Easing Back Into Speed WorkPosted: September 19, 2011
Waking up on Monday Morning’s is normally the worst feeling ever! Another week to count down till the next weekend.
I overcame my Monday Blues with a low intensity 5k Recovery Run. I jogged my usual route then followed up with some Chocolate Milk and Stretched when I returned home.
I went with something I had been craving this morning for Breakfast: Fruit Plate (Grapefruit, Kiwi Fruit and a Banana with PB&J.
Few hours later I snacked on some Cucumber sticks, Sesame Snaps & Dates.
The good thing about Monday’s for me = No classes. I generally use this to do some cleaning, and indulge in one of my fave pastimes reading! I’ve been pretty slack lately on setting time aside for myself to just escape into a good book and relax my mind.
So I decided to finish off a novel that I had set aside. Secret Daughter By Shilpi Somaya Gowda. I’d been wanting to finish this book but lately I’ve been tired and there’s always a million things that need to be done.
As a Social Work student I was attracted to the theme of adoption in this particular book and the effects on both the birth family, adoptee and the adoptive family. The book has a good plot, and the author captures the anguish of motherhood and a child’s search for her origins through two interwoven stories. It was hard to believe that this was Shilpi’s first novel she ties together adoption, family and search for one’s self quite nicely.
In between reading/relaxing I was craving Sushi for lunch. So I went to pick some up to enjoy with my usual Mixed Berry Parfait.
This was a very filling lunch and got me through my afternoon training session.
Afternoon Workout: Since this was my first speed work session in approx 2 weeks. I decided to do Strides (less then 200m of faster running). My main focus in here was working on running form -Strong torso, Arm swing, Leg speed. Overall this was a gentle but effective workout. So my workout consisted of a Warm Up, Stretch, Formal set of Strides, Warm Down & Stretch. I came home and of course had some Chocolate milk and followed this up with an Ice Bath.
Then I was free to enjoy the rest of the evening “actively resting” and do some more reading 🙂
Hoping You All Have a Great Start to the Week!