Balancing with Crossfit– the addition of CrossFit has not only kept my interest in exercise alive, but it has also strengthened my legs and hips. I believed this has helped in keeping me injury free so far along my schedule. I typically balance my week with 4 days of running and 2 days of CrossFit (one day overlaps both) with 2 rest days.
Find a Friend- I have been very fortunate that I have only completed one long run alone! Between family biking next to me and friends volunteering to join me for a few miles, my workout partner not only holds me accountable, but it makes the time pass faster. Sometimes after beating the pavement for a couple of hours, I tend to get stuck in my thoughts which can be discouraging. Having a friend along helps with the extra energy boost I sometimes need.
Really what I’ve listed above does not just apply to marathon training, it’s about actively participating in a healthy life. Being healthy is about daily small choices we make that lead up to something bigger. For me, the bigger even will be the Philadelphia Marathon on November 17th and I’m determined to finish with a smile knowing I tried my hardest.
Question of the day: What is your big event to stay healthy? Is there an upcoming wedding? Are you training for an event? Or do you work to fit into your jeans every day? No goal is unworthy!