On the fitness front I took my traditional week off after the race and started TapouT XT on Monday. I forgot how hard the DVDs in this program are and I am still sore from Monday's "Combat Core" workout. I also decided to log back into My Fitness Pal and track my food again, for any of you who use it I am Summermom24. I hate counting calories and tracking what I eat, but sometimes it is a necessary evil. All of the hotel living and eating out everyday has me at about 16 pounds up from what I weighed in September, so I need to get back on track and the best way to do that is to make a solid plan so that is what I am doing. I am eating 3 small meals and 3 snack a day focusing on clean/ whole foods, drinking my water and trying to workout 4-5 days a week. At this time these are all obtainable goals for me. I am also joining my friend Julie from Run. Walk. Fastpass. Repeat in a 30 day squat, crunch and plank challenge. Today is day 1 and I am excited to get started. I think the accountability will be good for me, and if I don't do anything else you better believe I will get my squats, crunches and planks in, and after having 4 kids I sure do need them.
I am also officially in the off season so my next half isn't until Oct or Nov. I have my eye on a few novelty 5Ks that I would like to do over the summer, but I will be keeping the mileage pretty low so I am looking for other forms of cardio to supplement in there and this is where I turn to you. I would love to hear what your off season workouts look like! What do you focus on and how do you feel it helps your running when you look at the big picture?