Listening, learning ‘n stuff

This past weekend involved some of this:

First strawberries of the season – yum.

And a little bit of this:

Much-needed “present” time with loved ones – this is us on our “date night in” after strawberry picking (which was a reward for a particularly tough mentally – and physically – training run…but we won’t go back to that run, onward, right??)

This weekend also involved a rest day – which brings me to my main point of today’s post – on listening and learning.

Last week’s little surprise sickness-from-nowhere was a great reminder to maintain balance – something you all know I try very hard to maintain.  So I’m listening to my body and learning to include more rest – something I believe I fully need  (and deserve – you’ll see why in a sec) right now to perform my best, to feel my best, to do my best.

And with that – here is my workout plan for the week:
Sunday – rest
Monday – 6.5 miler in the AM; barre n9ne method in the PM
Tuesday – barre n9ne lean & tone in the PM
Wednesday – 5 miler rundate with the sis in the AM
Thursday – 6 mile rundate with the sis (and Scott) and barre n9ne long & lean legs; barre n9ne fusion
Friday – rest
Saturday –  4-5 mile run…in Central Park!! (we’ll be in NYC all weekend! More on this later)

You’ll note two things:  two rest days and yes, one less day of running (sob!) which was a lot harder for me to “agree” to than the rest day! I’m in that mode where I’m sincerely LOVING every workout and just want more, more, more! And even though I know I can do more, I am going to listen. Instead of five days of running plus 4-5 days of barre n9ne classes, paring that back to *just* four days of running will make a big difference. Especially as I continue to up the miles in preparation for the YuKanRun half in August. I mean really – what’s one day less of running in the grand scheme of things? I might miss my little bunny friends in the morning on Tuesdays but that’s ok – I’m listening and learning, right?

So there you have it – listening, learning ‘n stuff.  I’ll be back later to fill ya’ll in on the NYC plans for next weekend and to chat more about this whole barre n9ne thing, less than 30 days to go – and more inches to be lost. 😉