Weekly Training Log – Week of April 14th

My staycation this past week has been absolutely fabulous!  It kicked off with gorgeous weather last weekend and ended with a fabulous Easter Sunday that Preston and I got to spend with my godmother and her family.  Going back to work this coming week isn’t going to be easy, but I’ll just keep reminding myself that I’m only two short months away from summer vacation!

Some of the gorgeous flowers that we got to enjoy during Easter Sunday service at church

Some of the gorgeous flowers that we got to enjoy during Easter Sunday service at church

The highlight of my week was registering for my third half marathon on Thursday.  Its hard to believe that I’ll be running my third half marathon in just 19 weeks!  I have my first 5k of 2014 this coming weekend, after which I’ll start focusing on preparing for my next half marathon.

Training wise, this past week was a very productive and successful week.  My goal this past week was to move every day.  With the exception of Saturday, I moved every day!

Mon 4/14 – 4.68 mile walk around the Tidal Basin and National Mall, kettlebell squat swings, abs, legs, glutes, arms, shoulders

Tues 4/15 – 4.15 mile treadmill run, 0.80 mile cool down walk

Wed 4/16 – Walked around the mall

Thurs 4/17 – 2.00 mile treadmill run, 0.44 mile cool down walk, legs, glutes, abs

Fri 4/18 – 35 minutes of yoga

Sat 4/19 – Rest day

Sun 4/20 – 30 minutes on the elliptical, 0.27 mile cool down walk

Total Weekly Mileage – 14.91 miles

With me heading back to work after a week off, and knowing that its going to be a busy week at work, I’ll be using this quote as my motivation to not only help me keep on track today but throughout the week.  Going back to work after time off is never easy, and the end of the school year is always fast paced and jam packed.  With that said, my Monday Motivation for the week is a good reminder about the need to keep a positive outlook no matter how busy or stressful life and training may become.

hamilton quote

QOTD: What mantra do you use to ease going back to work after a week off?

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18 Responses to Weekly Training Log – Week of April 14th

  1. jaymeball13 says:

    I don’t use a mantra. I know I like to travel and make fitness related purchases (clothes, races, gym memberships, etc). So I neeeeeed to go to work. Haha

  2. Jennifer says:

    Way to go on meeting your weekly goal! Sounds like you had a relaxing staycation.

  3. Haha, like you, I used to count down the days till summer break, making big X’s on the calendar! Since the weather has warmed up, i’ve been itching to get out there training again. I just wish my pain would cooperate! -M

  4. Chaitali says:

    Great job on the moving every day! I love staycations. I love traveling too but it can often involve some stress. Staycations seem to be all about relaxation.

  5. Great job moving every day Kathryn! And I know what you mean about it being hard to go back to work today! 😦

  6. Kristin says:

    Yay, great job!!!! You’re awesome!!! 🙂 🙂

  7. I question my career choice sometimes knowing I no longer get a summer vacation! Good luck during this homestretch, soon all you’ll have to worry about is training!

  8. Pam says:

    Sorry I can’t help you with a mantra, but you can always countdown the weeks until you have a full summer to relax and train. The flowers in your church looked lovely. Lilly’s are always beauful in church on Easter Sunday!

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  10. Love that quote, and it is so true! I usually use Philippians 4:13 or “Be still and know that I am God” as my mantras. It reminds me Who is in charge!

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