This week for me, was about something being better than nothing. I have been struggling with some stress issues, and effing’ hormones so this week I needed to change things up to try and mentally shake me into place. Some days that meant breaking up my miles running to/from the gym. Another day that meant driving down to the water to do my run. Anything I could think of to help snap me back into place mentally. Some days that meant even if I missed my planned run- get out for at least short 3 miles or something so I didn’t miss a day all together.
I also planned on jumping into the Runners Love Yoga Instagram challenge that started this week. I have done 2 of these challenges before on Instagram and I really think they are a fun, easy way to get some consistency with yoga but also do something different than I normally do.
Monday: Mishmash run/workout. Ran the long way around to the gym, lifted core/upper body for 20 minutes and then ran the straight route home. A little over 7.5 miles total for the day. I liked doing it this way though, good change up and also good use of time! Later in the evening I did 10 minutes of Yoga.
Tuesday: Evening workout down by the water. 6 x 2 minutes at 6:47 avg, recovery, 6 x 2 minutes at 6:36 avg. Total of a little over 9 miles for the night. 12 minutes of yoga before bed.
Wednesday: Well this was a long day, but somehow managed to not fall off the running wagon though I admit I wanted to. 13+ hours of work and finally got out for short 5k run at 10pm. I did my Yoga pose for the challenege, but nothing more than that so I wont count it as anything. I needed my bed.
Thursday: Original plan was a double day, but I was so tired in the morning from late night previous that I opted for sleep and planned on lengthening my afternoon run. Then, of course afternoon plans changed/got moved to earlier time which only left me with enough time for a 5kish run for the second day in a row. Better than nothing I suppose but not ideal and I felt like I couldn’t enjoy the run because I was frustrated.
Friday: Hot afternoon workout. 4 x 400 (supposed to be 6), ran inside for bathroom, a drink and a pep talk after 4. Came back out and knocked the second full set of 6 out. Paces weren’t bad but I was feeling pretty rough and the heat wasn’t helping my frustration. Total of 8+ miles for the day.
Saturday: Deep Tissue Massage in morning, ran 3.5 recovery miles in the afternoon
Sunday: 10 Easy treadmill miles (best run of the week, this felt so easy and relaxed), then later did yoga and some strength training.
Weekly Total running Miles: 45.1 miles
Cross training: None
Strength/Fitness totals: 68 minutes
Beers Drank: Michelob Ultra (we went to a clambake Thursday, it was that or Coors Light).
This coming week should be MUCH better. I think my hormones started to level off a bit towards the end of the weekend which made me feel a bit more sane, and physically like myself. I’m looking forward to a action packed week of family time, wedding, my birthday, a race, labor day…all of it!