Friday, February 18, 2011

My new secret weapon

Mish recommends that you train first thing in the morning. That you get the monkey off your back. And I 100% totally agree with her. My mind for the entire day is different when I train hard and train early.

But in my house I have a problem. Those early morning hours have typically been the time that my husband trains. He is a cyclist. And training for a marathon (God bless him - glad it's him not me!) I don't want to take those early morning training sessions from him.

So, as a general rule, I train late in the afternoon once it gets cool. It works ok, but lately I've been finding that I am flat during the day, and I'm sure it would be fixed if I could get that early morning buzz from having gotten out and done something.

So enter Misch. (not Mish - but Misch my dog!) He is my new secret weapon.

My plan is, once my girl is at school and my man is at work he and I are going to get a walk in. Not a run. Nothing intense. Just something to get the monkey off my back and get my blood flowing. I get more done when I've moved. Somedays it may be 20min, somedays 40, but I will do SOMETHING. Then I will do my REAL training in the evening as per normal.
The bonus is ... it gets me a few more calories burned. Today was almost 190cal! Hopefully this will help me get my calorie burn up, as I'm finding the fitter I am the harder it is to get the big numbers.
I'm going to try it for a week and see how it fits into my life. This could work well for all involved. (Especially Misch!)

1 comment:

  1. What a cute dog! And I think that this is a good idea. Walking to give you a buzz for the day ahead. I have been taking long walks on my rest days. It just clears my head and makes me feel good.