There seems to be a lot of negative talk about people who share their workouts on social media. The old joke that if you don’t post it to Facebook it didn’t really happen. Why so negative? There’s enough negative in the world why do we need to be nasty about people sharing that they went for a run?
I originally started Friday Fitness as a way to keep me accountable when training for my half marathon, but the more I posted about it I discovered that people read what I wrote and it motivated them or inspired them to get moving. People who thought they couldn’t run have started running. Mommas who thought they were destined to live the rest of their life at their postpartum weight are toning up. Families are out there being active and staying healthy together. And that’s what it is about.
I went to a book party to hear Dimity (she is so tall!!!!) from Another Mother Runner speak on Monday night. It was so awesome to see so many female runners in the same place at the same time. We chatted with fellow runners and we listened to the great stories Dimity told. Some stories were just plain funny, but some were inspirational. We’re a tribe. We’re here to help each other, lift each other up and support each other. And that’s one of the things I love most about my Moms Run This Town chapter. I’ve made great friends and done things (Market to Market Relay) I probably wouldn’t have otherwise done without them. I’ve helped fellow runners meet their goals and they’ve helped me meet mine. Running is often a solo sport, but we are a team.
So, off my soapbox now, here’s the weekly recap.
Saturday – 8 miles (10:39 min/mile)
Sunday – rest
Monday – 2 stroller miles (9:19 min/mile) and Stroller Strength (another 1.6 miles + upper body strength)
Tuesday – 2 miles on the step machine + interval strength
Wednesday – 5 stroller miles (9:54 min/mile)
Thursday – Stroller Strength (1.5 miles + legs and core), 2.5 miles on the step machine
Friday – so far I’ve rested (snuggled with my toddler instead of getting up early to work out). I’m hoping to at least get some time on the step machine in (gotta get my Fitbit steps in!!!) and if I can swing it some strength training, but we’ve got a busy day planned!
So, thanks for listening to me ramble on. I hope these posts don’t come across as me bragging about what I can do, but rather they help you to see what you are capable of doing. Have a great (long!) weekend everyone!!