Week 16 of my Wine & Dine Half Marathon Training and Week 2 of #TIU21 is complete! Check out the lessons I learned this week and how I’m moving forward.
Where is October going? Am I the only one who feels as if the month JUST started? I love October, please slow down juuuuust a little bit!
It was another busy week around these parts, but I still managed to fit in most of the activity I had originally planned. This week, I begin my taper and I’m kind of excited. I love distance running, but I’m looking forward to a break for a little while! All right, let’s get into the week now…
You guys know I love yoga on Sundays, so that’s exactly what I did. My hips were very tight from my 13-mile run the day before and by the end of my 22 minute flow they’d both popped nicely. 🙂 Later in the day, I did some meal prep and made some protein brownies! They’re pretty good–they were better after I added chocolate chips!
Happy Monday! It was feeling a little bittersweet considering last Monday was a holiday. Oh well.😜 I popped out of bed ready to go with a 25 minute hill workout on he treadmill, followed by a total body circuit. It was a good way to start the week.
AM: My upper body was surprisingly a bit sore from the previous day, yet that was what I had on my schedule. I did the #TIU21 upper body circuit, plus a “class” on the Studio Tone It Up app! I’ve mentioned workouts using the TIU app a few times. If you’re curious about it, visit the blog on Friday because I have a complete review coming up!
PM: Pippa and I took off in the afternoon for an easy three mile run. We had a great time and it was nice to spend some time with my pup and get in some activity all at once.
Happy birthday, Husband!! Today, I posted a silly blog in honor of his special day called, Things My Husband Says. Check it out if your husband is like mine and constantly leaves you in stitches.
Wednesday was a day off from running and truth be told, I was looking forward to it. I did a total body circuit and an interval workout with intense cardio bursts, then followed that with some ab work. Planks. Ugh, I hate them.
I woke up and looked at the Tone It Up Daily Workout and I really wasn’t feeling leg and booty work. I just did my treadmill sprints and a super short ab workout and called it good.
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Nine miles were on the schedule, so I got up early (but still slept in compared to a normal day) and headed out. This was my LAST hour+ run before race day. I can’t believe it’s so close, but I’m also super grateful. I’m looking forward to some slow and lazy Saturday mornings on the couch with my husband!
Week 16 Miles: 13.25 Miles
Total Miles: 222 Miles
If you missed anything on the blog this week, you can catch up now! Monday, I shared a Tabata Inspired Interval Workout that will be sure to get you sweating. Wednesday, I celebrated my husband’s birthday with “Things My Husband Says“, and on Friday I ended my recipe hiatus with the greatest Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole! Check it out–your family will love it!
Question: What advice do you have for “the taper”?