We made it to the end of Project Birthday Bod. 12 weeks of transition from almost purely strength training to a more comprehensive fitness routine that got me back into running shape! Considering my birthday is exactly 2 sleeps away, the finale of PBB has arrived!
This last week finished off with a nice intense week of workouts. By the end of the week my legs were tired and I was definitely ready to take it easy, which speaks to how much I pushed myself during the week. I am really happy I fell back in love with running, and considering the current weather forecast is nothing but sunshine and above zero temperatures, I hope that love for running continues! I was extremely consistent with my strength workouts, which has maintained my strength that I started to build after the Chicago Marathon last fall. I have improved my running from about 2-3 times a week to about 3-5 times a week.
Overall, I’m really happy with how PBB went. It forced me to push myself a little more to get stronger, and increased my cardio. You’ll find out what my next training routine is going to be on Friday, but for now, I have 4 days of unscheduled workouts, and I can reassess my goals, regain focus, and prepare for whatever challenge pops into my head next. I didn’t lose the weight I hoped too, but there’s always tomorrow and now that I have my brother committed to challenge himself alongside me, I am even more determined. 😉
In case you missed what I did for the first half of Easter weekend, my recap is HERE. Yesterday I slept in (like, major sleep-in for me), made a delicious breakfast, then walked to the grocery store for a few ingredients that I needed for pot luck dishes later that day. It was a good way to digest and get a little more Vitamin D, as well as assess the running conditions… would I need a jacket? Is it windy? Is it still muddy? I went home, got a few things started for dinner, then headed out for a leisurely 5 mile run.
After my run I made a quinoa and asparagus salad, as well as these ADORABLE Easter bird’s nests for a pot luck easter dinner at my friend’s house. (They turned out amazing, only fibre 1 cereal, butterscotch chips, peanut butter, and Cadbury Minieggs!)
I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend with friends and family. It was BEAUTIFUL all weekend and I enjoyed every second of the sunshine. I’m heading to an Oilers game tonight with friends after work which should be a blast. 🙂
What did you get up to this weekend?
What is your favourite Easter chocolate or candy?