Hey friends, how are you doing? How was the weekend? Today is my first day back to work in over 2 weeks and boy, it was hard to get up when the alarm went off this morning! Not having to wake up to an alarm clock everyday was kinda amazing! Anyways, like I said in my last post, I am bringing back the weekly wrap up posts since I am training for a half marathon now and I will have something more to talk about! I just finished week 1 of my Roch CF half marathon training, so let’s see how it went up with the Weekly Wrap Up, shall we?
Week of 12/28-1/3
Monday: I kicked off day 1 of my half marathon training with 4 miles. It felt great and I took it at a very comfortable pace.
Tuesday: I was supposed to lift but I was up at 3:30 am with a terrible migraine and felt all around like junk, so I took an unplanned rest day. It’s funny, but just a few years ago, I would have pushed through and worked out anyways (hello, I ran 17 miles with the stomach flu–STUPID!) but I know now to be kind to my body, and that is what I did. I took an hour nap in the afternoon and was feeling a bit better by the evening.
Wednesday: I had to wake up a bit earlier than I wanted to so that I could squeeze in my run. One the plan was a short warm up, 4×400 at a 7:30 pace with 45 seconds of rest in between each set and a short cool down for a total of 3 miles.
Then, I quickly showered and got dressed in workout clothes again because I was meeting my friend Michelle at her CrossFit box for their “Bring a Friend” workout. I haven’t done CrossFit in a few years and man did it make me miss it. We did a warm up of a bunch of exercises then were told we were doing a partner workout that started with 10 minutes of rowing, switching out partners every 500m, then we went to the next station that was 21 wall balls, 15 box jumps, 9 Burpees. Each person had to complete the full set before the next person could go. It was as many rounds as possible (AMRAP.) I was the first to go, which kinda sucked because I had to do the whole thing through 3 times. Let me tell you, it doesn’t sound too bad, but I was DYING at the end (in the best way possible.) When we were done, we did the cool down challenge (3 rounds of 10–75 lb weighted front hold barbell step ups. Then Michelle wanted a sweaty team pic! 🙂
I had such a great time and was so happy Michelle invited me to join her! I really love CrossFit, it just doesn’t work into my schedule right now. Someday when I have a job closer to home, I am definitely joining her box, CrossFit workouts are really my kind of workouts, I love the intensity and I felt like I was home when I walked in there.
After we said our goodbyes, I went home to clean up again and then I had an appointment for an hour sports massage. This was pure bliss! I haven’t had a massage in far too long and boy did I need it. My IT bands and calves were SO tight and my awesome masseuse kept asking if I was okay because I told her to go really hard, even through the sweating and tight fists I was making. It wasn’t meant to be a relaxing massage, I needed her to work out the knots in my body and that is exactly what she did. I have a feeling I am going to go for a few more appointments through his half marathon training cycle.
Thursday: It was supposed to be a lifting day, but I woke up again with a terrible headache (more on these headaches later) but I just didn’t have it in me to lift, so I did a Pure Barre video and some ab work. Something is better than nothing, right?
Friday: According to my plan, I had to do 2 easy miles, so once Ashton went down for his nap, I did 2(.2) very easy miles on the treadmill while watching Rosewood on Hulu and then did some light yoga.
Afterwards, I got on my foam roller for the first time in MONTHS. What is that saying again, hurt so good? Um, that is debatable right now, but it’s what I need to do! I am just thankful my massage helped loosen me up a little otherwise there would have been many more tears (yes, there were some tears!)
Saturday: We woke up, took Ashton to soccer and then ran around until lunch time. Once Ashton went down for his nap, I had to get in my long run of 6 miles. I jumped on the treadmill and banged out 6.3 miles while watching the last episode of this season’s Arrow on Hulu (anyone else watch it—OMG!) and then ran upstairs to shower quickly and blow dry my hair before it was time for him to get up.
I really try to not spend any of the time I could be spending with Ashton running/training, so I try to maximize his naps as best I can. When my long runs start getting longer, I won’t be able to do it all in an hour or so, and that means I will have to wake up early and get them done, so I am going to enjoy this while it lasts!
Sunday: A day of rest. We went grocery shopping, did laundry, cleaned the house, got our lunches prepped for the week, you know, fun, domestic stuff.
So, there you have it folks, the Weekly Wrap Up! All in all, it was a decent week, both my strength training days were hijacked, but life happens, I am trying to just go with it and not be such a control freak (let’s see how it goes, no promises!) I’m hoping you will see me much more regularly around here. Until then I hope you all have a great week ahead of you!
Question of the day
How was your weekend? What are you training for? What are your 2016 fitness goals?