As we look forward to the next year, you may be in the process of choosing the races you want to participate in. Whether you are in the beginning stages of running or you’re a veteran, you will always need to have a training plan going into these races. However, not all plans are equal and you’ll need to consider a few items before choosing a training plan.
We are half way through the week! I hope you’re week is going well and I know that you will finish this week on a good note. That being said, let’s jump into today’s topic. Changes are you’ve heard about counting macros if you follow certain people on Instagram or you’re REALLY into nutrition. Like most things, I was clueless until I saw some hashtags. Once I found out what it meant to “count macros”, I began to do some more research.
What a great week! It was Jordan’s birthday on Thursday and mine on Friday. We were blessed with snow in Houston! It’s only snowed in Houston a handful of times during my lifetime so it was a great gift when I woke up to snow on my birthday! The weekend was a continuation of our birthday celebration.
If you have a set training plan, chances are that you may have a rest day scheduled each week. When you’re aiming for a running or workout streak, a rest day is certainty not high up on the list. If you’re doing your own programming and picking your workouts, you may not think you need a rest day. As we strive to reach our goals, it’s easy to believe that more is better. However, to continue to grow stronger our bodies need rest. Here are my three signs that your body needs a rest day.
We’re just a few weeks away from the dreaded New Year’s Resolutions. It’s easy to get a bit fluffy around the holidays because of all the parties and all the amazing food. I know that gym membership sales skyrocket in January. However, these can be very expensive and if you’re just starting out on your fitness journey, you may not want to drop so much money right off the bat.
Jordan had to work Saturday morning so it meant that I turned into the Energizer Bunny and knocked out some house chores. The whole house was vacuumed while I washed ALL our bedding. Y’all, I slept so good on Saturday night because I was WIPED out!
Well, it’s that time of year folks! November and December bring a lot of holiday parties and family functions. This means a lot of food, desserts, and stress. I’m one of the lucky ones and I don’t have to host any particular meal. However, I work for a construction company which means vendors shower us with food throughout the month and there’s multiple company luncheons that I get invited to. I’m a huge believer in practicing grace over the holiday season.
I hope everyone had a fun Thanksgiving and spent it eating delicious food with loved ones! My break was lovely and I couldn’t be happier with it. It was definitely hard to get out of bed this morning and make my trek to work.
“Oh, so you’re a runner?”
“No, not really. I just run here and there.”
You may have heard the saying before “Stay in your own lane.” I’ve heard it in terms of starting your own business but honestly it applies to all parts of your life. With Facebook and Instagram, it’s so easy to fall into the comparison trap and start to feel like we are missing out on life experiences or simply that we are not good enough. I’m here to tell you that all of that is a big piece of do-do.