Hey Tink- I’m ready for you!
I got a few questions on Twitter about my training for the Tinkerbell Half Marathon that’s coming up in *gasp* 10 days. As I write this, I’m a bit tired as I cranked up my workout schedule to insanity (well at least for me) levels, that included a bit of a diet overhaul and additional cross training.
Last week, I started a new session of Kaia F.I.T. (crosstraining for women) Bootcamp, A.K.A. the “BRIK” session. It involves 4 1 hour sessions each week, one week of detox to “eat clean,” and a running day on Saturday. I am both exhilarated and tired at the same time. Not only is the BRIK/Bootcamp session kickin’ my tush, but I’ve been amping up my mileage as well, why?
BECAUSE HALLELUJAH I CAN BREATHE!
Having an inhaler has made running so much different for me. I ran for 6 months and logged over 250 miles with great struggle- I’d get a few blocks and have to catch my breath. Now that I have an inhaler, I can tackle hills, go further and I don’t feel like my chest got pulverized after I do a long run- it’s like night and day. For all you other asthmatic runners out there, I’m giving you a high five. Nobody wants to have an “illness” or “problem,” but being able to manage my asthma effectively has changed my life, really! Plus, there are a ton of other asthmatic runners on Twitter who have come to guide me, so I feel like I’m in good company.
Sunday: Rest or 2 miler (depending on health/recovery)
Monday: Kaia F.I.T. 1 hr.
Tuesday: 5 miles run
Wednesday: Kaia F.I.T. 1 hr. +2 mile run.
Thursday: Kaia F.I.T. 1 hr.
Friday: Kaia F.I.T. Yoga Day 1 hr. (and no, it’s not easy yoga, it’s like pilates!)
Saturday: Run Day (mileage varies with the group)
I finally got my AFSP packet for the Tink, thanks to everyone who donated to my Tinker Bell Half Marathon fundraiser -you rock! My detox week (modified to include carbs) for Kaia F.I.T. went pretty well and now, all I have to do is plan my outfit (ordered a cute sparkly skirt, now just need some wings!) and I’m totally hankering for a new pair of Mizuno Wave Rider 16’s.
The Mizuno Wave Rider 15’s are my “Cinderella running shoe” but this new model matches my blog’s colors- isn’t it a match made in heaven? I will probably get these after the Tink (so I’m not running in new shoes) but dude, seriously, I have to have these new Mizunos! I spotted them at a run shop in central California and have been lusting over them ever since. I seriously need a shoe fairy to magically make them appear!
Normal half marathon training normally isn’t this crazy- I assure you, normal people don’t get diagnosed with asthma, enroll in a bootcamp, go on a nutritional detox and have to plan travel, outfits and meetups all crammed into the 3 weeks before the half marathon itself- this is just my life and how crazy I’ve been.
If you’re in crunch time for a half marathon- try not to do what I’ve done and put too much on your plate- but I found that with some sleep-in time, epsom salt baths, proper stretches and cute workout outfits, I’m handling the adjustments alright so far.
Alright- who will I be seeing at the Tinkerbell Half Marathon? Please let me know, I want to say hi!