Wednesday, June 8, 2011


After taking a few days to think about what my goals really are right now, talking with a trusted running mentor, and throwing myself into the workouts without abandon, I am starting to feel that I am getting back into the zone.

The runs and cross training is enjoyable, even in the miserable heat, and I look forward to getting a little something in every day, even if it less than what my "plan" suggests it should be.

I know it is miserably hot out there right now, but I really enjoy the summer training. The sweating and struggling makes me feel like I am accomplishing something.

I've added in a lot of cross training this season. Swimming, yoga, core work, push-ups, etc. I do what I can when I can. I will spread it out over the day, doing push-ups between laundry loads and car pools, planks before and after a shower, swimming while the kids are in swim lessons, etc. It's been a fun challenge to figure out how to make it all work rather than resent not being able to get the written plan in.

Looking forward to some longer runs in the coming weeks. Totally enjoying the moment!


  1. The only joy in running in the heat is the sweat - and I love it!

  2. As a speedy Brooks teammate once said: "Its not sweat, it's liquid awesome!" I have to agree;)

    Yay for XT! Keep going sister!

  3. Doesn't it feel wonderful to be "in the zone"! You have to be happy when a schedule as complicated as yours starts to come together.
    I am so far out of the zone right now that I have to admire my friends' workouts until I get through IMTX recovery.
    Keep up the great work!!

  4. I love the zone and wish I could visit it more often. Long may it continue for you!!!

    PS. I love the "liquid awesome" comment too :-)