Fitness this Week
- Spend an average of 45 minutes per day working out even on passive rest days. – Improved by 13 minutes per day (36 minutes per day) from last week but not up to where I want to be. This will continue to be a goal for next week.
- On passive rest days do yoga, go for a walk or do a gentle swim. –I did yoga this week! Wahoo! I did have one rest day that I didn’t do anything. Again this is a continuing goal.
- Get back to meal planning and work on eating foods that will benefit my health, my running and my body.- This week has been great for food! I created a meal plan this week and came home with lots of yummy nourishing food. Favorite meals of the week: Huge green salad and whole wheat penne with ratatouille sauce, and huge green salad and a quinoa bowl with tons of veggies and cheeze sauce.
- Hydrate. Drink more water, more frequently. That is one thing that I haven’t been doing well enough lately and I know I should.- I have been drinking a lot more water, a lot less coffee and a lot less beer.
Goals for this week:
- Spend an average of 45 minutes per day working out even on passive rest days. (Passive rest days = gentle walk, yoga (non-power or hot), easy swim)
- Continue to Hydrate. Drink more water, more frequently. That is one thing that I haven’t been doing well enough lately and I know I should.
- Drink less coffee and less alcohol. Neil and I have decided that we are going to cut back on these two things to improve our health, our energy levels and (hopefully) our running. We have decided that we can have a coffee on Saturday and we can have a max of two alcoholic beverages per week and only on Thursday, Friday or Saturday and not before a run day.
Safety First: Road ID
When I first started running my husband and I always went on your runs together. Although he is faster than me he was always just 2-3 minutes ahead of me and I felt safe knowing he was near by. Nowadays I often do my running alone, many times in the early morning or afternoon and since I don’t have my husband or a friend with me I always wondered what if something happened to me.
A few weeks ago I made the poor decision to go out on a run even though it was hot and I knew I had not hydrated well. By the last half mile of my run I started to feel a little dizzy but I pushed through. As soon as I arrived home I had to get some water and sit down for awhile because the horrible combination of heat, humidity and lack of hydration made me feel like I was just about to pass out. I lucked out that I made it home before that feeling hit but fear set in anyways and I couldn’t stop thinking about the what ifs. That’s when I looked into getting a Road ID.
I talked with the team at Road ID and they decided to send me a Road ID of my choice to have for my safety and to try out for review. I had a choice between a few different styles: the Wrist ID Sport, the Wrist ID Elite, the Wrist ID thing, the Shoe ID, the FIXX ID or the Ankle ID. I decided to go with the Wrist ID Sport because it seemed like the perfect one for running. After measuring my wrist I chose my size, color and what I wanted on my ID. I put my full name, location, my husbands number, my parents number, I noted that I have no allergies and lastly “Follow Your Bliss”.
I now run with my Road ID on every outdoor run. I have a Garmin on one arm and my ID on the other and even though it looks a little silly I don’t care because it’s all about safety first.
Do you run or do outdoor activities with an ID? If not when will you start to?