Starting the year off right…
I plan to add yoga and strength training BACK into the running rotation for 2018. I have been having little twinges of injuries past and have been on TOTAL neglect mode with any type of cross training.
So here it goes… First week of January
Monday – I said I was re-introducing strength training into the rotation and it’s happening the first day of the year!! I don’t know if many of you follow the Beachbody social media accounts, but there is a new workout coming later this month by Autumn Calabrese, 21 Day Fix, they put a teaser out on BOD called A Little Obsessed (ALO)…well here I go!!
Day 1 of ALO – Cardio Core… no weights, no bands, no sliders!! I opted for bodyweight in order not to sacrifice form with a new program. Pretty sure I’ll feel this tomorrow.
Tuesday – Another running rest day, but I’m in for AOL
Day 2 of ALO – Booty Burn… not gonna lie, the exercises are meant to TARGET the booty!!
Wednesday – Today was the day that I would see if this cross training and running routine was going to pan out. Let’s just say that the legs were slowing down in mile 2 and I began to wonder why I let the cross training fall by the wayside??!!
Day 3 of ALO – AAA (Arms, Abs and A$$)… I used 8 lb weights for the upper body exercises
Thursday – Resolution 5k on base this afternoon!! I’m skipping Day 4 of ALO – Cardio since I was running the 5k. I also added 10 minutes of abs and an 8 minute stretch video once I got to the house.
Friday – REST
Saturday – 10.04 miles. Long run before next weekend’s Louisiana Marathon’s Half and Quarter Note!! Look at us all bundled up it was 34 degrees in Florida!! Brrrrrrrrrrr!!
Sunday – Yoga. I finally broke the plastic on the Yoga for Runners video that I purchased 2 months ago. I did Yoga for Recovery and it was just what my lower body needed after those AOL workouts. This video includes exercises for the ankles and feet and focuses on the lower body.
So here it goes…Second week of January
Monday – REST
Tuesday – 3.11 miles and Day 5 of ALO – Legs. I finally found the day to add Day 5 of ALO and let me just say that my knees were pretty cranky with all the lunges…ALL.THE.LUNGES!! This preview is only 5 days, so I’m closing it out due to our races this coming weekend. The mama to this baby, 80 Day Obsession, starts 15 January. I will not be doing the 80 days straight, but I will do ALL 80 days. I just have to figure out what days each workout will work best for. Fingers crossed!!
Wednesday – Yoga. Yoga for Recovery…again!! I’m loving this stretch for the feet.
Thursday – 2.26 miles. This run wraps up the week…Ready to Rendezvous in Baton Rouge!!
And guess what…
I’m part of the 2018 Fitletic Brand Ambassador Team!! This was the third year I put in for it and they finally selected ME!! You rarely see me without one of their belts while running…it holds all the stuff. Once I get my discount code, I’ll be sure to share in case you want to try one for your self!!
Friday – Travel Day.
Saturday and Sunday – Race Weekend…stay tuned for that recap!!
Let me know…
How did you start the New Year?? Anything NEW for 2018??