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A run down on plans and this week

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I am liking that there is a certainly accountability that is built by writing these posts.I spent yesterday reading all the back dated post and realized the most difference in the beginning of the journey were made when I was diligent with writing.
This is way back in 2014 and the posts made me smile and feel a sense of renewed commitment. So lets try this again and be at it. A lot of love from the readers certainly appreciated.

The plan that I am currently following is to get me to my Bengaluru Half marathon on the 15th of October. The coaching plan (14 weeks) is on Nike plus app and I am currently at week 10. A low down on how the plan has been this far . The plan consists of 3- 4 running days a week . While most days it running there are days the plan asks me to the NTC workouts so as mentioned 3-4 days in a week.
Each week has a mix and match of either a speed run, recovery run, tempo run and long run.
While the idea is to build the mileage in the long runs with every passing wee…

While I was away

It has been two years from my last post and the reason I never came back is because I wanted to abandon this blog forever. Then today I got a comment on my last post today which got me back to the blog. I ended reading my post and to be honest I felt why would I want to give up some great posts that I wrote. This blog was supposed to be my journal to getting through motherhood , and being a better me and I was ready to give it up because it wasn't garnering an audience.
Which wasn't the purpose of the blog to start with, so I have decided that i will give it a go again.
While I was away I found a space on Instagram to document my fitness journey and I am quite regular, but there times that there is so much I want to say and Insta doesn't fulfill my needs .
So for all those who end up here don't forget to go to my Insta handle @beingyummymummy to see the missing year.

Women are we Born to Run- ADHM after thoughts

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Lalita Babbar broke the national record at theAirtel Delhi Half Marathon by finishing it in1:10:52 around 6 minutes after her Indian Male counterpart. I wondered reading the news whether  she could beat that time. That got me thinking on woman and long distance running, more so because of my recent read “Born to run” by Mr. Cristopher McDougall. I have time in hand , nursing my ankle injury ,so catching up on all the literature on running. On the point of Woman and Man and endurance running Christopher has an interesting part where he talks about the research done by Dr. Dennis Bramble on Mankind and history of running. In that context he quotes Dr. Bramble about woman and running.

Dont Drive past- Just showup

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I work out in the evening, not a morning person at all. Yesterday like all days I got my gym clothes in the car and planned to do the usual, until of course I realized I will be delayed at work. So somewhere during the course of the last meeting I decided I will skip the gym. And then I did what I didn’t imagine I could have done. I did not drive past the gym, I actually went. I checked my watch and it was 8:20pm. I still had a voice in my head asking me to just get back in the car and drive home, because it was way too late. But I locked the car and walked inside, with some surprised looks in the gym reception. My trainer was equally surprised and commented “so late, I didn’t think you would come in” I smiled and just blamed work and Bangalore traffic.
I surprised myself by killing all the voices in my head and then I heard Jillian in my head saying “What really matters is that you showed up”. For those who read my blogs, know that I absolutely love Jillian Michael’s workout and all …

This years running and the injury

The year has been a roller coaster ride for my  running . I started the year planning to get on the running wagon completely with planning out my race calendar for the year. I may have gotten ambitious by deciding on the Boston qualifier as well. It doesn't cost much to dream, does it.
Well officially I still have a shot as the Spice Coast Marathon is scheduled this Sunday.  But the truth of the matter is, let alone 42 Km I cant run a mile with a ankle injury. So all my dreams of BQ are down the drain.
I hurt my ankle in my practice runs post Bangalore marathon. Lesson learnt that I need to run more often and trying to achieve too much in a short time is not possible. Also running in the dark may not be the best time to run.

To be honest, even if the injury wasn't there , I had no chances of getting to my target time, cause I haven't been practicing. why I haven't, well I don't want to spend the whole blog whining so may be another time.
This is what the plan loo…

Boston marathon and my falters

Today I started working out after the new gym after a huge gap of 4 months. There were the in between runs and marathons but nothing consistent. To add to it all the vacation time I binged.  I thought I would do Ok and 4 months wouldn’t have made a difference but boy was I in for a surprise. I felt dizzy and weak after 20 minutes of the circuit, serious enough for the disappointed trainer asking me to finish the workout with a couple of crunches. Don’t know what it was, the no pre workout snack (just a small banana) or the exertion, I felt like sh*@. The disappointment was worse when it hit me, wondering and self doubting my conviction of whether I would ever be healthy. I cursed myself for all the inertia of the past four months .How could I do this , and while I gobbled the breakfast sandwich I told myself , I should say goodbye to running the Boston marathon. Until this video hit me like a bullet train.
http://www.wcvb.com/news/runner-with-muscular-dystrophy-vows-to-finish-boston-mar…