Rite Aid Cleveland Half Marathon Training – Week 2

This week has been a mess of attempted workouts and successful workouts. My partner in crime started a new job this week, and, just for the hell of it, life decided to throw a sick kiddo and a “wind chill day” in the mix too. For those of you outside of the northeast region of this wonderful country, wind chill days are when the morning temperature with the wind chill is below -15 degrees. -14? That’s OK. Perfectly fine for kids to walk to school. -15? Unacceptable.  And even though I work in the school district NEXT DOOR to the one my children attend, sometimes the two districts disagree about the temperature.  Scientific and data-based decision-making, right? Not so much. So, with my partner in crime starting a brand new job, take-time-off-to-stay-with-kiddos fell to me this week. Hoping this week includes higher temperatures and healthier family members.  Hope sometimes includes avoiding looking at the weather report which includes these predictions-sigh.


Excited this coming week for a few things: a meeting with some of the Cleveland marathon employees tomorrow. I love seeing these folks-they are supportive of the great community of bloggers and interested in making the race as great as it can be. Second, I get to have a real, grown-up Valentine’s Day date with Phil. We’ve sometimes skipped a real date in the past, but this year we’re headed to see Porgy & Bess downtown at the Palace Theater.  I can’t wait to get dressed up and go out to dinner & a show.  Hope you all have a great week!  Here’s a recap of my workouts this week-still no real running, but hope to be back at it soon! I’m still working on my 40 Days to Personal Revolution Yoga practice. This week will mark 4 weeks in. Check out this link for the podcast of the 60 minute practice I’ve been using this week.

Monday:  45 Minute kettle bell class AM + 20 minute home yoga practice PM, skipped swim class due to sick kiddo.

Tuesday:  45 Minute home yoga practice.  Intended this one to be longer, but struggled with not feeling so well myself.  Avoided full-blown sickness, thank goodness.

Wednesday: Nothing.  Nada.  Still feeling under the weather and skipped all workouts.

Thursday:  60 Minute home yoga practice, 25 minutes of which seemed to be nothing but sun salutation after sun salutation. Phew. Then headed to gym while kiddos did swim lesson.  Mini cardio circuit: 1 mile on elliptical, 5 miles on bike (awesome new bikes at the YMCA) and .5 mile run.  Yes, I ran! Kept it short, but it was glorious.  Took some serious restraint to not keep going.

Friday:  45 minute kettle bell AM + 75 minute Black Light yoga session at my local studio in the PM. Insanely fun! I wore white, per instructor suggestions, donned a couple of glow bracelets and had an amazing workout, packed with dancing to music provided by a DJ, fog machine and light show. Amazing what a few bells and whistles do to make a normal workout feel like a party.  Will totally do this again.

Saturday: 60 minute home yoga practice.

Sunday: I’ll wrap it up with either a 60 or 90 minute practice tonight.

Arm progress-thank you kettle bells & yoga!
Arm progress-thank you kettle bells & yoga!

Check back tomorrow for the first day of my #runCLE giveaway for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon!

3 thoughts on “Rite Aid Cleveland Half Marathon Training – Week 2

  1. harmonteach February 9, 2014 / 12:34 pm

    Interesting… BTW: I love the new banner at the top. I think you need to add your new “gun” photo to it. There’s an electric run in Berea in June at night, which sounds like it might be fun!

  2. Merri Dennis February 19, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    I certainly admire your stamina and enthusiasm. I have a dear friend who runs marathons and it amazes me that anyone can really do this. Stay motivated!
    I’m stopping by from the 100 Days Challenge.

  3. Cole Nemeth February 20, 2014 / 10:18 am

    I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day! Your arms look amazing btw!

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