I keep putting off posting because I feel like I should write a post with Serious Thoughts. But here I am writing about running, because Thoughts refuse to condense into a serious post. (I actually started this post on Wednesday and it’s now Saturday…because sometimes writing is easy, but sometimes what are sentences?) I do write serious tidbits on instagram sometimes, in case you’re disappointed that we’re keeping it light here today.
Anyway: January. I could recap each point of my plan, but there’s really not that much to say. Everything went according to plan the first two weeks and then nothing went at all the last week. (Not skipping weeks here; there were 3 weeks left when I started planning.) I got hit with fatigue and shakiness that haven’t completely gone away, but are manageable for now. So the February plan is penciled in depending on what happens there, but here are the basics.
February training plan
Continue running 3x week: I might run a 10K in March, so this month I plan to increase my long run to 7-8 miles and start doing some 10K pace intervals. Which means I should also figure out what my 10K pace might be.
Continue strength training 2x week: probably self explanatory.
Add hills: I plan to do this on the treadmill before or after a strength workout. This *should* make it too convenient to skip. By “hills” I mean 1/2 – 1 mile uphill. I guess that’s just one hill.
*Don’t* go to yoga classes: I do still plan to do yoga, just not via in-person classes. I’ve been trying to make the yoga classes at the gym work for me. Unfortunately, the restorative yoga classes don’t fit my schedule and the classes that fit my schedule don’t have the restorative element I want. So home yoga it is.
Register for that wilderness first aid class: I planned to take a class in February. It was full by the time I got around to registering. Oops.
On a completely different subject: what do y’all think of book reviews/recommendations? Considering doing a monthly-ish book post.