After two very rough weeks, this past week was all about getting back on track. And for the most part, I accomplished that goal.
Monday, January 30th
After last Sunday’s 10 miler, I took a complete rest day on Monday. I don’t usually like not working out on Mondays, but my body was craving the rest, so rest is what I gave it.
Tuesday, January 31st
After work I headed home as quickly as I could. The high on Tuesday hit the mid-50s and I wanted to soak up as much of the Spring-like weather as I could. After a difficult couple of weeks, it felt great to close out the month with a strong 4 mile run. My splits were 9:34/9:47/9:43/9:34. Even though my splits weren’t very consistent, it felt good to be able to enjoy the weather while outside running.
Wednesday, February 1st
Since I’m determined this month to have a much better month than I did last month, I knew that I wanted to start the month off on the right foot. So I headed straight to the gym after work, and spent 30 minutes on the elliptical followed by a 30 minute full body weight training session. I left the gym feeling sore but satisfied with my workout.
Thursday, February 2nd
Since I had a late afternoon doctor’s appointment, there wasn’t time for me to workout by the time that I arrived home. But my body, particularly my lower body, was incredibly sore after Wednesday’s workout, so a rest day wasn’t a bad thing.
Friday, February 3rd
You may have noticed up until this weekend that I haven’t been sharing many pictures or stories on Instagram over the past couple of weeks, and that was partly due to my phone not fully functioning. Last weekend it stopped taking pictures, so unless I had access to Preston’s phone I wasn’t able to take pictures. After putting off replacing my phone for a couple of weeks by letting others things take precedence on the priority list, I finally made it top priority to stop by AT&T on my way home from work to replace my phone. It was a several hour affair to replace the phone and transfer everything over, but I’m so happy to finally have a fully functional phone again. By the time that I finished the process, it was late in the evening and working out was out of the picture.
It meant spending my afternoon at AT&T and missing my run yesterday but it’s nice to have a working phone again! #icantakepicturesagain!
— Kathryn (@Dancing2Running) February 4, 2017
Saturday, February 4th
Late Saturday morning little man and I headed out for our first run together since his surgery. Only a couple of minutes into the run he fell asleep in the stroller, which made for a peaceful run for me. During my 10k run I maintained 4:15/0:45 intervals, minus one extra long walk break at the halfway point so that I could take a Gu. I struggled during most of the second half of my run to find my rhythm again, which made for some very inconsistent splits: 10:36/10:32/10:14/11:35/10:43/10:41/2:02 (last .2).
Sunday, February 5th
As part of my effort to make up for my missed weekday run, as well as to spend more time focusing on strength training this month, I headed to the gym midafternoon, where I spent 35 minutes on the elliptical and 35 minutes doing a full body weight training workout. The gym was almost empty, likely due to people getting an early start on celebrating the Super Bowl. Fine by me, as I love it when the gym feels empty. It makes it so much easier to workout!
Total Weekly Mileage – 16.51 miles (1.94 miles less than week 4)
Total RnRDC Mileage – 78.40 miles
QOTD: What did you do for the Super Bowl? Quiet evening at home, like at our house, or did you go to a big Super Bowl party?
I’m linking up with Holly from HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin for the Weekly Wrap link up. I’m also linking up with Courtney for the Training Recap link up. Be sure to check out their posts as well.