Monday, January 18, 2016

Off Track but Keeping It Together

Okay runners, it's week 2 of my training and that means I have another training week under my belt  {even if it wasn't the greatest}.  My whole house came down with my stomach bug {not a fun time at all}. So, my training had to take a back seat to taking care of my family such I wouldn't have it another way.. Once I got everyone well I have really struggled with motivation. It was been so hard to get out the door {I could think of a hundred reasons not to go}. The one thing that has really helped me is listening to music especially since I have been running solo lately. I'm usually an unplugged to music runner. I broke myself from listening to music about 2 years ago and it has really helped me be more aware of my body/surrounding. In case you don't know what unplugged means it's when you run with no music/ headphone or it can mean you run without electronics tracking your run. As the week has come to an end I am looking forward to a more productive week 3. I'm also looking forward to the Volleyball season starting at work{I think it will be great cross training for me}.

Look at these pitiful kiddos.

Training Week 2


3 mile run { No Butt Challenge! I'm a slacker, lol)



2 mile tempo run and Butt Challenge {35 squats/20 bridges/25 lunges}

 Butt Challenge {40 squats/20 bridges/30 lunges}

6.2 (10 K) mile run, ab workout (15 min),
 and Butt Challenge {40 squats/25 bridges/30 lunges}

{Here's a look at my training plan.}

How is your running going?
What do you do for cross training?

Happy crafty running,
Amanda :)


  1. Sorry your house caught the bug! So nice to see you posting again! It is so hard to find self motivation! I run alone and lost my running buddy when she moved a year ago! I downloaded a zombie run app, and it has been entertaining so it has been more interesting to run! Carri~A Running bee

    1. Man, it stinks to loose a running buddy. My running buddy's husband just got deployed so she can't train with me. I have never heard of this zombie run app. I will have to check it out. Thank for commenting :)