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Weekly Recap: Finding a New Groove

Hello there!  This past week, I put out a post with some December goals that I have set for myself.  When I’m not officially training, I don’t have the sense of urgency to train like I should.  Plus, with the hustle and bustle of the season, It’s easy to let all of that go to the wayside.  This week, I did a great job getting back into the groove with workouts.

M: Insanity Plyometric Cardio

T: Insanity Power and Resistance

W: 40 mins on the bike

Th: 60 minutes step class

F: Rest

S: 3 mile run

S: TBD

My thoughts on Insanity

I have used this program in the past and have seen good results with weight loss from it.  Now that I am popping videos back in, I’m finding this might not be the right program for me right now.  Everyone is moving at such a quick pace.  Even thought they always tell you to use proper form, the focus is on quickly completing reps.  Form is bound to go out the window (maybe that’s just me?).  And let’s face it, it’s just intense!  This week, I’m going to use a few of the Hammer and Chisel videos and some Nike+ training workouts with an increased focus on my cardio.  Right now, I would rather do controlled movements for strength and core work.

Breakfast Saves the Day

I started actually eating breakfast this week (not just having a snack bar on the go).  This has been a game changer for me.  I’m not starving in the afternoon and making trips to the cafeteria looking for things to eat.  My go to this week has been a variation of the Run Fast Eat Slow oatmeal.  I topped it with dried tart cherries and cashews for some crunch and texture.

Federal Galley

A new food place opened up this week, and I had to cave and try it!  You may remember that I posted about the Smallman Galley a few weeks back.  This is the second location with the same concept.  Very similar set up, 4 rotating kitchens for up and coming chefs that allow them to learn the business end of opening a restaurant while raising funds.  We got food from two of the kitchens, Provision PGH and Supper.  It did not disappoint!  We got the poutine (duck fat fried fries with the usually fixins’), the burger of the moment (bacon jam and blue cheese), brussels (with a dippy yolk and focaccia), and apple cheesecake.  We did split all of that lol.

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Glass City Marathon Updates

Still looking for a spring marathon or half?  Early bird pricing is still available for GCM!  Early bird pricing ends on 12/31 ($55 half/ $75 marathon).

Plus, they just announced that the first 2.500 to sign up for the half will receive a quarter zip jacket to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the race – bonus!

You can check out the course maps here.  One of my favorite things is the finish line (and the after party).  The marathon and half finish inside the “Glass Bowl” which is the football field at the University.  Afterwards, the food and beer abounds.

 

Sharing the love

This week, I’m linking up with Steff of RunSteffRun and Tricia and HoHo for the Weekly Wrap