Thankful Thursday

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I did not post my workout this week. There is a reason, it is not working. I know I set goals for this month, but I do not think those goals were working for me. I did not include enough down time. It was in the back of my mind but I was on a roll. Going forward, I will be doing:
Monday – intervals
Tuesday – tempo
Wednesday – AM heat run
– PM intervals
Thursday – cross-training
Friday – long slow 70%HR
Saturday – long slow 80%HR
Sunday – rest day
Each day will include 45 minutes of core and strength.
Nutrition will continue to be juice. I include electrolyte gels, pre-workout, and recovery Vega drinks on my longer runs and I avoid products that have caffeine.

I am thankful that I came to the realization of the unrealistic schedule I had tried. I need to be able to be with my children and wife during the day and that previous schedule would have wiped me out so much that I would not be physically able to be present around them.
I am thankful I am able to be with my family as much as I am right now. I am thankful for the weather here. I want to run Badwater someday and this weather is perfect for training for that race.
I am thankful that I can even think about running in such a race. I am thankful that my Garmin has not completely died yet (even though the thing sometimes records that my HR is 225 even though I have only been working out for 45 seconds).
I am grateful for my friends. I am grateful to have known the father of one of my friends who passed away this last week. My thoughts and prayers are with my friend and his family even more these days.
I am grateful for all the blogs I read every day. I love the ideas and information I get. I am also grateful for getting to know all these people from all over the world. I feel that I am better for knowing all of them.
I am grateful I have found pre made roasted peppers. Roasting them myself would be fine but my wife is allergic and just cooking them could cause a reaction. Finding the canned ones to add to my hummus has really alleviated that burden.
Thank you all for reading. Sending you Light and Love.

June 2, 3, 4

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Life steps in again. The wife has been ill. Her Majesty has decided that sleeping through the night is passé. Someone moved Arizona to the surface of Crematoria. All those elements mean I missed a couple of runs. I still ran long Sunday night and intervals last night.

June 2
Sunday was 6 miles at 85-90% of max HR. My hear rate was difficult to keep in range tonight so there was a lot of walking. I ran the last 3/4 mile at 100% and felt great!
Juice was primary meal all day. Apple, carrot, baby kale, and spinach with electrolyte enhanced water and a cup of orange juice.
Her Majesty woke up twice in the middle of the night again and I was way hellatired somewhat drained all day. I meditated for over 2 hours and slept for 3. Needless to say, I did not get much else done.

June 3
Monday was hard but somewhat productive. I was not able to work in a run but I was able to do a bunch of yard work. I got a nice upper body workout by chopping oleander branches with a machete. Hard to do with the left hand, but I made sure to switch hands to even out the load.
200 meters of swimming was the only real workout I was able to manage today.
I meditated for 2 hours today.
I also spent time posting my Liebster Award nominations.

June 4
Tuesday was busy but the wife was under the weather so not a lot was done. I did manage to spend an hour working in the yard. I got a sunburn because I was out in the sun for a longer period without taking a break. Not bad though. It was actually a decent workout.
I was able to get in 100 meters of swimming as well.
Meditation for 40 minutes
Interval running – 8 x 400 meters at 2:05 pace was the goal. I managed to run at sub 2 for each one.

I will be working in some heat running with this regimen. Today, June 5, is tempo as well as a short maintenance run.