I'm thinking of hiring Tony's services. Just to see if it would make a difference. He seems to be doing wonders for a lot of people.
I've still been consistent with my workouts, but I need an extra oomph. I'm not looking to compete in figure or bodybuilding, but I want to get achieve that great shape that I can't seem to get to. I'm not looking to get even more skinner or anything. I just want to change the shape of my body. Right now, I'm just this straight skinny log. I want some shape in my arms and legs and a six-pack. All those good stuff.
However, I still want to keep going with the running and half marathon plans. I wonder if he
could customize a plan to incorporate those, or is he going to make me give it up?
I'm still running, but had to lower my mileage this week. One, because I have a 5K race tomorrow night. And two, because my knees have been feeling wonky these past couple of weeks. It's not bad, and after a session of yoga last night, it actually feels better. I've been diligently wearing my knee bands for every runs, doing tons of leg/knee strengthening exercises, and those seems to help a lot.
If the thought of hiring Tony is not crazy enough, I'm tentatively planning on running three...and I repeat, THREE, back-to-back half marathons this year. One in September, one in October, and one in November.
The Philly Distance Run in September and the Philadelphia Marathon (doing the half) in November are already planned. BUT, I'm going to the Philippines for 3 weeks around Oct-Nov timeframe, coming back in November the week before the Philadelphia Marathon. I still plan to get some long runs in during my vacations (God help me!), but I found out that there's the Atlantic City Marathon (with a half) in October, before I leave for vacation. Since I have to maintain my half marathon base between the two Philadelphia halfs, why not do a training race in between? Does that make sense, or is it too much?
Oh, did I mention a possible 10-miler race in August? This one will be by the beach (Sea Isle City, NJ), but I'm leaning towards NOT doing it. The course is like on the boardwalk for the first couple of miles, then the beach for the rest of it. I have never run on the beach and I heard that it's a challenge running on sand. But I was told by someone who ran it last year that the majority of the "beach" run is actually on packed sand near the water during low tide, so it's not bad. The only loose sand running is the transition from boardwalk to the packed sand. This is not a done deal yet, just one more crazy thoughts running in my head. :-)
That's it for now. Oh, and expect a race report of tomorrow's 5K soon! Even if I suck like I did on my last 5K, all the gory details will be here! Hope you're all not sick of me talking about running and my race reports, but it is part of me. :-)