On October 7th I will be running the Chicago Marathon as a member of Team Ronald McDonald House Charities. Please consider visiting my fundraising page and supporting this worthy cause. Thanks!
With my husband out of town for work during the first half of the week, solo parenting made it a challenge to get everything in last week. I did my best, and that’s all that I can ask of myself. In an effort to still get my workouts in before I had to pick little man up from daycare I pushed myself out the door from school very quickly at the end of the school day, which means that my grading is piled up higher than I would like, but for my own sanity I knew that if I didn’t still get my workouts in that I’d be a grumpy Mommy.
Monday, September 24th
A very rainy day pushed me to the gym after work for my first run of the week. After running 5 miles on the treadmill I walked an additional mile.
Tuesday, September 25th
After work I headed back to the gym for cross and weight training. I spent 35 minutes on the elliptical and followed that up with 30 minutes of upper and lower body weight training.
Wednesday, September 26th
Between my weekly chiropractor appointment and errands that needed to be run afterwards I didn’t have time to also get a workout in. Mommy responsibilities were a higher priority that day.
Thursday, September 27th
More heavy rain meant that my second run of the week was also completed on the treadmill. Certainly not ideal so close to the big race, but I wasn’t going to risk getting sick and/or slipping and getting injured by running outside in the heavy rain.
Friday, September 28th
I was more than happy to take a rest day the day prior to my long run. It had been a long week and I needed the mental and physical break from trying to squeeze everything in after work.
Saturday, September 29th
After a week of soggy, rainy weather Saturday’s weather was absolutely beautiful. It was a beautiful early fall morning and was perfect running weather for my last long run before Chicago. I had 8 miles on tap, but felt so good that I pushed myself to 9 miles. I really hope that this run was a sign of how I’ll feel on race day.
Sunday, September 30th
Although I didn’t get a formal workout in I did spend a couple of hours outside walking around at a Touch a Truck event. I thoroughly enjoyed our family time together doing a fun activity for little man.
Total Weekly Mileage – 23.72 miles (6.77 miles less than week 16)
Total Chicago Mileage – 454.79 miles
QOTD: Is it finally starting to feel like fall in your area?