Since I have been following a schedule for half marathon training, I have 2 days out of the week where I have to cross train. I have had an interesting time deciding what to do on those days because I don't want to just do cardio every day. I want to also do strength training to hopefully tone my body while I lose weight. Lately, I have been doing lots of yoga, some Zumba, and this last week I tried out Cardio Barre at the Quarry Bend in Sandy, Utah for the first time!
I had never tried this before and so I was not sure what to expect. Basically it was a lot of strengthening and toning while using the ballet bar to hold onto for support. 30 minutes into it, I was definitely feeling sore, but the good kind. I would love to try it out again.
The hardest part for me about Half Marathon training and I am sure anyone would agree is the long runs. I just have a hard time fitting it into my schedule because it does take up a big chunk of my day. On Saturdays, I usually run these because my husband is home with my kids. This last week I did another 9 miler and this coming week I have to do 10! I know it sounds like a lot and it really is, but its very empowering when you finish. Just thinking that you just ran 9 miles makes you feel pretty amazing! I get a high off doing it so thinking about doing it again is a little exciting. I hope that doesn't sound too weird!
Well I plan on making this next week another great one! I want to continue building my endurance so I can do really well on race day. Also, I have already decided on my next half marathon! We are going to Seattle Rock N Roll half marathon next year! I am already so excited to keep up my running goals!