I know, I know, I know. It’s been too long in between blog posts. Sorry about that. There was just a lot going on around here and daddy/husband/friend first. Had to get through the flu hitting my house (I was OK), kids home from school, snow, ice storm, goddaughter’s birthday party, Valentine’s Day, and unfortunately losing an old friend/teammate at such a young age.
I’ve spent so much time over the past week and a half thinking about him and his family. Just crushes me that he’s gone. You couldn’t meet a better human. He was the type of guy that was always smiling, always joking with others to make sure everyone was having a good time. He was a great teammate, someone I played little league and high school football with. We both played in college. He was a lineman like me and the bonds you make with guys you start next to in the trenches are bonds that never break. When you have the pleasure of playing with a teammate as good as him and thinks just gel, it’s simply amazing how you can get on the same page without speaking a word. You have each others backs, always and forever. We lost a great one. A great friend, son, brother, husband, and father. Just make sure you reach out to your loved ones, maybe an old friend. Don’t take life for granted.
My training has been going great. I haven’t missed a work out or run. On Saturday, I got in a 10 mile run. Beginning part was great, middle was a long uphill road that really beat up my legs, but I bounced back and finished the last third strong. I was happy with the overall run. I’m amazed at how far I’ve come. I followed up with a rest day on Sunday and then went for a 5 mile recovery run on the treadmill on Monday and lifted my back and biceps. I had to go to the gym and use the treadmill due to the ice storm on Sunday. The roads were in awful shape and we had wind gusts as high as 70 mph with ice and items being thrown all over the place.
Tuesday I ended up taking advantage of the nice weather, well as nice as it can be in February in NJ, and ran 8.08 miles outside. I ran a new route and on some streets I’d never been on. Running has allowed me to explore roads in my neighborhood that I’ve never even been on. It’s really cool to explore the area and get a great work out in. After my run, I lifted my shoulders. I have weights in the basement that I was able to put to good use.
Today, I decided to run 3 miles on the treadmill. I ended up running it in 26:22. I was happy with the time. I then cross trained for 30 minutes on the elliptical. I also lifted my chest and triceps prior to running. Overall good day. Trying to work in lifting into my daily workouts. Need to remember how important strength training is. I felt like I worked on some speed with the treadmill run and gave my legs a little rest with the elliptical. I think I’ll work this type of work out into my schedules a little bit more.
I plan on getting more reviews up soon and I have a few 13.1 Q&As with some outstanding runners/bloggers on the way. I’ll make sure to update the blog more often too.
Less than 11 weeks until the NJ Half Marathon. Keep training hard. Be Runspirational.Loading Likes...