So today was my First official day of training. The TNT training schedule said that I should complete one mile today. However, my trainer said to continue my current routine (i.e. don’t go backwards). Just continue my current routine until the schedule catches up; which apparently is really soon. I went to my parent’s house and picked up my little sister. She drove us to the park, and we did about 2 miles and finished most of Week 3.
You know how I was kinda freaking out about the training schedule with only 2 Rest days? Well apparently, they accidently gave us the wrong schedule at the kickoff event yesterday. I posted up the new schedule on my fridge as a daily reminder, with a plan to “X” off the days as I complete them. However, the new and improved schedule only has ONE rest day each week! ONE? I stood there in front of the fridge for several minutes just staring at it. Am I supposed to train 6 days a week? SIX????? Really? Am I going to have to train in the morning? Where will find the time?? My sister came in the kitchen and said “Are you still looking at that? Get over it, it’s not gonna change.” She was right; staring at the calendar would not make my comfortable Monday, Wednesday & Saturday routine come back. I’ve already signed the dotted line. Plus, one my blog readers, that I call Mama Helen already donated $100 to fight blood cancer. $100 dollars!!! She was the very first person to donate, even before my family and friends. I wanted to hug her, but we don’t even live in the same state. LOL ! So, one step at a time, one day at time, I’ll run towards my fitness goals and get closer to a cure.
….As I walked past the full length mirror in the hallway, I jokingly told my sister, I look skinny already, just knowing that I’m working out 6 days a week. Ha!
This summer, I was training 5 days a week. Once you get into the groove, you will miss working out on your day off! Maybe. I’m struggling with winter workouts, and finding my new groove. But, Carli can do it! I know you can!
Wow, Angela, you’re quick! I’m still making edits to this post! …. Yeah, winter can be a beast. I bought a new Nike Hooded sweatshirt to help keep me warm. I’m so glad that I’m training with a team, that will help keep me motivated on those cold saturday morning runs.
If it makes you feel any better, you can always rest on the cross-training days too. In my book, napping is also a great cross-training activity. Your muscles need time to repair and rebuild, and what better method than by laying on the couch? 😉
Coach Tina! Thanks for stopping by my website. I took time off on Monday, because I did actually have to give my body time to repair. Now everybody knows my coach said it to the world, I can rest on cross-training days! LOL