Its amazing the difference a week makes. In the past week of being back home from my parents’ house I’ve gone back to work part time and the heat and humidity have gone out of control. Both of those factors led to not being as active as I was the week that little man and I were at my parents’ house in Illinois, but nonetheless, it was still a productive week of training.
For most of my curriculum project this year, I’m working from home. My team is designing a new online AP World History course for our school district, and after two days of working together in person we were given the option to work remotely. I’ve been loving the flexibility of working from home, as last week it allowed me to complete my two weekday runs in the morning before the temperature started to get too warm. Since during the school year I usually have to leave before sunrise for school, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying this change of pace. I usually have trouble embracing morning running on the weekends, but with last week’s heat, I’ve been super thankful for the ability to run in the morning.
Friday morning I completed my first of three runs in the new Rock ‘n’ Roll virtual race series. I earned my Guitar Solo medal, and can’t wait to receive it in the mail!
The one thing I’m very disappointed in myself in is my lack of strength training last week. I only worked on strength training once, which is far from my goal of three times per week. Between working part time, the heat wave, and a busy week of finishing up planning the baby shower that I co-hosted on Saturday, strength training was the first thing to go to the wayside last week. I need to make it a higher priority this coming week.
Our heat wave in the DC area is supposed to continue throughout all of this week, so it’ll be another hot, sweaty week of working out. But I’m optimistic that I can make it a productive week if I put my time and focus into doing so.
Mon 7/11 – 2.56 mile walk
Tues 7/12 – Rest day
Wed 7/13 – 3.25 mile run, 0.40 mile cool down walk, 1.93 mile walk
Thurs 7/14 – 30 minutes on the elliptical, 30 minutes of weight training (upper body, lower body, abs)
Fri 7/15 – 3.10 mile run, 0.40 mile cool down walk
Sat 7/16 – Rest day
Sun 7/17 – 3.15 mile run, 0.19 mile cool down walk
Total Weekly Mileage – 17.55 miles (8.99 miles less than week 2)
Total RnRPhilly Mileage – 58.97 miles
QOTD: How hot and humid has it been where you live?