On the Brooklyn Bridge, Bitches!
After spending the last 6 days having an awesome time in NYC (incidentally 20 minutes before this picture was taken, a lady at the library,
What official business, you ask? Remember, I signed up for this little gem of a race: Stumpjump 50K
I'm still hammering out the actual running part of the training plan (I'm too anal to start a training plan on any other day of the week besides a Monday. Duh), I do know that it's going to consist of 50-60 miles per week, with one hill day and one tempo day a week. And every other week, I'm going to force myself to run for at least 90 minutes on trails (or, as I'll refer to it, my biweekly 90 minutes of hell). Sounds totally awesome, right? Ugh.
I do plan on actually getting all accountant-like on this training plan and busting out some spreadsheets this weekend to map out exactly what to do when
But that's not all, folks. Ohhhhh no. I'm taking the next 30 days to do the Hot Yoga Challenge. 30 consecutive days of Hot Yoga. But, I'm not stopping there.... ohhhh no folks, you know me... I've gotta aim even higher. I'm taking these next 30 days to clean up my body, too.
Now, honestly, my body is pretty clean. I haven't told you guys, but I've been eating a mostly raw diet, and an almost exclusively fruits, veggies, nuts, popcorn, and diet coke diet. I've just been experimenting with it, occasionally I'll have a cup of yogurt or a little cheese. And I've been feeling awesome and have seen results in my body.
The truth is... I've got this
So, to coincide with the 30 day yoga challenge, I'm also going 30 days vegan with a diet of mostly fruits, veggies, and nuts. And, I'm going 30 days without alcohol (EXCEPT for the beer mile race, in which I must defend my title), and possibly the hardest of all, 30 days no carbonated beverages (I am a diet coke fiend). I just want to see how I'll feel during and after those 30 days.
And lucky for you, I plan on posting more frequently and documenting these next 30 days closely. I'm not sure what to expect, Always the optimist, I'm expecting it to be easy and for me to be all zen and hot afterwards. But, as you guys are always the realists, I'm sure you're expecting lots of cursing, cheating and failure. We'll see what happens.
P.S. So, I'm going to take it easy on the P90X. I feel like with the running and the yoga, I'm getting enough exercise. I will probably still incorporate the 3 strength training videos each week. But, I'm not going to consistently keep up with the whole program. I'm not worried, Tony will still be available when I need him.
P.P.S. If, in about 21 days, I start asking you about knots, please don't give me any information.