If my silence here on the blog for the past week is any indication, this past week was extremely busy. Not only was it the second week of my curriculum project (this coming week is my last week that I’ll be working on it), but on Thursday little man, my mom, and I drove up to northern New Jersey to visit my grandfather. We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend with him, and while we were there also got to visit with other members of our extended family during a pool party and BBQ at his house on Saturday.
Speaking of the pool, little man got to experience swimming in the pool for the first time this past weekend. He wasn’t so sure of it during his first time in the pool on Friday, but thoroughly enjoyed it on Saturday.
Just because we were out of town didn’t mean that I let me training go to the wayside. I headed out Saturday morning for a seven mile run to be greeted by the heat (it was already 83 degrees when I finished my run at 9:00 a.m.), and the tough hills of northern New Jersey. It was by far my hardest run since I started training again four weeks ago, and there were many times when I wanted to stop running and just walk back to my grandfather’s house. Thank goodness that many of the sidewalks that I ran on were shaded, as I’m pretty sure that that’s the only thing that gave me motivation to continue on with my run every time that I wanted to throw in the towel.
Our current heat wave is supposed to continue on for the foreseeable future. Though summer is my favorite season, its making training quite challenging. Although I completed all three of my planned runs for the week in the morning, instead of in the evening which is my usual pattern, my strength training once again fell to the wayside this past week. Since this coming week is a cutback week for my training mileage, I really need to focus on making the strength training a priority. I don’t want to have another week where I only strength train once.
Mon 7/18 – 30 minutes on the elliptical, 25 minutes of weight training (upper body, lower body, abs)
Tues 7/19 – 3.46 mile run, 0.24 mile cool down walk
Wed 7/20 – 2.33 mile walk
Thurs 7/21 – 3.11 mile run, 0.45 mile cool down walk
Fri 7/22 – Rest day
Sat 7/23 – 7.00 mile run, 0.37 mile cool down walk, 1.04 mile walk
Sun 7/24 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 20.61 miles (3.06 miles more than week 3)
Total RnRPhilly Mileage – 79.58 miles
QOTD: How are you handling the current heat wave?