This has been a long, frustrating day. I spent many hours staring at an Excel spreadsheet, I have to restart a knitting project that I think I’ve restarted about 10 times now (that’s a conservative estimate), and I’ve been having some bad body image flare-ups lately. I need a good night’s sleep and a nice run in the morning. How fortunate is it that that’s exactly what I have planned?
According to the email Dailymile sent me this morning, my training last week was fantastic! Here’s what it ended up looking like:
I did some yoga, did some running, and had an overall good time. On Sunday, I tried out a new pair of shoes I bought myself recently (more on that later). I didn’t do any strength training, but I did come across what looks like a good plan that will provide me with the structure I’ve been lacking up until now. It also accounts for bodyweight exercises, which is key for me since I don’t have any weights on hand.
And now for a look at the week ahead. I ran a total of 16 miles last week, so I’m looking to increase to about 17 or 18. This is going to be a pretty busy week, so getting my morning running time in is going to be super important. Here’s what I’m aiming for:
Tuesday: 4 miles
Wednesday: 4 miles
Thursday: 4 miles, strength
Saturday: 6 miles
Sunday: Wild card! (and strength)
I plan to add some yoga in there, as well.
To be honest, it’s a little bit weird to be running without a set goal in mind. I mean, ultimately the goal is to build my base mileage, but some days I feel a little bit aimless. It’s been a long time since I haven’t been under the stress of having an event to train for, and I’m just getting used to it, I guess. It’s especially strange to realize that this is something I have to get used to. I’m sure that as long as I stay consistent, it will start to feel more and more natural. Just in time to start training for something!