Phew, what a week its been! Thanks to everybody for your words of congratulations here on the blog, as well as on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Between closing on our new house, scrubbing the house from top to bottom, starting to paint, and trying to stay on track with my training plan, its been one long and exhausting week. Cleaning took a day longer than we expected (to say the seller left the house dirty is an understatement!), and painting is going much, much slower than expected. We also still have a lot to pack in our apartment before we move on Saturday, so I know this coming week is going to be another long and exhausting one.
In addition to closing on our house being the highlight of the week, yesterday I also completed my first double digit run since I ran the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run back in April. It felt incredible to turn RunKeeper off yesterday as I ended my run, knowing that I had run 10 miles! I also ran the Firecracker 5k Friday morning (recap coming soon), so altogether I completed four runs this week.
Given how busy we’ve been with the house, I’m very pleased with my workouts from this past week. While I only weight trained once and didn’t find time for yoga, I’m very proud of myself for sticking with my planned mileage and getting all of my runs in.
Mon 6/30 – 3.03 mile run on the Mt. Vernon Trail and around the Lincoln Memorial, 2.75 mile walk on the Mt. Vernon Trail
Tues 7/1 – Rest day
Wed 7/2 – 3.10 mile treadmill run, 0.23 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squats, abs, legs, glutes
Thurs 7/3 – 1.16 mile walk around the neighborhood with Riley
Fri 7/4 – Firecracker 5k
Sat 7/5 – Rest day
Sun 7/6 – 10.22 mile run on the W&OD Trail
Total Weekly Mileage – 23.63 miles (8.50 miles more than week 9)
Total Half Marathon Training Mileage – 144.28 miles
With all of the work we hope to accomplish this week on the house, as well as needing to finish packing, I know its going to be another crazy week. While its going to be difficult to get everything done and stay on track with my training, I’m definitely up for the challenge! I’ll be pushing myself to the limit, both physically and emotionally, but it’ll all be worth it in the end.
I’m going to try my best to keep up with my planned blog posts for the week, but if I’m not able to carve out time to write, please know that I’m thinking about all of you and appreciate your patience during this busy and exciting time!
QOTD: Any tips for how to ensure that I stay on track with my training during this extremely busy week?