Monday is the new Friday. Well, maybe not, but as I reflect on my first week of training, there are definitely new perks to Mondays! Mondays, for the next 20 weeks, are Rest Days. Ahhh, rest.
Last week, my wonderful training partner (WTP) and I walked 3 miles on Together Tuesday, 3 miles on Do your Own Thing Thursday, 4 miles on Sweaty Saturday and 3 miles on Survive the Week Sunday. That’s 13 miles more than we walked the previous week but is NOT the number of miles we will walk on ONE day during the Big Event, not to mention the 18 mile days in the last few weeks of training. Yikes.
This week we add cross training on Wednesday and Friday. This means 15-20 minutes on the Elliptical or on a bike or in the pool. This is the cardio to support the legs through the distance. Well, see how this week goes.
I am looking forward to the day when my legs do not need to be heavily convinced to take those first few steps. I look forward to the day when I feel like doing something besides sleeping after a 4 mile walk. My body will get conditioned as we progress but we are certainly not there quite yet.