Ahoy hoy. How is your Sunday going? Mine’s fine. The weather’s nice and I don’t have to go to work tomorrow because I worked yesterday, so that’s good. I’m still pretty wiped out from traveling so I’ve been a bit of a brat today (sorry, Nat) and although I have lots to say in response to comments on yesterday’s post, I think I’m going to hold off on that until tomorrow when (hopefully) I’ll have a bit more energy. For now I really am just feeling run down, so I guess the title of this post is appropriate.
Running-wise, it was a good week. Let’s take a look.
Tuesday: 5.45 miles of hills. This week I get to switch things up and do mile repeats. I love hills, but I’m happy for the change.
Wednesday: rest (running would have been really difficult because of traveling)
Thursday: 3 miles on the hotel treadmill
Friday: 4 miles on the hotel treadmill
Saturday: 2 miles on the hotel treadmill
Sunday: 7 miles back in New York–so nice to be running outside again!
Total: 21.45 miles.
My goal this week was to stick to my training plan and not do more mileage than I was being asked to do, and I did a good job of it! I even cut back on Saturday and did fewer miles than I should have (training plan called for 3), recognizing that I was tired and that one more mile wouldn’t make a huge difference. Taking a more relaxed approach to things was good for me, I think, and may be the reason why I managed to get 5 runs in during a busy week! I’m hoping I can keep that pattern up.
I’m still a bit disappointed in how much I’ve been slacking in other departments, though: core work, yoga, and weight training. So this week’s mini-goal will be to incorporate one day of each. I know that won’t be setting any records or anything, but that’s not what I’m trying to do. I just need to make room for those activities in my routine, and since I’m all about changing routines these days, I think this is a good way to start. What are your goals for this week?
Embrace:Me 30-day challenge, day 29: Pinkberry! I realized how much I wanted it while I was running, so when I got home I treated myself. You shouldn’t always need a reason other than ‘I want this right now’ to get yourself a treat.
- Sunday run-down: March 21-27 (icametorun.com)