leg deadlifts (got to workout with my hubby for this one — woohoo!)

Wednesday: 5 miles on the treadmill + arm circuit

Thursday: rest/30 minute walk

Friday: 4 miles on the treadmill + BEYOND BURGERS (100% veggie and delicious!)

Saturday: 4 miles at the beach with and a pelican sighting! And a date day bike ride in the afternoon.

Sunday: 6.2 miles via Race Guarding at the Wonder Woman 5k/10k.

made this yummy salad for Sunday night dinner with friends: spinach, romaine, chickpeas, pomegranate, apples, pecans. Yum!

Total Miles: 30.2 so happy to see 30 again — it’s been a while! Up and up!

Verse of the Week:

But you, God, shield me on all sides. You ground my feet, you lift my head high. – Psalm 3:3

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Training Summary: 11/5/18 – 11/11/18

Monday: 4 miles easy with Milestone Running Club (first headlamp run of the winter!), taught my cardio HIIT class…followed by a delicious dinner with my gal pal running pal Ali at a newish VEGAN restaurant in Mission Beach.

Tuesday: 6 miles moderate – treadmill

Wednesday: taught cardio HIIT class + 30 minutes of Runner’s Yoga from Yoga With Adrienne — I love this video!!

Thursday: 3 mile fartlek – treadmill

Friday: 3 miles easy – treadmill

Saturday: 5 miles easy around town

Sunday: 5 mile tempo @ goal marathon pace

Total Weekly Mileage: 26

Other random highlights from our week:

  • My first time at Soulshine was SO good that I brought chad back there for our Saturday date night – twice in one week, hooray!
  • We went to SeaWorld and rode two roller coasters — walking around the park is my favorite “cross-training” 😉
  • A member of my workout class brought me a mix cd, avocados, and persimmon from her garden — she is so generous!
  • I got blue light blocking glasses for work and so far, I love them! Have you tried them?
  • My church family has donated $2000 worth of books for Christmas presents for my foster kiddos at work!! They are going to LOVE them.
  • I got to babysit my friend’s 3 year old daughter on Friday night and it is amazing to realize how much she’s grown since I met her two years ago! She is so verbal and has her own spunky personality; I love watching her grow up and dancing to Moana with her.
  • I made a great vegan chili and vegan apple crisp (fall is HERE!).
  • Please keep LA & Northern California fire victims in your prayers. Crazy what’s going on in our state!

Sending much love to you,

Charlotte

Training Summary: 10/29/18-11/4/18

Good morning friends, and happy Monday! I hope that you had a great week.

The truth is I debated conveniently “forgetting” to post this week’s workouts – it wasn’t a great one; wasn’t the kind of mileage or workouts that I normally aim for. I had a really nasty cold towards the end of the week, which caused me to miss my long run, and earlier in the week – I just got busy and let a few excuses get in my way.

The good news is that it ain’t no biggie and this Monday marks the start of a new week and a chance to get back to my goals and stick to my scheduled workouts. I’m also not in training for anything right now, just running for the joy of it, so that helps me to have extra grace for myself. 🙂 Life isn’t perfect so we can’t expect our fitness journeys to be perfect 100% of the time, either. Sometimes we slow down and need rest and that is a-ok. I’m feeling so much better now and am ready for a fun week of workouts ahead!

So if you’re reading this and your workouts didn’t go perfectly this week, have GRACE for yourself and don’t beat yourself up. Today is a new day!

Training Summary: October 29 – November 4

Monday 10/29: taught cardio + strength HIIT class, 50 minute walk

Tuesday 10/30: 6 easy miles @ 9:52 pace

Wednesday 10/31: taught cardio + strength HIIT class

Thursday 11/1: started to feel a little sick…total rest

Friday 11/2: started to feel REALLY sick and left work early…3 super duper easy miles in the afternoon to keep me from going crazy at home. Caught a good sunset!

Saturday 11/3: taught cardio + strength HIIT class, easy 4 mile run, XT paddleboarding

forgot my qalo wedding band 😦

Sunday: TOTAL REST. Save a few light walks with our pup. 🙂

Total Weekly Miles: 13…womp, womp. Onward to a new week!

A few random thoughts:

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  1. My biggest goal for the week ahead is to have as much joy (running and not running!) as my mom did this past weekend at the Mushroom Cap Half Marathon in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. How great is she? Congratulations on a tough and hilly race, mom!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sXkK3TmJTo

2. Who else watched Kenya’s Mary Keitany stellar performance at the NYC Marathon? Even though I desperately wanted my girl Des (or any American) to win, I couldn’t deny how beautifully she ran and held on to the lead for soooo long and from such a big distance. You go girl!

3. I listened to a great podcast with Des this week. Immediately sent it to my friend MK and she loved it just as much, so I thought I’d share with you, too! I’ve listened to many with her but this sports psychologist asked such challenging questions and opened up her personal side in a way I had never heard before; it was great to know her in a different way!