Well yesterday I decided to make my own training calendar for returning to running. It’s been far too long since I had some kind of schedule to follow. Well, other than the April Calendars. I can’t wait to post the one for May – you can find a sneak peak of it on my facebook page. Thanks DD!
I didn’t follow the 10% rule completely. So weeks have a 20% increase and such but this isn’t a calendar intended for a beginner, it’s intended to get my legs and muscles moving again.
Keep in mind that I am doing daily workouts with the April Challenges This millage seems like nothing to me now but I remember a time when it was a lot – so I think this will be a great way to keep myself from doing too much too fast.
You’ll notice I dropped down the millage and didn’t increase it on week 3 of the back-to-running plan. This is because I was ready that it’s usually in the 3rd week when injuries show their ugly face again. I have no idea why that is but decided to trust it and back it off a bit.
What do you guys think of this plan?? are weeks 4 & 5 too much? I figured since I have a running foundation it should be ok and I can always play it by ear.
* I love how 5 miles is considered my long run now * lol
Zellers (do you Americans even know what that is?) is closing where we live and of course a Walmart is replacing it 😉 but I don’t mind. I love Walmart!
Anyway, because it’s closing down never to return everything in the whole store has been 30-50% OFF! I finally decided to bite the bullet and head on in after getting to leave work early on Saturday.
I left with only toys. I bee-lined right for the section and knew what I needed to grab. This $80 dog that is intended for tween girls. Logan has been begging me for it for quite some time. I just couldn’t justify an $80 fake dog purchase, especially when we have a real dog at home. However, at 50% off I was feeling pretty cool when I came home
Best spent money ever.
I also bought him a large amount of crayola products because at %40 off they were a great deal. I needed some new art for my home anyway 😉
Well today is my brother’s 25th Birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAY!
So I made him a vanilla 9X13 inch cake and covered it in vanilla swiss meringue buttercream (you know I’m addicted to that stuff) the recipe will follow once I taste it and make sure it’s good. <——– normally I pre taste the cake when I cut it to level it out, but I made a perfectly level cake! FIRST TIME EVER!!!!
I’m not going to lie, it made me feel cool – like I was a pro baker or something.
Here’s the cake:
No Martha Stewart, but I’ll take it. I literally mixed the colours and just started “drawing” It was my first time doing leaves and trees and I thought the turned out perfectly. Now if only Jay was a baby boy or a father…..because this definitely has that father’s day/it’s a boy cake vibe 😉 lol
1. What would you change on my return to running calendar?? Ever make one yourself??
2. What was your most favourite toy growing up??
I’m going to have to go with Popples!!!! and basically all other 80’s toys featured here
3. cake decorating?? are you good at it or do you just wing-it like me??
* you didn’t think I’d be crazy enough to get a real puppy when we already have Rex did you??