You may think it strange that I just said I'll be a bit relieved when it's over. As much as I've been looking forward to this day for a long time (I first seriously considered this last summer), it's been a major focus for me for a while. As far as running goes, the trail races and this half were my big things that I really wanted to do well on. Since the beginning of this year especially, it's just been run, run, run, run....
Ideally I should have been doing more strength training along the way. But with a race almost every other weekend, and all the long runs, I put off strength training alot because I was afraid of being sore.
Then ... what do I do last night (with about 60 hours to go to race time) ... I wasn't in the mood to run on the treadmill, so I broke out Jillian's Making the Cut book and decided to follow Day 1 of her workout (as I did in December ... here). Today my chest is a bit tender, but at least my legs feel pretty good. Ah well, all should be fine for Saturday. Nothing a little ibuprofen won't take care of.
After this half is over it's back to the burn for me. I was looking at the pics from my Shred results last fall and I look an awful lot more like the before pics than the after. I won't be able to do the Shred at this time as I have no place to workout with a DVD player, but I will be doing similar workouts.
I made this yummy salad for dinner the other day
even my husband couldn't resist picking at it
Looking at this I'm thinking this could make a good dinner for tonight.
Hope everyone is having a great day!