Since I was on Spring Break last week, I had very ambitious intentions of having a very active week. Despite my goal, a busy week off, traveling and being away from home, and poor weather all contributed to only working out three times last week. I had envisioned taking little man for lots of walks in his stroller around my parents’ neighborhood while we were visiting, but cold, snowy, and wet conditions for the majority of the week dictated otherwise. That’s not to say that I didn’t have a great Spring Break, because I truly did, but I was nowhere near as active as I had hoped to be.
Monday, March 26th
After having run 12.5 miles on the treadmill late Sunday afternoon, I was sore and a tad chafed. My body cried for me to take the day off from training, so I gave it the rest that it screamed for. Instead, I spent the day staying busy with little man. We spent the morning at the public library, met up with my parents for lunch, and then played at their house after his nap that afternoon.
Tuesday, March 27th
My mom came home from work early enough to spend the late afternoon with little man, which gave me the opportunity to escape to the gym. I ran 4.15 miles on the treadmill and then did 35 minutes of full body weight training.
Funny story: when I walked into the gym and showed my Gold’s Gym travel pass to the desk attendant, he immediately recognized me, not because he knew me but because he had been working on Sunday afternoon when I had been there completing my long run. He recognized me as “that crazy runner girl.”
When you walk into the gym, present your travel pass to the desk attendant, and they recognize you from the other day as being “that crazy runner girl” 😂😂😂
— Kathryn (@Dancing2Running) March 27, 2018
Wednesday, March 28th
I had planned to go the gym for cross and weight training, but a busy day of having fun with my little man and a family dinner out that lasted longer than I anticipated led to me running out of time to get to the gym. Oh well. At least I had a great day with my family and my little man.
Thursday, March 29th
For the first time during my trip to Illinois, the weather had finally cooperated for me to be able to run outside. I love running on the trail in my hometown, so I was so excited to finally be able to complete a run on it. Despite the flat route, I wasn’t able to push myself the way that I had hoped to. But it didn’t matter. I was happy to just be able to be outside and running.
Friday, March 30th
A long travel day home, plus a birthday dinner out with my boys after Preston picked us up from the airport, resulted in no time to work out. The important thing is that I got to spend my birthday with my boys, after seeing my parents and sister that morning.
Saturday, March 31st
After a week of not so pleasant weather in Illinois, it was absolutely wonderful to be able to enjoy a warm, sunny afternoon here at home. During little man’s nap I headed out for my run. It was in the high 50s when I started my run, and in the low 60s when I finished, and it felt incredible to be able to wear short sleeves outside at the end of March. I felt strong during my run, and was able to push my pace a bit more than I have been able to recently during long runs outside. It was a definite confidence boost.
Sunday, April 1st
I focused on spending my time on Easter with the family instead of working out. After church and a lite lunch, we drove to my godmother’s house, just outside of Baltimore. We enjoyed a delicious ham dinner, and indulged on lots of delicious Easter treats. We had a wonderful afternoon and early evening celebrating Easter, which included an Easter Egg Hunt in the front yard for little man.
Total Weekly Mileage – 18.36 miles (5.38 miles less than week 4)
Total Loudoun Half Mileage – 98.28 miles
QOTD: What did you do to celebrate Easter?