Around The World Running Blog Update & Workouts

It’s been a while since I’ve done a challenge so I thought it was time to sign up and get going. The lovely Kyla from Motivation (a nice Canadian girl) has organized the “Around The World Running Blogger Relay”. We are to run and track our kilometers, submit them and see if we can run around the world! #ATWRBR2014

There are 40 other bloggers that I am trying my best to catch up on, follow and run kilometers with 🙂 You can see the official list here. It’s going to take a while since most of them are new-to-me.

Running in my new Swirl Gear clothing :)

Running in my new Swirl Gear clothing 🙂

I had a pretty awesome workout/running week. Even with a busy work schedule, Sai home and gone twice I still managed to pull off 22 km of running, a soccer game and skiing with Lilly! I ran more last week then I did all of February…crazy!

This is what my week looked like:  *all runs done on the treadmill as it was between -12 c and -25 all week-long*

  • Sunday: 6k; speed between 8 – 9.5
  • Monday: Skiing most of the morning with Lilly
  • Tuesday: 5k; speed between 8 – 9.5
  • Wednesday: Soccer game @ 10pm – I was WIRED afterwards…it may be because it was SO late at night or the fact that I scored a goal! It was a left foot beauty from the top of the 18 yard box to the bottom right hand corner of the net.  Saaawweeet!
  • Thursday: Rest Day and Sai was home so we hung out together 🙂
  • Friday: 8km; speed between 8.5 and 10…my legs were pumping
  • Saturday: 3k: speed between 7 and 8.5 … slow and stead to shake off my legs.

Like I said, it was a really good week for me, we’ll see if I can do it again this week. I’d be happy with 15-20 km, so my plans are:

  • Sunday – Rest Day
  • Monday – Soccer Game
  • Tuesday & Wednesday – Run on Treadmill
  • Thursday – Rest Day
  • Friday & Saturday: Run or other workout

When I run on our treadmill, I always watch a show online. That’s how I plowed through my 8k run the other night, by not looking at how many kilometers I’ve run. I was more engaged in the show and was feeling great so I kept going.

What’s longer a microwave minute or treadmill minute? Or something else?

what's longer

Anyone run this weekend?

Do you count the # of kilometers or miles you run each  week, month or year?

Are you ready for spring? (I AM!)

23 thoughts on “Around The World Running Blog Update & Workouts

  1. I CANNOT wait for spring!! I have missed the sunshine too much! 🙂 I try and keep mine tracked on Endomondo, then if I want to figure it out I pop them into Excel. This around the world relay sounds pretty cool! How do I join in?! 🙂

  2. that sounds like a cool challenge! I always find runs easier when I’m mentally engaged in something else like music or podcasts. definitely ready for spring!

  3. I count my miles (km’s), but it’s total old school. I write them down in a little note book. I have a garmin, but haven’t downloaded anything in 2 years. Pretty bad. I can’t wait for spring. It’s supposed to be really warm here next week (+3 to +7).

  4. Today felt like Spring in Victoria and I was happy about that. Felt so nice.
    It was one of my goals to track my kilometers for 2014. I didn’t start off with many for Jan & Feb but hopefully I will get more with this relay.
    Happy I could help you get so many km’s under your belt this week. You rocked.
    And I think a minute of jump squats is WAY TOO LONG!

    • Today felt like spring in NS….however we are getting a BIG storm Wed/Thursday … I’m not too happy about that one.
      This challenge is definitely helping my km!
      1 minute of jump squats….yuck!

  5. If there is a future running challenge I would be interested in joining, I’m just getting started, ran 10km this week.

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