Last night, I participated in a Twitter chat for the first time in a while. I used to love them, but I’m trying this crazy “unplug when you get home from work” thing I’ve heard about.
I picked up UcanÂ at the NYCM Expo last week. BenÂ had said he tried it and really liked it because he didn’t experience the same energy crash he had with sugary gels. The way this stuff is formulated, it’s supposed to give you sustained energy without a crash for two hours. After some serious bonking at Marine Corps, I was game to try anything that promised no energy crash. I tried it out on Sunday’s run, but I want to try it some more before giving an opinion on it.
Anyway…FitFluential was hosting a Twitter chat with them last night, and I wanted to learn more, so I hopped in.
I saw my girl Kelly OlexaÂ tweet this, and it got me thinking.
[Insert me typing in front of my window, Sex and the City style?]
For the past four months, I trained for Marine Corps. Most of the time, I was more than happy to be running, but I definitely found myself longing for After The Marathon.
This After The Marathon time would be great.
I’d try CrossFit!
And become addicted to Soul Cycle!
(So, I’d spend all my money on fitness? Hmm…)
Last week, I spent most of my time on Shannon’s couch working from home. I couldn’t motivate myself to work out, but frankly I didn’t care last week. I knew some rest time was good after the marathon, and working out just wasn’t a priority anyway.
This week, though, I would do all those After The Marathon things.
I’d also clean up my diet!
And start doing strength!
I don’t consider myself a super-Type A person, but when Kelly tweeted that last night, I realized how much I really thrive on training plans. That focus on running.
I had no workout plans yesterday…so I didn’t work out. I had nothing planned in the morning, and no looming goals to make me go out and work out.
Not me. I quit the gym.Â I’m terrible at remembering to cross-train and lift.
I tried FlyBarreÂ this morning with Emily, and it was fun…if by fun, you mean my tight, bulky quads attempting to do tiny little movements. In all seriousness, it was fun to take a class with Emily, and I’m sure I’ll try it again, but I don’t see myself doing it often.
And I do want to try CrossFit, mostly because it sounds fun and TinaÂ may stop being friends with me if I don’t try it. (In all seriousness, I think the group atmosphere will motivate me to actually stick to strength workouts, and I’m turning
30 29 again soon, and I’d like to tighten up.)
But at the end of the day, this makes me happy.
Questions: Do you thrive on training plans? Runners, do you have a hard time making yourself do other workouts, too? Â If you did a fall marathon (or still have one coming up), what’s on your After The Marathon List?