Last week, I simultaneously blogged about the the plethora of races on my calendar and complained about the high costs of race registration fees. Not even a week later, I added three (yes, THREE!) new races to my agenda:
Clearly, I have issues.
On the positive side, however, my race schedule for the year is complete. I am cutting myself off from registering for any more races. You guys are my witnesses. I will not registered for any more races in 2011. Of course, if a free race entry comes my way, I’m all for it!
As you probably know, I’m working with the Boston Running Center to get myself into ideal running shape for the NYC Marathon in November. In the past, I’ve struggled with some injuries due to a hip imbalance, so I’m working with a coach to deal with them. My workouts for the next few weeks involve a lot of stretching, foam rolling, and strengthening workouts.
Today’s workout started with a 10-minute warm up on the elliptical, followed by a Body Pump class where I used lighter weight on the lunge and squat tracks (as suggested by my coach).
After class, I did some tube walking and single leg squats. My right leg is quite a bit weaker since my left leg does the majority of the work when I am running, which has led to a number of my injuries. Hopefully, these extra strengthening exercises will help to even out the imbalance.
After the gym, I came home and made lunch: a chopped Romaine salad with tomatoes, carrots, balsamic vinegar, flaxseed oil, and some falafel on top. I finished off lunch with a dark chocolate Adora disk.
Question of the Day
Do you have any races on your calendar for this year? If so, which one(s) are you looking forward to the most?
P.S. Just in case you missed Murphy’s recap of his first 5k! He’s so proud of himself!