TJ Tells It: Week in Review #10

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Hi y’all,

Finally my Week-in-Review #10.  I’m really late getting this week-in-review done…eek. Life happens and sometimes the best-laid plans are changed. Some would say why bother posting this one?Well, not only do I like consistency but these posts act as a journal for me to reflect back on when I want to measure progress or just need some motivation to keep moving forward. Sometimes it helps to document the process. I did want to keep y’all updated on what I’ve been up to fitness wise.  This review covers the week of July 4th. I will also post Week in Review #11 tomorrow morning which will bring my week-in-review current.

Monday (July 3rd): Kilometer Kids Charity Chase

In my last review, I mentioned that I volunteered at the Kilometer Kids Charity Chase booth at the AJC Peachtree Road Race Health & Fitness Expo. Well, I got to take a turn on the treadmill to help the effort move forward.  I started my treadmill shift at 2AM. I planned to take it easy for my 2-hour shift.  I kept it simple and the time started to fly. I decided to run for the last-minute. I cranked it up to about a 12-minute mile.  Given that my general running pace is around 15-minute mile, I was happy to know I could do it. Even better it didn’t really hurt either.

If you want to know more about the Kilometer Kids Charity Chase, you can read about it here. (To donate, text “KKCC” to 444999 or click here)

Tuesday (July 4th): AJC Peachtree Road Race

I love this race every year. It is the best way to celebrate.  I have taken to just walking with the goal of starting and finishing the race.  I started this year with my mom. but she had to make a port-a-potty break.  Anyone who knows me, knows I don’t do port-a-potties nor do I wait during a race for a potty break.

Right after she went off to wait for her turn, I ran into my friend Anthea and Monica.  We chatted and encouraged each other through the remainder of the race.   It was so much fun to catch-up and share in some race commentary. After the race, Evan (and his mom, sister, Chanda) was waiting for me at the post-race party.  Evan is turning into a great cheerleader for my fitness antics.  It won’t be long before he is signed up for his first race!!

Wednesday (July 5th): FitWit

Even though I took it easy on the Peachtree course, I needed a recovery workout to prevent the lactic acid build up and keep moving.  Plus, I was missing lifting. It wasn’t the easiest thing post-race but was as rewarding as always.  My FitWit workouts keep me feeling stronger than ever and reaching new goals.

Thursday (July 6th): FitWit

Back on the regular schedule with my Thursday visit to FitWit. I was the only person to show up for the burpee challenge. 68 burpees in 12 minutes! I went in the evening so I could remain prepared for heat and humidity.  The following week, I knew I was going to Baton Rouge for the USATF Masters Track & Field Outdoor National Championships.  It is hot and humid there. Plus, it was a real possibility that I was going to have to compete in the middle of the day. (Spoiler Alert: I was right!)

I went in the evening so I could remain prepared for heat and humidity.  The following week, I knew I was going to Baton Rouge for the USATF Masters Track & Field Outdoor National Championships.  It is hot and humid in Baton Rouge. Plus, it was a real possibility that I was going to have to compete in the middle of the day. (Spoiler Alert: I was right!)

Friday (July 7th): Masters Field Event Practice & FitWit

Lacey, Stephanie and I met up to practice once more before Masters Nationals to try javelin for the very first time.  With the help of some YouTube videos, we gave it a whirl.  We also got in some discus and shot put practice.

I finished the week off with another evening FitWit workout. I was grateful for my partner helping me to keep moving through the run portion of the workout. It was further than I normally go during the workouts. I ran the entire way too! Normally, I do the parking lot lap, but since I was partnered up, I went along to do the long run.  It felt great after it was all said and done too!

Saturday (July 8th): Fall Training Kick-off

We started another training season with Atlanta Track Club In-Training.  THe program has programs for full-marathoners, half-marathoners, and 5Kers. We had a 4-mile route available. I took the day off and just did stretching.  I was pretty tired from the week.

Sunday (July 9th): Dog walk to Fit Radio

I took it pretty easy on Sunday. I took Zoey for a walk to a Fit Radio workout.  She really enjoyed it. I also started preparing for packing to go to Masters National Championships.

My week started by giving back to the running community with the CHarity Chase.  I ended the week preparing for the Masters. I document this journey in the hopes that I remain consistent. Also, I hope that each reader gets a little something from my journey. Do you document your different journeys in life? Let me know in the comments, what you journal.

Telling you to reflect on the journey #onestepatatime,

TJ

 


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