Thank you all so much for your opinions on which water bottle I should buy! I really think I am leaning towards the insulated Nathan bottle! It definitely seems to be the crowd favorite!
This week I have had to change my workouts around – 3 different times. Usually, I stick directly to my schedule. I thrive off of having workouts to prepare for both mentally and physically, but sometimes, flexibility is key, and you have to be ok to reschedule. Monday the weather was still terrible, and my running route was flooded, so I headed to the gym. Tuesday, our swim workout was cancelled, again because of Tropical Storm Debby. I actually took the day off!! It was glorious!
Wednesday I slept in instead of getting up for my pace run. My body was telling me that I needed it, so I listened – still a very important part of training for any big race. Well, I was sure glad that I did, because Wednesday night proved to be the hardest and longest swim workout that I have had to date! Check it out!!!
I am still very new to this whole swimming thing, so practicing with season veterans is a catch 22 – I get better because they push me, but I struggle like mad trying to keep up with the pace times. I am some one that will never, ever quit, so each lap just kept me going further and further.
So that pace run from Wednesday morning got pushed back to Thursday morning – I killed it (and it killed me!). I definitely felt my workout from only 11 hours before, but was still able to hit my goals. I had 4 miles at goal pace (8 minutes), and then a warm up and cool down.It felt good to push through something that I really wanted to cut short. I know the marathon will not be cut short when I’m hurting, so neither will the workouts!
Then Thursday night rolled around, and there was a free Bootcamp being offered over at Lululemon. I obviously couldn’t say no, so I went. We all met at the store and then headed out to our workout destination – the top of the sun covered parking deck. I have one word to describe it – HOT!
We started with sprints, burpees, star jumps, pushups, and then moved on to a killer circuit. Needless to say – hardest. workout.ever! It was soo much more difficult that the cross fit workout that I did a few months back, and in a good way.
Seriously, if you are looking for a killer, calorie torching workout, checkout bootcamp. You will not be disappointed! Our trainer, Nicole, was absolutely amazing, and I was so impressed with her strength. She made everything look so easy – it definitely wasn’t!
Even though my workouts were definitely all over the place this week, I was able to get everything done to the very best of my ability! It is nice to have a plan to stick to, but it is even better when everything falls into place in its own little way, too!