This past week was one of those incredibly busy ones where I barely sat down. Between it being the height of the quarter at school, lots going on at home, and life in general, it was very challenging to fit everything in this past week. I’m starting to get a tad frustrated that I don’t have the time that I would like to be able to work towards meeting my monthly goals, but I know that they’re just a guideline and cannot dictate how my life unfolds.
So what kept me so busy this past week?
Monday, March 12th
My body was screaming for rest after last Sunday’s long run. After school I had my weekly chiropractor appointment, which certainly helped with the rest that my body was in search of.
Tuesday, March 13th
After work on Tuesday I had a couple of errands to run, and afterwards had just enough time to squeeze in a run on the treadmill at the gym. I had planned to run 3.5-4 miles, except that I had to cut my run short due to the high amount of perfume that the person on the next treadmill over was wearing. It was so much perfume that I struggled to breathe. It was definitely frustrating to have to cut a run short due to circumstances beyond my own control.
Wednesday, March 14th
After being limited on time to work out on Tuesday, I headed back to the gym on Wednesday where I spent 40 minutes on the elliptical followed by 35 minutes of full body weight training. After having to cut my workout short the day before, it felt so good to get a solid workout in.
Thursday, March 15th
Thursday evening’s run was one of those that I didn’t want to see come to an end. I felt strong for the duration of my run, and when I arrived back home I was greeted by my husband and little man. Their hugs and kisses were the perfect way to celebrate a strong run.
Friday, March 16th
After work errands ate up quite a bite of my time. And then after dinner I decided that cuddles on the couch with my little man were a high priority after an incredibly busy and stressful week at work. I’ll never regret spending quality time with him, even if it means spending a bit less time working out.
Saturday, March 17th
I spent a good part of my Saturday working at a local kids’ consignment sale. I spent my time there working the sales floor, which involved cleaning up the messes that people made (think clothes falling off of hangers onto the floor, tags falling off of clothes, etc.). There was a huge sorting area in the front of the gym where the sale was held, and many people opted to leave behind on the tables the items that they decided not to purchase instead of putting them back. This meant that I spent a good chunk of time running those items back onto the sales floor. All of my running around resulted in walking over 4 miles during the sale. To say that I was exhausted Saturday night is an understatement!
Sunday, March 18th
We wound up having some pretty crummy weather on Saturday, so I’m glad that I had the consignment sale as an excuse to push my long run to Sunday, especially since the weather was absolutely beautiful during my run. After last week’s hilly long run, I opted for a flatter route this week, though there were still plenty of rolling hills spread throughout the route, just nowhere near as intense as what I challenged myself to during last week’s run. I was glad to be able to run a tad faster during my long run, and especially enjoyed the warm sunshine during my eight mile run and just over a mile post run walk.
Total Weekly Mileage – 20.70 miles (5.39 miles more than week 2)
Total Loudoun Half Mileage – 56.18 miles
QOTD: Do you let yourself get frustrated when your schedule limits your time for working out?