Another month is complete — the first quarter of 2013 is in the bag.
March’s challenges were tough for me. As I increased mileage training for April races, it was hard to get through the mini-cross training workouts I set out to do at the beginning of the month. I wasn’t as committed as was to February’s Fab Ab Challenge.
Since I saw good results in February — and felt those results in my daily running — I’ve decided to try that again. I’ve created a similar calendar for daily ab work, but this one starts around the halfway point as far as reps go. It still ends the same with 100 sit ups, 25 push ups and a 2 minute plank, but assuming you’ve continued some of the ab work, it should be easier to start at higher reps. If not, I would suggest you start from the beginning by shifting the Fab Ab Feb. calendar around.
I would also like to do something diet related this month. I actually want to bite the bullet and cut out processed foods, but I think I’ll start small and just cut down on them. I don’t eat a ton, but I’m sure I’m eating more than I realize. So, I’m going to eat more fruit and veggies, less carb-y stuff like pasta, rice, chips, sugar, etc. I might even start sharing my food log for April. Posting things here has certainly kept me accountable.
More on that after my two-day excursion to Washington, D.C. with my Bean. Once home, I’ll have a few more days off with her, then turn I around and head back to D.C. for the Cherry Blossom 10-mile Run.
My running has been good. My calf felt better during and after my 10-miler on Saturday, and I tried to keep the mileage low before that run just give it some rest. However, Sunday was rough because I felt completely depleted after Saturday’s long run — so lesson learned as far as eating better for recovery. At least, that’s what I assumed it was. I was more focused on enjoying the 70-degree weather with my family than eating a decent meal that day. Won’t let that happen again.
What you’ll see from me this week: photos and a race report .