This past week of training was one of the those weeks that just didn’t go as planned due to several circumstances that were beyond my control. Last weekend we were in Illinois for little man’s baptism, and flew back to Virginia on Monday. However, we got home much later than originally planned, which meant that my plans to go to the grocery store Monday night went out the window. Little man had several rough days last week, and I wasn’t able to get to the store until after Preston got home from work on Tuesday, so there went another day of not being able to get to the gym. Although I made it to the gym on Wednesday, I wasn’t able to on Thursday and Friday. Thankfully on Friday I was able to get a Baby Strong workout in at home. And since I completed my longest run since having little man on Saturday, I decided that it was best to still take my planned rest day on Sunday.
Despite only having run twice this past week, both runs were very exciting. One of my February goals was to run a sub-34 minute 5k, which I accomplished on Wednesday when I completed my 5k in 33:52.
Then on Saturday when I ran 4 miles, I completed the ZOOMA Run Love Challenge. Participating in this virtual race allowed me to run my first postpartum race, as well as to earn a medal for doing so.
Despite it being a challenging and busy week, I still made the best of it and got in my workouts when I was able to.
Mon 2/8 – Travel/rest day
Tues 2/9 – Rest day
Wed 2/10 – 3.10 mile run on the treadmill, 0.35 mile cool down walk, 30 minutes of weight training (upper body, lower body, abs)
Thurs 2/11 – Rest day
Fri 2/12 – Baby Strong Workout – 30 minutes of strength training (upper body, lower body, and abs)
Sat 2/13 – 4.o0 mile run on the treadmill, 0.51 mile cool down walk
Sun 2/14 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 7.96 miles (3.70 miles less than week 1)
Total ZOOMA Mileage – 19.62 miles
This past week has been a reminder of several things, most importantly, that life with a baby is unpredictable and that things rarely go as planned. This is one of the many reasons why I’ve opted to follow an 18 week training plan as I prepare for my first postpartum half marathon, so that I have the flexibility needed without sacrificing my ability to properly prepare to run 13.1 miles in June.
QOTD: How do you handle things when they don’t go as you hope they will?