A week from today, I’ll be sitting in a conference room in a Baltimore hotel, taking notes from the masters of blogging… or socializing with some of the dozens of blog friends I’ll finally get to meet in person… or trying my first Cross Fit workout… all with no toddler to rush home for nap, no house to clean up after, and no dinner planning to think about.
I. can’t. wait.
This is my first year attending Fitbloggin’ and the schedule of presentations, fitness events, and mingling time looks fantastic. I am thrilled to be sponsored by Drink Chia to attend! Without their support, I doubt I would have justified the flight across the country.
If you’ve never tried Drink Chia and happen to be coming to Fitbloggin, find me at the conference for samples! It is one of my favorite pre or post workout drinks, loaded with nutrients for endurance, recovery or regular daily life. They have mastered the balance of a delicious, fruity flavor with very minimal sweetener. Even my daughter loves it!
My second countdown is the one for my next race… four weeks from Sunday, I’m running a local 10-mile race. It’s the first time I’ve raced this distance in years, so I know I’ll beat my old pr, but I’m not sure if I have enough time to be where I’d like to be.
This was the first week (since taking it easy in August) that I added both an interval and a tempo run in, and my shin is holding up just fine. I think I can finally let out that breath I’ve been holding and trust that my body is ready to train again.
I did my intervals on Monday, using the 30-20-10 intervals from Runner’s World. Ten second sprints are a blast- I never let myself fly like otherwise! After spinning Tuesday, I headed out for a tempo run on Wednesday with my newest motivator, this gorgeous Oiselle (birthday treat) tank!
My goal was 6 miles, with 5 at tempo/race pace (around 7:30). Not only is this shirt adorable and comfy, it is fast. Most of my miles were right where I wanted them, but the last one came in at 6:56. It might become my new lucky race shirt. 🙂
After teaching spin again last night, I’m resting today in preparation for 12 tomorrow. I’ve been easing back into my long runs, and hit 10.5 last week so I’m ready to add a little bit more. Still plugging away at Tina’s boot camp, too!
So that’s where I’m at. Counting down to Fitbloggin, counting down to the ten miler, and loving my happy-shin legs.
Finally, I promised a winner today for the SPIbelt!!
#104 – Heidi Nicole!
Congrats, Heidi! Email me your address so we can get it sent out to you.
Have a great weekend, everyone!