The theme of this past week was finding a balance between unpacking the house, keeping up with my training schedule, and working on the annual curriculum project that I’ve worked on every year since I started teaching. My view during the day last week, and what it will continue to look like in the coming week, looked something like this each day:
With my daytime hours being tied up with work, my evening hours have become a balancing act between unpacking/getting our house set up and my training. While I completed my three scheduled runs last week, I didn’t have time for cross training or yoga. Fortunately, this coming week is my last week of working on the project, and then my attention will only be pulled in two different directions, not three.
The fitness highlight of this past week was my return to the gym on Wednesday. It felt absolutely incredible to complete a speedy run on the treadmill, and then to focus on weight and circuit training for almost an hour! To say my body was sore on Thursday is an understatement!
Mon 7/21 – Rest day
Tues 7/22 – Rest day
Wed 7/23 – 3.10 mile treadmill run, 0.39 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squat swings, abs, legs, glutes, arms, back, shoulders
Thurs 7/24 – Rest day
Fri 7/25 – 3.01 mile neighborhood run, 0.20 mile cool down walk
Sat 7/26 – Rest day
Sun 7/27 – 4.18 mile run on the Cub Run Stream Valley Trail, 0.31 mile cool down walk
Total Weekly Mileage – 11.19 miles (13.61 mile less than week 12)
Total Half Marathon Training Mileage – 183.78 miles
While I had hoped to accomplish more this past week, I know that setting goals is just the first step towards achievement. Having goals and working towards achieving them, even if not meeting them 100%, is better than not having any goals at all.
And for those of you who follow me on Instagram and Twitter, you probably already know what my personal highlight of the week was…..Saturday evening’s Billy Joel concert! The concert was absolutely incredible! Gavin DeGraw opened for Billy Joel and we got to experience the entire concert from our upgraded second row seats! The concert and the VIP experience deserves its own post, and I’m beyond grateful that I had a real camera with me in order to capture the evening. My plan is to dig the camera cord out of a packed box tomorrow after work, so hopefully I’ll be able to share my concert experience with all of you on Tuesday! Stay tuned!
QOTD: When your schedule only allows you to focus on one, which do you prefer: cross training or weight training? Why?