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Back at it!!

I have not run since June, when I did the LoziLu Mud Run.  Whoa.  I could give the laundry list of whys, but let's just say that running has NOT been a priority.  That's the bottom line really.  It has to be a priority.  It has to been planned, scheduled and treated with the respect it deserves.  Respect the Run.  Respect your ability to run. Plan it.  Do it.  And no matter how many times it takes, you Begin Again.  I am going to follow the 5K training plan that I used to train for the LoziLu Mud Run.  It is a 12 week plan that includes strength exercises and was developed for LoziLu by Orange Shoe Fitness.

I have also been doing yoga pretty religiously and I plan to continue with that.  Yoga gives me such a since of peace and it is super secret strength training ;)  You don't even know you're building strength!  I can plank with the best of them now and it's all due to yoga!! Unfortunately, I haven't dropped a pound.  Not a single pound :( Eh. I feel better though!!

If you're still hanging in reading my blog, btw, thank you!!

On a side note, if you live in Southern Wisconsin, or would like a scenic drive to a great event, check out next weekend's North Face Endurance Challenge.  There are race options from a 5k (which I was supposed to run :(  to a 50 miler!  The Challenge takes place at Kettle Moraine State Park in Eagle, Wisconsin and will be beautiful!! It is supposed to be cool this weekend and I can't imagine better conditions!  I'm quite disappointed in myself that I let life sideline me and missed my chance to run in such an amazing event.  Please come back to the Madison area next year, North Face Challenge, and I will be there!!!!  (I'll even wear bells ;)



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