Going backwards to go forward

Yesterday, as I was blogging away like a good little blogger, I glanced over at my run training plan (the longest ever, that started in July but was to carry me to the start of half season in November) and immediately had a “whoops” moment.
Monday September 24 read:
Start up here – add in a 3 mile moderate run
See. Whoops. My B, coach.
It was already time for me to pretty much head out the door and go into work so I figured I’d try to get the run in with my cross training workout on lunch break or after work. Well, since it was a usual manic Monday, there was no lunch break to be found which meant I was trekkin’ it to el gym after work. I’m telling you, now that I’m involved with FitFluential and FitApproach and always chat online with my other buds in training, I make NO excuse to cut out a run/workout…and that, my friends, is awesomesauce 😉
Monday’s workout: 3 moderate miles (bookin’ it on the dreadmill around 8:55 pace average) + AMRAP (as many reps as possible) for 1:00 each: pushups, weighted shoulder work, ab work and then this fun stuff:
Hubs is still working on getting his ankle to where it needs to be to start slowly running again – believe me, it’s killing him that he can’t. So, he was doing some PT work on the dreadmill. I hopped back on after my circuit and did some hammy work with him (backwards walking on the treadmill at a high incline – not too slow but slow.) I felt great afterwards, but was terrified to walk on the thing backwards in the first place. Much less take a photo, walking on the thing, backwards 😉
We got home to make cauliflower pizza. It turned into this instead:
mashed cauliflower with lean steak & turkey pepperoni, sorry didn’t abide my Meatless Monday
We had way too much cauliflower and not enough cheese (someone’s been sneaking that because I know the package wasn’t open) so the ‘crust’ didn’t bind well, but we had a great pile of pushed veggies din-din none-the-less.
This morning I was back on my game with the early run schedule! I fell asleep last night after a Twitter chat to wake up at 430am, as usual, to meet up with the girls for a moderate-tempo Tuesday run.
Tuesday’s workout: 5 miles at moderate-tempo pace

Funny that I chose my ‘breathe’ headband to wear because it was COOL outside! I repeat, COOL outside – in Florida – in September – holy canollis! The humidity was still there, but these little lungs of mine were so grateful! Usually I feel dependent on my inhaler running in the summer going into Fall (because the weather here doesn’t change much from hot to kinda-hot) but today was a different day.
Hello Fall, oh how I’ve missed you 🙂
How is your training plan working out?
Are you enjoying running more with this awesome new weather?

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    September 25, 2012, 2:03 pm

    Ahhhh! I can’t wait to run in this cooler weather… I’m super crossing fingers and toes hoping that I can maybeeee try and convince the PT to let me run Saturday. 🙂 (Just 3 miles)

    You’re doing so awesome!

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      September 25, 2012, 2:06 pm

      thanks girl! hang in there!

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    September 25, 2012, 2:11 pm

    I love cauliflower pizza!! So good!! You are really dominating, girlie!! Spa love!

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      September 25, 2012, 4:50 pm

      Thanks girl!

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    September 25, 2012, 2:12 pm

    I’m enjoying our cooler fall weather up in the northeast! I can finally breathe again and it feels fantastic, even if it takes a mile or two to warm up!! Glad you got some reprieve too 🙂

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      September 25, 2012, 4:51 pm

      It’s a miracle..FL humidity is NO joke!

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    September 25, 2012, 2:43 pm

    hallelujah for cool mornings! cross your fingers that it stays cool for me on sunday!

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      September 25, 2012, 4:51 pm

      I will! But not TOO cool…cold water…glass cutting…no bueno 😉

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    September 25, 2012, 2:51 pm

    Yay! I’m running after school today and hope that this cool weather stays cool for the rest of the day! It’s so nice right now!!

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    September 25, 2012, 4:16 pm

    Yes! This cooler weather is fantastic… it’s still hot in Texas, but so much better than a few weeks ago!

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      September 25, 2012, 4:52 pm

      Texas is like our weather twin 😉

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    September 25, 2012, 7:20 pm

    good on you for getting in those awesome workouts! Life gets in the way SO often! Wow cool in FL? Enjoy it!

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      September 25, 2012, 8:21 pm

      Thanks girl! So happy!

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    September 25, 2012, 9:59 pm

    I’m so impressed that you fit it in even after a manic day! Good on you for keeping to the plan.

    Somehow I’ve managed to stick to my schedule as well. And now..taper!

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    September 26, 2012, 1:07 am

    Another Floridian who can empathize with the horrid heat we have to deal with!! Where are you at?

    I’ve also found myself extra motivated to workout since I joined Fitfluential/sweat pink. There are always people working out harder and doing more with less time so my list of legitimate excuses has shrunk significantly!

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      September 26, 2012, 2:12 am

      I’m near Tampa 🙂 you close?

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    September 27, 2012, 2:02 am

    You are so dedicated to your workouts.
    Such an inspiration.
    Makes me excited to get healthy again so I can try to do the same.

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