Welcome to Life, right?
So, the first week of December is gone. Which means now we're counting down to Christmas, 2015, MY BIRTHDAY (closer to 40 than 30... ahem), and - a new year of running and racing/training.
First let me tell you about this first week of December 2014. I was able to put in just a tad over 25 running miles. I'm very pleased with this as I feel like if I can keep this up (and inch it a bit closer to 30 in the next couple weeks), I will have a nice solid base for the coming year. My legs are feeling good, and I've been doing small "speed tests" if you will... just to put my toe in the water physically and mentally. I know I've said it before, but I really want my old speed back. At least close to it. I know I'm going to have to go through the ol' suckfest painfest to get it back, but I'm willing to do it. That's another reason I'm trying to keep a decent base of mileage going into a new training cycle - this way I'm not adding both speed and new distance as a shocker to the body at once. Injury prevention, yo.
I'm now onto Phase 2 of my "grow an ass" strength training plan. I really wish I had taken pics at the start, but I can definitely see, and most importantly FEEL a difference. My husband says he can see a difference too, so I guess that's a good thing. I've always had the stereotypical flat Irish rear end, so it's kind of cool to start seeing something going on back there.
I was also able to get in a good yoga session this week. Just a half hour vinyasa flow, but I know it helps.