I swear, I am so sick of the
treadmill dreadmill. I only spent a few days on it, too. The trashy TV shows couldn’t even improve the experience. This week was a tough one, but I made it and I feel 1000x better. I ran the least amount of miles I’ve run since I was injured with a groin injury back in May. And even then, once I was better I was back up to 30 miles right away. But my workouts were varied this week, and for that I am grateful. I feel like I’m going to appreciate running so much more now.
Sun-3 miles walking. I can’t believe just a week ago I was walking outside with my mom. This week flew by, but I also feel like I’ve been back at school for a month now. 11 days. 11 days. 11 days. I’ll repeat it until I believe it.
Mon-6 mile run, 30 minutes walking uphill on the treadmill @ 4.5mph, 30 minutes biking @ resistance 15, abs. This was such a random day (major workout ADD)
Tues-1 hour walking uphill, 30 minutes biking (speed/resistance same as day before)
Wed– 6 miles running + 1 hour power yoga. Holy moly this was my introduction to hot yoga. I had a heat lamp directly overhead and it was intense. It was 104 degrees in the room WITH a humidifier!
Thurs-1 hour walk uphill, 1 hour power yoga. Clearly didn’t hate it too much, or I wouldn’t have gone back.
Fri-6.5 mile run. Felt so good to be out with one of my teammates again. I forgot how nice it was to talk and run at the same time. She also likes to run relatively speedy during her long runs which I really appreciate. It hurts me more to go really slow, so we probably ran at about an 8:15-8:30 pace. We don’t wear garmins when we run so we just go by time.
Sat– 1.5 hours yoga, 5 miles walking outside. You wouldn’t believe how hard it was for me to take this final day off of running. When I saw that my mileage was actually dropping below 20 miles, I literally almost had a meltdown. But I’m so exhausted that I decided to give my body that final day of rest it deserves until I catch up on sleep. I walked a lot to make up for it, and it wasn’t even planned. I walked to the mall, walked to yoga, walked to get dinner… it added up quickly! I actually really began to feel the yoga yesterday. I was able to get up into some weird pose thing when we were all twisted. I could stand up with my arms twisted around my leg or something weird! I was so excited! Next up: Headstand.
Total– 18 miles of running, 3.5 hours of yoga, 1 hour bike, 2.5 hours walking uphill, 8 miles walking outside
By far the most random workout week I’ve ever had. I learned something, though. There’s more to exercise than running and swimming. Obviously I did not get in the pool and my running was cut down to almost nothing (for me). I’ve learned to love so many other things. I still hate the bike, and I don’t particularly like walking on a treadmill, but yoga is something I’ve never really gotten into and I’m really glad I took this week to grow with it.
Now it’s back to running again!! And maybe some yoga thrown in there too…it’s going to help my running.
I hope everyone had a good weekend!! Can’t wait to read all of your posts about what you did
What did you workout week look like?