What a week its been! I’ve had so much going on – my school’s graduation was Wednesday evening, I’ve been very successful in keeping up with my training, and we started packing this weekend for our move into our new home. Phew, I’m tired just thinking back on everything that I had going on this week!
The most exciting part of this past week was definitely starting to pack. We spent much of this past weekend going through closets, and figuring out what needs to be donated and what needs to go to the dumpster. But as I made my pile of stuff to donate, Riley decided that not everything should go. He decided to start pulling my old Beanie Babies out of the donation pile and to make them his own.
Despite everything going on, I successfully stayed on track with my training, and managed to fit in an extra workout on the elliptical. During my long run yesterday, the humidity was very low and the temperatures were not very high, at least compared to what they’ve been lately. When I finished my run, I thought to myself that it had felt more like I’d been running during the spring time than on the second day of summer. And then I saw this sidewalk chalk drawing in the parking lot where my car was, and I thought that there wasn’t a symbol more perfect for my run than this.
My long run yesterday was the perfect icing on the cake for this past week’s training.
Mon 6/16 – 2.92 mile treadmill run, 0.40 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squat swings, abs, glutes
Tues 6/17 – Rest day
Wed 6/18 – “Rest” day, aka attend graduation after a full day at work
Thurs 6/19 – 3.10 mile treadmill run, 0.54 cool down walk, legs, glutes, abs
Fri 6/20 – 35 minutes on the elliptical, 0.33 mile cool down walk, foam rolling, chest, back, arms, abs
Sat 6/21 – Rest day
Sun 6/22 – 7.15 mile run on the W&OD Trail, 0.41 mile cool down walk
Total Weekly Mileage – 17.27 miles (2.29 miles more than week 7)
Total Half Marathon Training Mileage – 105.52 miles
I know that in the coming weeks as we move closer to closing on our townhouse and preparing to move that keeping up with my training isn’t going to be easy. Fortunately, school ends on Wednesday, so I will have more time during the day to get my workouts in. I can’t wait to see how I do in balancing my training schedule and the stressful demands of moving.
QOTD: How do you ensure that you get all of your planned workouts in during busy weeks?