Oh yeah I turned it up this week. I think I may have done some activity every day this past week. I worked out with my personal trainer Monday and Wednesday and ran with my Pavement Warriors Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and finally rounded out the weekend with a 5 mile run on Saturday and a 2-mile walk on Sunday for the Food Allergies Research & Education FAREwell Walk to raise awareness.
Before I get into my latest week in review, I would like to thank EVERYONE who has embraced this month’s challenge “Your NEW PR” using the Strava Run and Cycling app. It is simple – set your goal and work towards achieving or exceeding your goal. And while you’re at it – follow ME (Diatta Harris, Femme Fitale Fit Club) to be entered in the raffle where two lucky winners will be selected randomly to win a COOL athletic care package full of GOODIES.
Monday – 9/30
Made it happen with my trainer at 5:30 am. I think I worked really strong this day. It was tough but worth it. With all the cardio challenges we have going on this month – I have to balance it with strength training to build strong muscles and bones! I am not getting any younger. Here is my workout.
Tuesday – 10/1
It’s the first day of October and it was ON with the challenge this month. I entered my own 60 mile challenge even though there are also 25 and 75 mile challenges for those just starting and those needing that extra push. And even with this challenge looming I stayed in the bed Tuesday. I was DEAD tired and could NOT get out of bed. That meant I really had to turn it up the remainder of the week.
Wednesday – 10/2
I double dipped. I trained with my trainer and then came home and HOPPED on my treadmill to get in about 1.6 miles before it was time to go OFF and make the doughnuts. Hey – I had to get started.
Thursday – 10/3
I went on out there with my girl and new runner to join us. We did 3 miles in order to get back quickly but that doesn’t mean it was easy. It was CHOCK full o’hills! And yes, we do workout at 5 am because I need to get up and out before my body realizes what is going on.
Friday – 10/4
We did our regular route with a little twist at the end. My Strava app started trippin’ a little bit and stopped. Thank goodness for Wahoo Fitness because I was able to upload my workout from that app to Strava and all was good with the world.
Saturday – 10/5
As I just stated, I like to workout early in the morning before my body knows what is going on but this Saturday I started a 5 mile run at 9 am. That is crazy for me and it was HOT. I am so used to running in the dark any hint of daylight is like BRIGHT LIGHT to me. We made it though.
Sunday – 10/6
I drove to Lorton, VA from Baltimore to participate in a FARE walk for Food Allergies Research & Education since my son has major allergies (peanuts, shellfish, eggs and cow’s milk). I hooked up with my soror and two ladies who attended Florida A&M University, my alma mater. We had a great time. I can’t believe how big all the children are. Seems like only yesterday. Either way – it was a 2-mile walk and I got it in and it counted towards my 17 miles this week.
These are some of the cute signs their children made for the walk.
And it is on. As long as I have the energy, I plan to make this a very active month. What are your goals for this month? What do you have in place to ensure you achieve them? Leave us a comment and tell us all about it.TOODLES!
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