Happy Tuesday everyone... tomorrow is hump day and today is my much needed rest day!
Last week I posted my 5 week countdown to CIM plan, and its been going well. Here is a little summary:
What I planned
-4 x 800 m (7-8 miles)
-6 mile tempo
-1 recovery run (4-6 miles)
-long run 30K
-one swim, one bike, and 2 hot yoga workouts
What I actually did
- 4 x 800 @4 minute 19 second per K (~7 miles)
-4 mile tempo
-long 30K run
-two hot yoga classes
-one swim class
I skipped my bike and recovery run, as I was getting over the last part of my cold, and my tri swim class was intense. By the time Sat rolled around and I planned a bike and recovery run, I knew I would benefit more from a rest. On Sun am, I ran a VERY hilly (300 meters of elevation climb) run with some friends so it turned out to be a good idea to take a rest today. Today (Tuesday) is my rest day this week and I am enjoying every minute of it!
This week I will up my mileage before taper, but I feel great, I am really trying to listen to my body rather than just piling on the miles and wearing myself down. I think I can thank the return of hot yoga to my schedule for awaking my awareness of my body. I absolutely love my hot class. I am so happy to be back doing it twice a week. I've really noticed a difference in how I feel and the weight seems to coming off better. Today I weighed myself and I am now down 10lbs from a few months ago.
Speaking of yoga, hubs sent me a link with a video of a climber's trek to Mount Everest Base Camp (altitude 5360 metres (17600 ft), a bucket list item that he wants to complete in his life... (hubs has read every high altitude climbing book out there). The thought of it both scares and thrills me at the same time.
The music that accompanies the video is beautiful. I first heard this song at a yoga studio and I immediately bought the CD at a yoga show. I listen to it whenever I need to be empowered or need to feel calmness. Its appararently a Tibetian (sp?) chant for world peace. The positive karma you feel when watching this video and listening to the music is wonderful. Enjoy!
Do you have a bucket list? Are there items on your bucket list that scare you, but you know you must do them sometime in your lifetime?