It’s been a while since we had a coffee date! Let’s catch up. Now that I am not writing weekly recaps (or following a training plan), I’ve got a little more freedom! I know today is Tuesday so I should be sharing a Tasty Tuesday recipe but I hope you’ll forgive me if I skip it today.
If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you…
Man, those post-marathon blues can get you right!? There’s something so rattling about finishing a big training cycle. Although you’re usually exhausted and ready for it to be over toward the end, when it does, no matter if you smashed your goals of the race smashed you (or both), you’re left kind of feeling empty. Especially when you’re fighting an epic stomach bug. Although the vomiting only lasted about 15 hours, I was feeling pretty crappy for several days. My energy was totally zapped and it was difficult to do the most basic tasks. I lived in my PJs and workout clothes, our house was a disaster (although honestly this is pretty common, flu or not) and we lived on take out and scraps around the house last week. I could barely manage the energy for short walk around the block, let alone my grand plans for long, leisurely walks to shake out my legs.
I’m excited to be nominated as one of San Diego’s Top Fitness Influencers! I’d really appreciate a vote – no need to log in or anything, just scroll to the bottom and vote for me! http://localemagazine.com/poll-favorite-female-fitness-influencer-san-diego/
Sometimes I have imposter syndrome. I read about imposter syndrome for the first time in the book “Lean In” (I highly recommend this book!) and I always put it in the context of my former career as a financial analyst/CPA in the corporate world, but lately I’ve realized that I also suffer from it in my role as a fitness “influencer.” Not sure how I actually feel about that word, “influencer,” but the fact is, I’ve been educating myself on health and fitness and sharing my journey now for six years. Even though I’m not an expert, I need to embrace that I am in fact helping people and making a difference and what I am doing is really important to the people I help. I don’t know everything, but no one does! The nomination as a top influencer made me step back and think “Hey, maybe I DO deserve it!”
I signed up for a race! I signed up for the Scripps Ranch Old Pros 4th of July 10K on you guessed it, 4th of July! I really, really want a PR to show for my hard work after all the training for M2B and I’m going to go for it at that race. My PR is 47:06 (I’ve actually only run 3 10ks ever and never have trained specifically for one), so all I have to do is run 6.2 miles at a 7:34 pace. Easy right!? We’ll see. I’ve at least gotta try!
I am really, really, excited to start a new fitness program Monday. As I explained in my last blog post, I’m switching it up Shaun T’s new Summer Focus program followed by Insanity Max 30 (or I may switch to Focus T-25, still deciding). Obviously I am still recovering from the marathon, but I am enjoying the extra free time and lack of structure in my training/exercise, but I’m also craving a new challenge!
It’s baby shower season! Literally half of my friends had/or are having babies between April-August of this year, so I’ve been doing the baby shower circuit! This weekend I have a shower Saturday afternoon and I’m hosting my sister in law’s shower on Sunday (Her daughter and Siena will be less than 2 years apart! I’m so excited for them to grow up together). I’m really looking forward to both. What is your favorite baby shower game!?
Ok… back to work. I’m glad we got to catch up.
What would you tell me if we had coffee?