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.
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.
Took myself to @fitwitnation for a recovery workout… Considering if that was smart or not but by the end I felt looser. Calling it a win! Post #ajcprr workouts needed a shirt debut. Heat meant it was just a quick showing. #tjtellsit #fiwitlivefitwinner #onestepatatime . . . #fitnessjourney #fitnessblogger #fitwit #beastmode #survivor #cantstopwontstop #sweatequity #goals #weareatlantatrackclub #reppingmyatlantatrackclubgear #operationmaatersnationals #outofthecomfortzone
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!)
It was bound to happen! I was the only person who showed at 7:15pm for the 100 burpees in 12 minutes assessment @fitwitnation. I made it 68 burpees! Followed it with single #kettlebell rows and #trx high rows followed by core. Thanks for the #personal session Becca! #tjtellsit #fitwitlivefitwinner #onestepatatime . . . #beastmode #survivor #cantstopwontstop #sweatequity #goals #atlantatrackclub #reppingmyatlantatrackclubgear #operationmastersnationals #rowing #fitnessjourney #fitnessblogger #fitwit #onerepatatime #stillalive
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,
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