Since I started training for the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon I’ve been using the Runkeeper App to keep track of it. What I mean by it is route, time, splits and more. This is all in the free version! You can do even more in the paid version but I haven’t needed it yet.
One benefit I didn’t know when I started using it was the encouragement. Yes, the reminder I get three days a week to walk is helpful. That and the messages when I set a new personal best like the one above.
What I Did This Week
Here’s my exercise summary for the past week.
Thursday: Walked 3 miles with my husband at home.
Friday: Rest Day. It was supposed to be a cross-training day but I was tired and slept in.
Saturday: Group training walk for the half-marathon. We walked 4.1 miles on the coast. Even though the route was flat the heat was a bit of a problem. I’m used to walking in 50-60 degree weather and it was 71 by the time we were done around 9:30 am.
Sunday: Pilates Reformer 1.5. The level one class was full so I went to the 1.5. It was fine but does involve more advanced planking than I can do. With modifications I was able to finish.
Monday: Walked 3 miles.
Tuesday: Rest. I knocked a computer over onto my foot Monday night and bruised it pretty bad. I’m hoping it doesn’t keep me from my training walks the rest of the week.
I’m hoping to get in two cross-training sessions this week. What tool do you use for motivation?
Denise @ Do you have that in my size??? says
I went to the best Level 1 Pilates class last night and then the instructor (Marie) announced that from next week onward that class will be a level 2 because it was only Level 1 this one time due to a typo. When I expressed my deep sadness, she mentioned that there’s a Level 1.5 at 5:00 pm Tuesday that she teaches and that I’m ready for it. I’m glad you attended a 1.5 so I can be prepared for it in a couple of weeks when my schedule will allow me to try it.
Kay Lynn says
Denise, the level 1.5 isn’t very different from the 1. For me the main differences have been more challenging planking but you can always modify so you do what you can do. I can’t wait to hear how you like it.