Ugh, the best laid plans of T-Rex and men, am I right? I headed into this week with the intention of getting right back into the groove and hitting my workouts hard. I was planning on working out pretty much every day. You’ll see that’s not exactly what happened.
Monday, 5/22/17, 6 miles and strength: I want to bump up my runs to a little bit longer than last week, so I started out with 6 miles for Monday’s workout. Pearce and I ran together and it was hot (of course), but we prevailed. While the run was challenging at times, the hardest part was the strength work I did after! I started at the top of my street and did walking lunges all the way to my house – 130 in total! I thought I was going to collapse. It seemed like such a short distance, but it was not.
Tuesday, 5/23/17, 3 mile run and strength: I wanted to try and run four times this week, so I opted to do a mixed run and strength workout on Tuesday. I used a workout from Aaptiv that involves running for a few minutes, then doing sets of squats, pushups, and high knees. I like these types of workouts because I feel like I get my cardio in, but on days when I’m not really in the mood to run, I have enough variety that I don’t get bored. After I got home, I did one-legged calf raises on the stairs (50 on each side) and some more squats, just for fun.
barre class OFF: I planned to head to the barre studio after work on Wednesday, but it didn’t happen. I’ve been fighting off a sickness since I came back from Prague, and although I thought I had kicked it, I woke up on Wednesday completely run down and coughing up a ton of gunk. I almost passed out at work and obviously did not end up working out. Fail.
Thursday, 5/25/17, OFF: Doctor time. I have a nasty upper respiratory infection that needs to be cured by the time I get to Africa. Steroids and antibiotics are now happening!
Friday, 5/26/17, OFF: Still not feeling great. It’s hard to breathe. Sigh.
Saturday, 5/27/17, 4.5 miles: I wasn’t sure whether I’d be able to run much or not, but I met Pearce for a few miles. I didn’t feel great and I was exhausted afterwards, but I got it done! At least that’s three runs for the week.
Sunday, 5/28/17, OFF: Woke up on Sunday sicker, probably thanks to wearing myself out on Saturday. Ugh.
So yeah…this week didn’t exactly go how I was hoping. I’m leaving for Africa on Wednesday night, so now my priority has to be getting better. I doubt I’ll be working out at all before I leave unless I feel a lot better soon. BOO! I look forward to getting back into the swing of things when I get back, though!
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