Is it cold enough for you?
Philly has finally realized that it’s winter time and it’s been freezing here, literally! Call me crazy but for me, I think it’s a fun time to get in those runs. Meanwhile, training for the ZOOMA Run Love Challenge continues!
I’m linking up this week for Wild Workout Wednesday with Annmarie at The Fit Foodie Mama, Angelena Marie at Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy & Balanced, Michelle at Fruition Fitness, and Nicole at Fitful Focus! Check out their sites to find some awesome workouts!
I’m also linking up with Megan for the Weekly Workout Recap Linkup!Training 2 recap for the ZOOMA Run Love Challenge! #thisishowizooma #runchat Click To Tweet
Right now I’m training for the ZOOMA Run Love 10K, but I’m excited to share that I have been selected as a Philly Love Run Ambassador!
If you follow regularly, you know that I have been promoting the Philly Love Run for a few months now, but now I’m officially part of the Ambassador Team! The Philly Love Run takes place on Sunday, April 16, 2016…are you coming?
You can get $5 off your registration for the half marathon or relay using my discount code JANELLELOVE. Prices are going up after January 31, so please take advantage of the discount as soon as you can! I will be running on a 3-person relay team with Bret and Mark, my very first running buddy, so I hope to see you there!
Wednesday 1/13: Bret and I went for a very cold run in the evening with some speed intervals, 3 miles total including a 1-mile warmup. It felt so good to run fast and the fresh air really hit the spot!
Thursday 1/14: Rest day.
Friday 1/15: Didn’t work out again. Oops. But we did a lot of walking!
Saturday 1/16: 5-mile run with Bret at Pennypack Park. We haven’t been there since running the 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Half Marathon last June. I decided to remove my custom insoles from my Mizuno Wave Riders, and wouldn’t you know my feet felt MUCH better! Plus, the weather was nice so it was a beautiful, scenic run! Later in the evening, I did 2 workouts from the Runner’s Reset: squats, mountain climbers, lunges, butt kicks, and lateral side steps; then 10-minute ab workout. Side planks are somehow impossible for me now…
Sunday 1/17: This was my day to relax!
Monday 1/18: Bret and I ran 3 incredibly speedy (for me) miles through Center City Philadelphia, 9-minute pace. It was maybe 20 degrees with single-digit wind chills so we had extra incentive to run fast! It was hard, but I did it! In the morning, we participated in the MLK Day of Service and helped bag and box fresh produce for the less fortunate. That ended up being a great workout too!
Tuesday 1/19: I planned to do some cross-training, but I ended up at the Flyers hockey game after work! Too bad they lost the game in the last 7 seconds! I was able to get in over 12,000 steps so I’m happy.
I think that Week 2 is where I’ve finally started to pick up my stride, no pun intended. I’m really happy with the runs that I completed, all outdoors, and the cross training is becoming more of a routine. And it was great to run all 3 of my runs with Bret. We had a really nice time.
More than anything, I’m relieved that my running shoes feel much more comfortable without wearing those custom inserts! I was so worried that I was on the fast track to another foot injury…scary stuff! It’s so important to listen to your body and think about the changes you’ve made that could be causing pain or discomfort. Sometimes you could have a simple solution right under your nose.
With all that said, I’m giving Week 2 an A! Now that I’m in week 3, I’m ready to keep up the momentum!
How have your workouts been going? Are you attending the Philly Love Run this year?