Its been quite awhile since I haven’t been “in training” for a race. Since the end of April to be exact. My body and mind were definitely ready for the break, and I allowed myself the rest that I needed this past week.
Despite it being my first week in a long time of not being in training, it was still a busy and eventful week. With this past week being Homecoming Week at school, lots of extra activities at school kept me super busy. And if you didn’t see on my Facebook page or on Instgram Saturday morning, I revealed the secret activity that I’ve been up to for the past two weeks.
I was a part of my school’s flash mob dance, which we performed on Friday during our Pep Rally. Although my participation in the dance caused me to be more active the week of Army Ten Miler than I had wanted to, it was definitely worth it.
Some of you may be wondering why I kept it a secret on the blog. The goal was for the student body to be surprised with the dance, and since a couple of my students have told me that they (and some of their parents) turn to my blog for fitness inspiration, I knew that I needed to keep things quiet on here. If you want to check out the dance, be sure to head over to my Facebook page to see the video.
Other than dancing, what else was I up to this past week?
Mon 10/13 – Rest day
Tues 10/14 – One hour of dance practice, 1.92 mile walk around the neighborhood with Riley
Wed 10/15 – Rest day
Thurs 10/16 – 35 minutes on the elliptical, kettlebell squat swings, abs, arms, shoulders, glutes, chest, back
Fri 10/17 – 15 minutes of dance practice, Flash Mob performance
Sat 10/18 – 3.44 mile run around the neighborhood, 0.36 mile cool down walk
Sun 10/19 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 8.90 miles
QOTD: When was the last time that you weren’t in training for a race? How did you handle it physically and mentally?