My Goal Race for 2014

I have an exciting announcement, for you all today. It’s official, I am an ambassador for ZOOMA Cape Cod again!

ZOOMA Ambassador Badge 2014

 

I know a few months ago I talked about taking a break from running and focusing on yoga, studio classes, and my mental health. Those things will still be a focus for now, as I won’t even start training until mid-June and I am going to register for the 10K, not the half. I need an event to push me and make me get out of the house and run. However, I think a half-marathon would not be ideal as I haven’t run since September 7, and I don’t have any intention on running until June. I don’t want to burn out or get injured. I am still pushing for a PR as my current 10K time is: 01:30:11 (from the Tufts 10K in October of 2012), I’d like to get it down by at least 10 minutes. I have the tools and the knowledge to do this, I just need to put in the work this summer and fall.

For me, this is about coming full circle, not being able to run due to the miscarriage and everything that happened in early September was frustrating, depressing and made me question a lot about my body. I want to get to toe the line in September 2014 and have a fun race. Even though, I didn’t run in 2013 I did have fun volunteering!

If you would like 10% off either the 10K or the Half, use discount code CCAMB9!

 

Have you run a ZOOMA race? Are you going to be running ZOOMA Cape Cod?

 

Weekly Updates: 02/24/14 – 03/02/14

Weekly WorkoutsMonday – 

I took Monday off, we were traveling over the weekend and when I do that I like to use Mondays to prep for the week.

Tuesday -

I took Poise Fusion XPress at Studio Poise. I forgot how much I love and hate that class. I do get frustrated with how I do struggle with a lot of the moves, but I know that with consistency I will get better at pushing through the pain.

Wednesday -

I was supposed to do an at-home workout, but I was feeling like garbage, I ended up doing an at-home yoga video instead, thanks Cait those have really come in very handy.

Thursday – 

I was still getting over my sickness from Wednesday, so I decided to sweat it out with a HIIT workout from Sarah’s YouTube channel. It was quick and effective, and even though I wasn’t feeling 100% it felt good to get my sweat on.

Friday -

I started with my favorite class, Pound at Studio Poise, I love this class – I hate going a week without! I also took yoga at night at Balance Yoga Studio, they have this awesome $5 drop-in community yoga class every Friday night. I had been once before and there was a great turnout. Thankfully, I had pre-registered for the class because they were at max capacity and I was the last person to show up. On top of it all Amy, a local Boston blogger who I met at HLS two years ago was the yoga teacher. I loved her style, and I can’t wait to try another class of hers. The perfect ending to my week.

Saturday -

I needed a rest day and a family day and we had that. It was a blessing because B ended up spiking a fever late and it was good we were all home.

Sunday – 

I had plans to go to The Remix at Studio Poise with Jane, but B’s fever was still hitting 103, I decided that I should stay home with and make sure things were getting better and not worse and we wouldn’t have to make an emergency trip to the doctor.

Food

I got a bit sick of salad last week so I am prepping some sweet potato baked oatmeal and egg bites for lunch. I also bought some fish that was on sale, and hopefully I won’t get bored. I also prepped for this awesome Black bean and quinoa enchilada bake!

How were your workouts this week? Any new recipes?