… Until the MARATHON! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK.
I am now nervous. Officially.
This morning I woke up and went to work thinking all I had to do when I got home was a silly little 3 mile run. And I completely thought, “Hey… go out of your mind and do 4. Be crazy today, Kathy.” Then I got home and looked at the plan and it said that I had to do 5 miles.
So I did. I actually did a bit over 5, which at this point, isn’t a big deal, but just having my mindset on ‘3 maybe 4 miles’ was really hard to change for some reason. After a mile of stiffness I finally loosened up and felt good my last 4 miles. I’m not a huge fan of tapering so far, but it’s nice to know I’m not going to be running for 90 minutes after school anymore.
I have to admit, after eating candy and sweets for two days, I do feel slower and bulkier and oaf-like. I guess my body is telling me something. My stomach was fine this afternoon while running, but I really felt sluggish. Unfortunately, that was my last chance at sweets until the marathon is over…. which sounds like a really long time without icing, candy and ice cream.
So, I’m thinking about how I’m going to workout after the marathon. I want to keep up with my running and continue doing a longer run per week (by longer I mean 8-10ish) but I can’t continue to run 5 days per week, and I definitely hate the elliptical. The only reason I’m doing it now is because I need another cardio activity… not at all because I like it.
I know runningoffthereeses has been doing CrossFit, which sounds really awesome and really, really, really hard… but it also sounds like something that I cannot afford. In fact, I know it is something I cannot afford. So that’s out.
Today a groupon came for kickboxing classes that I’m really interested in. It’s not like kickboxing you do at a class at the gym, it’s more like martial arts kickboxing with resistance training. Has anyone done this before? It says a 155lb person will burn 860 calories an hour… does this seem realistic for kickboxing?
I need other ideas!!! I don’t like swimming and I hate bikers (there’s this rule in Richmond- be dumb and you’ll be a good biker), so my options are limited.
Anyway. Today was a good day at school… we won a pretty big award for the state of Virginia and are one of 100 schools in the United States that are named Title 1 Distinguished Schools. So, we got an assembly and cake. How else do you reward teachers for receiving a national honor?
Unfortunately, I didn’t eat any. No sweets. Of course.
So 2 things-
1. I still need more songs for my playlist.. so send good ones my way! Thanks, Paula!
2. Ideas for new workouts after the marathon…