Monday - Off day (or PiYo if I feel up to it)
Tuesday - AM short run, PM Pilates class
Wednesday - AM Cycling class, upper body weights
Thursday - Mid-length run, yoga
Friday - Short run, core work
Saturday - Bodyrock.tv/Blogilates short home workout, then off
Sunday - Long run!
I adore this new schedule. Like, seriously love it. If I could add even more classes, I probably would. I'm turning into a fitness-aholic. Which is better than other things, I guess.
2. We had a wonderful 4th of July! I went to my first cycling class and it was AWESOME. Hubby had gone to one on Tuesday and said it was great, and that the teacher was doing a Glee-inspired class on Wednesday morning. I'm a total Gleek, so I jumped on it. The teacher dressed up like Coach Sue and yelled at us, it was a blast. Then I came home and we got ready to go back for the Y pool party. They may start making me pay rent soon! After the pool party, we came home and spent the evening cooking out, visiting with the neighbors, and playing with fireworks in our yard. It was relaxing and fun. Juuuuust what we needed!
3. I found out that I may actually be able to MEET the child that I helped during my fundraising for Team Endure to Cure! I ran for him/her in my first marathon and fundraised for a few months beforehand. I was able to raise enough to grant him/her a Small Wish to make life a little more exciting in some very rough times. I just got word that the child is in North Carolina a few hours away, and I'm to start drafting a letter to send. If appropriate, they may invite me to award the child with the Small Wish myself! My heart swells with absolute joy that I and so many other donators can make this sweet child's life just a little bit better. I think I'll be a ridiculous tear-fest if I go there, but it will be so worth it. I'll take pictures if allowed, and I'll personally thank all the donors with (hopefully) some great news from the child!
Running for a cause is seriously rewarding stuff, people. Running is awesome for your body, but knowing that you're helping someone while you're helping yourself is awesome for your SOUL. I was just given some news that there is a Team in Training that actually has some highly coveted spots left in the NYC Marathon on November 4th! The team is Team Reeve, which is running on behalf of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. For the thousands of marathon runners and first time hopefuls who weren’t chosen in the lottery to run the marathon (I feel your pain, I was passed up this year), this is another chance to be a part of this historic event.
Team Reeve members receive several perks to help train for the marathon as well as raise funds for this noteworthy cause, including:
· Free group marathon training by the exclusive health facility La Palestra (http://www.lapalestra.com/) in New York City (virtual training is provided if you can’t be in NYC). This includes a comprehensive cardio and strength training program, nutrition seminars, group training distance runs in Central Park and access to the facility.
· Race day support by La Palestra including medical practitioners, water stations, gear drop, charter bus transportation from Central Park to the start of the race in Staten Island, and access to showers and a cool down party after the race at the facility, which is located just a block away from the finish line. This is a huge deal, because it turns into a mad house there!
· Fundraising coaching by the Foundation to help each participant meet his/her fundraising goal of $4K.
If I wasn't already a member of E2C, I would jump on this. Any of you interested need to just take the plunge and DO IT! The most amazing marathon in the country in the (my personal opinion, of course!) coolest city in the country, running for those who are unable to. Nothing could be more inspiring!!!
So there's my three things. Let me know how your 4th was, and if you apply for Team Reeve I want to hear about it so I can cheer you on!!!