After dealing with the onset of my groin pain two weeks ago, and then taking it easy and not pushing my luck too much with lower body exercises a week ago, this past week was the first time since my pain first started when I felt like I was able to have a “normal” week of training. It felt great to really focus on lower body weight and strength training again, especially since its my lower body where I’m carrying the majority of the extra weight that I’m trying to lose this year.
Monday, January 29th
Unfortunately, the week didn’t start off great when it came to my training. I had a dentist appointment after work, after which I sat in absolutely horrible traffic during my drive home. We’re talking standstill traffic on the interstate. By the time I got home at almost 6:00 p.m. all I wanted to do was cuddle on the couch with my little man, which was what I elected to do instead of trying to force myself to do an at home strength training workout.
Tuesday, January 30th
When it came to my motivation, Tuesday was much better than Monday was. After work I immediately headed to the gym, where I ran a 5k followed by doing 30 minutes of full body weight training.
Wednesday, January 31st
I closed out January with almost a complete repeat of Monday after work. The only difference was that I went to the chiropractor instead of the dentist.
Thursday, February 1st
After not completely reaching all of my January goals I was very eager to get the new month started on a positive note. I ran four mentally and physically strong miles that evening.
Friday, February 2nd
My enthusiasm for getting the month off to a great start carried over into the second day of February. After work I headed to the gym, where between the elliptical and weight training I spent 85 minutes working out. I cannot remember the last time that I spent that long working out on a weekday! It felt so good!
It felt so good to kick off the weekend with an 85 min workout at the gym! 💪🏻
— Kathryn (@Dancing2Running) February 2, 2018
Saturday, February 3rd
Even though it was quite cold again on Saturday, and that would normally send me straight to the gym run on the treadmill, I couldn’t bear to do another long run inside. So instead I bundled up and braved the 23 degree wind chill. Between the cold, on an off strong winds, and my tired legs from the previous day’s workout, my long run was anything but easy. But I didn’t give up, took a couple of extra walk breaks when needed, and still completed all 6.2 miles that were on my training plan.
Sunday, February 4th
Although I didn’t work out, I was quite busy in the kitchen chopping veggies for both the Super Bowl party that we went to as well as a little meal prep for the week.
Total Weekly Mileage – 18.36 miles (8.34 miles less than week 6)
Total Princess Half Marathon Mileage – 143.74 miles
QOTD: Has the weather in your area been just as much of a roller coaster recently as ours in Northern Virginia has been?