Preston and I arrived back home yesterday evening after spending four nights in the Outer Banks to celebrate my sister-in-law’s wedding. I’ll share more pictures from our time at the beach once I have time to upload the over 300 photos we took on our camera (wait, people actually still use those?!?), but for now here’s a sneak preview from my sister-in-law’s gorgeous wedding.
Coming home from vacation, especially the beach, is never easy, but with work, half marathon training, and everything else going on right now (especially the craziness associated with buying our first house), there’s no option but to jump into this week head on and ready to go.
My workouts were pretty much nonexistent this past week. I did run twice – on Monday and Thursday – but with the home inspection Tuesday after work, then driving down to the Outer Banks Wednesday after work, and several wedding and family related activities throughout the weekend, there just wasn’t much time to properly train this past week.
Mon 5/26 – 4.00 mile hill workout in the neighborhood, 0.34 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squats, abs, glutes, chest, back, arms
Tues 5/27 – “Rest” day, aka long day at work followed by our home inspection
Wed 5/28 – “Rest” day, aka travel day to the Outer Banks after work
Thurs 5/29 – 3.18 mile run at the beach, 0.32 mile cool down walk
Fri 5/30 – “Rest” day, aka my sister-in-law’s wedding day
Sat 5/31 – Rest day
Sun 6/1 – “Rest” day, aka travel day home
Total Weekly Mileage – 7.84 miles (5.73 miles less than week 4)
Total Half Marathon Training Mileage – 61.58 miles
My training this past week didn’t go as planned, as I intended to run on Saturday. Life happens, and sometimes an extra break will be better in the long run. Clearly, getting back into a normal routine isn’t going to be the easiest thing to tackle this week, but of course there’s no choice but to do so. I’m going to be challenged this week, but I’m prepared for that challenge and to see what I’m able to accomplish in the coming week.
QOTD: How do you approach getting back into your normal routine after coming home from vacation?