One way to motivate yourself to work out is to create a new playlist. I put together a new running playlist every season to re-inspire myself and give me another reason to get out on the running trail. Need ideas for workout tunes? Check out my Spotify playlist below and let me know your favorite songs right now in the comments. I am constantly adjusting my playlists as I go, adding new and old songs and deleting those I stop feeling inspired by.
Week 3 training recap:
Week 3 wasn’t impressive in terms of mileage, though I did feel more enthusiastic thanks to a fitness vlogger I’ve been watching. If you don’t currently follow any fitness Youtubers, I suggest checking some out as a way to find tips, new workout jams and inspiration.
Monday-Tuesday: Rest. On Monday I had intense back and shoulder pain again. I took Tuesday off as well to go see Hamilton.
Wednesday: 45 minutes of yoga. I filmed my at-home yoga sequence and provided the full list of poses in the description box. Subscribe for more videos!
Thursday: 1.76 miles at Orangetheory. We did a ton of inclines! (All the all-outs were at an incline, from 3-5 percent.)
Floor exercises included: burpees, single-arm front raises with 12 or 15 pounds, 500-meter row, 400-meter row, plank to elbows, reverse crunches, etc.
Friday: 20 minutes of yoga at home.
Saturday: 1.75 miles at Orangetheory.
Floor exercises included: lateral goblet lunges, 100-meter row, 150-meter row, 200-meter row, reverse lunges with hops, etc.
Sunday: 3 miles outside. This was supposed to be 6-8 miles, but I got a late start. I had to wait until Graham came home from work and got settled, so I didn’t make it out the door until close to 6 p.m. I feel like I could have run the at least full 6 miles if I had started earlier in the day, when I had more motivation.
Goal: 12 miles.
Mileage: 6.51 miles.
Yoga: 65 minutes.
While the mileage was down, the motivation was up. When it comes to tracking workouts, I find it more helpful to focus on what went right than what went wrong. Plus, better weather and a new playlist boosted my excitement for Week 4 of half-marathon training! I also am trying a new workout on Sunday that I can’t wait to share. Stay tuned!
Related fitness posts:
- Gaining Back the Motivation to Work Out
- Chicago Spring Half Marathon Training, Week 1
- Chicago Spring Half Marathon Training, Week 2
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Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
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