Thank you to everyone that commented about the blog Facebook page. I decided to just post running stuff on that page. I may post a few things on my personal page about some of my running adventures, like my 50 states goal, but that’s it. 🙂
This week was my first week training with DWRunning. Last week I filled out a questionnaire and then had a conference call with my coach, Dan. We talked about my goals and expectations, injuries, schedule, etc. I told him that I would like to complete my 50 states goal and to PR in the various distances. Maybe not all in one year but at least a few of them.
So far my first week went well. Something very new to me is doing dynamic warm ups before each run. As you know, I never do any kind of warmup but now I have to. 🙂 I also have a flexibility & mobility workout and a strength workout after each run. Again, something new to me. I’ve been able to do the warm ups but then run out of time for the other workouts. I was told that maybe I can do one during my lunch break and then the other one in the evening. Regardless, they’re all important for my training and they have to be done.
These are the dynamic warm ups I need to do:
⇒ Joint circles
⇒ A Walks & B Walks
⇒ A Skips & B Skips
⇒ Lunge Matrix
⇒ Monster Walks
Monday was 2 miles at an “easy” pace. Did that then went to the doctor for a breast bilateral ultrasound. I got a mammogram back in September and because I have very dense breast, it was recommended that I go for an ultrasound. I had to wait and make sure my insurance would pay for it (they would) and then I had to wait a few weeks for availability. The test was about 45 minutes and the technician was very nice and she made me feel very comfortable. I already got my results and it is all good.
Tuesday was movie night at school. We showed “The Lion King”. We had a lot of family show up but I was disappointed with how many people were talking. Also, there were kids running around. I mean, is that what they do in the movie theatres?
Wednesday morning was my birthday run. I ran 4.7 miles. So much fun doing this. I think I started doing this about 3 or 4 years ago?
My 2nd grade team ordered lunch and got me a birthday cake. They also gave me gift cards from Amazon and Starbucks. My students made cards for me too. It was a great birthday!
Lola was shy but I did get a “kiss” from Mateo.
Friday was 2 miles and Saturday was 5 miles. I am testing a new pair of Turtle Gloves and so far I like them. They’re a little big but they keep my hands warm. I will have a review sometime next month.
I had a great week with it being my birthday and some great runs. I am very excited about this opportunity with a new coach. I already have my plan for this coming week and I know I will be running 4 days for a total of 16 miles. Now I need to figure out how and when to do the other required workouts. 🙂
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.