First and most importantly: huge congratulations to Katie (John’s sister) on her first half marathon this past weekend!!! The weather conditions didn’t make it easy on her, but she crushed it regardless. And she had that cute little nugget she is holding one year ago! Katie is already signed up for another half in two weeks. I’m so excited for her!
This week was pretty exciting because I started with a new coach! I am working with Sarah Crouch through McKirdy Trained. I reached out to James McKirdy and we chatted, and he thought Sarah and I would be a good match. Sarah and I got to talk on the phone and I liked her right away. Not to mentioned she is a total badass athlete.
(Monday was just me running on my own, and I got her schedule on Tuesday.)
Monday – 6 miles at 7:57 average
3 rounds of: 10 one legged deadlift to kick (each leg), 10 burpees, 15 side lunge (each leg), 15 push ups
21-15-9: bulgarian split squats, pike push ups, elevated spider crunches
21-15-9, pile squats, alternating bicep curls, toe touch crunches
3X: 50 bicycle crunches, 20 Russian twists with 10lb ball, boat pose hold with 30 arm pulses, 10 push ups
3X: 10 barbell overhead walking lunges, 20 lateral band walks, 10 glute bridges with 35lb plate, 8 lateral lunges each leg, 10 plyo jumping lunges (each leg)
3X: 15 hammer curls & 10 box jumps
This was my first “quality session” workout from Sarah – the goal was a 2 mile warm up, 5 miles of cut down, and 1 mile cool down. I surprised myself by being able to do the cutdowns pretty well.
3X: 10 jumping lunges & 10 alt bicep curls
3X: 15 bent over row & 10 side lunge with 15lb weights ea leg, 10 curtsy lunges ea leg
3X: front raises & lat raises
3X: 50 ab bicycles, 25 toe touches, 25 Russian twists with weight
Saturday was 13 miles easy at 8:39. I got to run the first 10 with my friend Jillian. I can’t say enough how nice it is to run with someone. It makes the miles FLY by. After she finished her 10 with me, I turned on a podcast for the last 3 and it was easy peasy.
Total of 30 miles for the week.
What I Ate In a Rest Day: Usually I sleep in on rest days, and then drink coffee before eating breakfast. Sometimes I less hungry, and sometimes I am more hungry than normal. Either way, I just try to pay attention to how I feel. Sometimes if I’m more hungry on a rest day, I feel like it is because my body is still recovering – and then it NEEDS the extra food, so I eat more.
Breakfast was oats, 1/2 scoop protein powder, banana and blueberries. Topped with peanut butter and a lot of cinnamon.
Dessert was a beltsander brownie – aka protein. I was still hungry and knew I was probably a little light on protein for the day. I haven’t had one of these in a long long time, but for some reason it sounded good. Recipe here (sorry for the lack of pictures, this was when I knew even LESS about blogging than I do now).
Since summer is on its way, and I have been getting asked about the suit I swim in a lot, I wanted to share my favorite suits with you all.
For working out, my favorite is Betty Designs. Their designs are so much fun, and I love all the options of cut. However, if you just want something budget friendly to get your feet wet (PUNNY!) – try Swim Outlet.
For lounging or a fun pool day, I think Target has some of cutest suits at a great price. Cactus print – top & bottoms, and pineapple print – top & bottoms, are my two favorites at the moment. I love this bandeau top for laying out, no strap tan lines, thanks anyway.