After an okay week 2 I was determined to have a better week 3 of training. I put my mind to having a great week of training, and I’m so proud of myself for accomplishing just that!
Despite how busy this past week was (my students took their AP exam on Thursday which meant lots of extra time after school helping those who wanted extra assistance studying last week), I managed to keep on top of my running schedule as well as find time for yoga and the elliptical. I’m feeling on top of the world with all that I accomplished, and I hope to use my runner’s high to fuel another great week of training.
In addition to a busy week of training and school, we had a busy week on the house hunting front. We put in an offer Saturday morning for a townhouse that we saw on Thursday evening. As of last night, all that our realtor had heard from the listing agent was that the sellers plan to counteroffer, but we have yet to receive the formal offer. This entire experience has been one roller coaster full of emotions, filled with lots of waiting, and those of you who know me well know that I’m not a very patient person.
Because I have no control over the house hunting roller coaster we’re on, I’m trying to focus my energy into my workouts. I did just that over the weekend. After meeting with our realtor and writing the formal offer Saturday morning, I completed a five mile run Saturday afternoon, celebrated my friends’ recent engagement Saturday evening, and then on Sunday took the dog for a walk as well as spent time on the elliptical.
Mon 5/12 – 2.90 mile treadmill run, 0.57 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squat swings, abs, glutes, chest, back, arms
Tues 5/13 – Rest day
Wed 5/14 – 3.10 mile treadmill run, 0.37 mile cool down walk, glutes, abs, legs, arms, shoulders
Thurs 5/15 – Rest day
Fri 5/16 – 30 minutes of yoga
Sat 5/17 – 5.09 mile run on the W&OD Trail, 0.69 mile cool down walk
Sun 5/18 – 1.65 mile walk with Riley around the neighborhood, 30 minutes on the elliptical, 0.33 mile cool down walk, abs, glutes
Total Weekly Mileage – 16.23 miles (5.12 miles more than week 2)
Total Half Marathon Training Mileage – 40.17 miles
With Memorial Day next weekend, which many consider the unofficial kickoff to summer (I won’t consider it summer until we’re out of school, which won’t be until June 25th), I’m looking forward to my lazy days at the pool and beach, and using those days as my motivation for the coming week.
QOTD: What is something currently going on in your life that you have little control over? How are you managing dealing with it?