If you’re new here, #MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Running Rachel for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have each other to pick us up to keep moving forward.
Happy Monday everyone! How are you adjusting to the time change? I love love love that it’s light out later in the evening but boy was this morning tough! My morning run tomorrow morning will be incredibly challenging. That said I’m so excited that Spring is on its way!! It’s like our reward for our persistence in training through the cold cruel winter.
Last week was a welcome change. Hubby is no longer travelling for work, and the girl’s hockey is starting to wind down. It was a much more relaxing week than the past 5 when hubby was travelling. We enjoyed a lot of family time over the week. I did my strength training workout on Monday, and followed the Little Black Dress 30 day challenge. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday I got up before work and ran with the o’dark thirty ladies.
Saturday night was super fun. We had another MasterChef night at Julie’s house. This time the theme was St. Patrick’s day. We made Julie prepare us a 3 course dinner using ingredients such as: potatoes, cabbage, green lentils, spinach, asparagus, pork, apples, green jello, green apple jelly beans, Guinness, Irish Whiskey etc.
This was Julie’s dessert ingredients:
Our dinner turned out amazing, though I may have had too much fun as I missed my opportunity to run on Sunday in favour of an afternoon nap with my youngest daughter. Sunday night hubby took my oldest to hockey while I stayed home and cuddled and watched The Bee Movie on Netflix.
This week the weather is supposed to be gorgeous! The temperatures are supposed to soar to over freezing every single day! We have had 5 weeks of every day being below freezing, so I plan on embracing the warmer weather. My training plan for this week is:
Tuesday: 6-8k morning run with my best running friends
Challenge: 20 jumping jacks, 10 burpees, 10 high kness
Thursday: 6-8k morning run with my best running friends
Friday: Weights at GoodLife Fitness
Challenge: 40s plank, 15 tricep dips, 20 mountain climbers
Saturday: 20k run
Challenge: 25 jumping jacks, 20 burpees, 20 high knees
Sunday: 90 min on the trainer
Challenge: 25 bridges, 30 squats, 30 lunges
I checked our hockey schedule for next weekend and we have all afternoon free on BOTH Saturday and Sunday. I am so excited to do my long run!
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Have an active and healthy week!
Are you happy to see Spring too?
How was your training last week?
What’s on your training plan for this week?