3 days ago
This weeks long run was 16 miles and and half way to through my training for the Maine Coast Marathon Today was an achievement as my longest run EVER, and I am 10.2 miles away from running 26.2 miles Last week, my long run was tough. This week, it was amazing. I felt wonderful most of the time, there was a beautiful moon rising, and Spring is officially here! In the past, I have always become injured at some point. Im really hoping that I make it through my training without any injury, and I am attributing the fact that I have made it this far to some conscious decisions I have made:
-Following a strict strengthening program made by a world class personal trainer that focuses on strengthening my core and hips, which are generally weak in women and contribute to most running injuries.
-Practicing yoga AT LEAST once to twice a week, I am so grateful that the on demand library I subscribe to has so many options including a handy “yoga for runners” video I can stream to my home
-Nourishing my body with balanced macronutrients, whole foods, and a superfoods shake. The lack of processed foods and decreased sugar are helpful in decreasing inflammation in your body. I have honestly never felt stronger, more energetic, and healthier in general and I have ALWAYs worked out.
-Practicing self care by visiting the chiropractor monthly to keep my underlying sciatica at bay. She has helped me SO much, from barely being able to walk at one point to resuming the active lifestyle I love.
Feeling good and making your body perform optimally is so worth it! It may be hard at first but it becomes routine and you will NEVER want to go back- I challenge you. The nutrition plan I follow was developed by top nutritionists and I can teach it to you. Im not a nutritionist, but I have lived this for 5 years and now I am certified in it, and I know it inside and out. These workout programs were developed by world class trainers for whole body training. You can do all of it FROM HOME. Your goal does not need to be a marathon, I certainly didn’t start with that goal. it can be losing 10 lb, doing 10 pushups, lowering your blood pressure. Give me a few weeks and see what happens