- long run (7 miles)
- 1-2 speed workouts (30-45 minute run with sprint intervals)
- easy run (4-5 miles)
- 3 days yoga
- 2 Pilates workouts
Yesterday Tate and I went on a great 4.26 mile run (my “easy run” for the week). The air was just a little chilly and smelled straight up like fall, yum! I was still a little sore from Saturday’s dance class but after the run and a noontime vinyasa class I was feeling much better.
Tate and I headed by bike to Kath and Matt’s mid-afternoon to keep Matt company while he made a batch of homebrew. They invited us stay for a delicious early dinner and we were home by 7pm and in bed by 9:30!
The chilly weather this week has reminded me that it is naturally time to make some shifts in my schedule. As it gets darker earlier, dinner comes earlier, bed comes earlier, and waking up comes earlier. I love fall but a few years ago I recognized that my body has a challenging time during this season. My eyes are a little puffy when I wake up, I need more sleep, and I usually get a cold or at least feel run down as the weather starts to change.
This fall I am taking precautions to avoid that cold/run-down feeling. Here are some tips to stay healthy and strong as we transition into the dark slumber of winter
- go to bed half an hour earlier
- suppliment vitamin C
- decrease intake of coffee, alcohol, and sugar
- eat more fermented foods
- drink more water
- pay extra attention to eating dark leafy greens, garlic, and ginger
- note how your exercise routine is making you feel- energized? rundown? needing more? a change in the seasons is an excellent time to change up your routine!