It was another stressful week in a month full of stressful weeks — but I knew it would be going into it. Activity was hard, but I did my best, which wasn’t half bad.
- Monday: Yoga (30 min), 2 mile recovery run, Dogwalk, PB Cardio Walk (25 min)
- Tuesday: Yoga (30 min), 5 miles long-er run, Dogwalk x 2 (AM/PM), PB Walking with Weights (25 min)
- Wednesday: Yoga (30 min), 1.5ish TM miles, Dogwalk
- Thursday: Yoga (40 minutes), Soul Stroll, PM Walk
- Friday: Yoga (40 min), Walk
- Saturday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk, PB ST (25 min)
- Sunday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk, PB Boosted Walk (25 min)
Running Mileage: 8 (-3)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Monday Intention: recover
The pace was about right for recovery, and consistent (for the 2 miles). As seems the norm for me, V02 ticked up a point (after coming down a point for yesterday’s long run). Beautiful morning to run; I would have expected to be faster with cooler temps, but yesterday was very busy in addition to the long run and that was just fine.
Tuesday Intention: more miles easy
Despite temps in the high 60sF with plenty of humidity, it didn’t feel too bad — not with the soft Summer drizzle and a pleasant breeze. I was tired, though, from 3 days running in a row, two of them long-er runs. Bringing my mom home and plenty of rain the forecast, plus a course over the weekend, meant I had little time to run this week.
So far the Achilles is not acting up despite back to back running days — just a slight awareness after this run.
Wednesday Intention: recover again
I wanted 2 miles. I wanted the treadmill to be fixed. Sadly, neither happened. So I got around 1.5 miles gradually slowing to a walking pace. After walking Bandit in the holy humidity after this run, I was glad I didn’t run outside — I would have been a real sweaty mess instead of just a sweaty mess, and I was heading down to pick up and bring my mom home (and yes, of course, I still showered after).
Favorites of the week
Despite spending most of my time indoors helping my mom, I still managed to get in a lot of walking and had no trouble meeting and exceeding my daily step goal. Doesn’t hurt that she’s not an early riser. She does have a live-in aide, for now, but I was still helping out a lot.
I had signed up to take the RRCA Level 1 Coaching course a few months ago. Little did I know what a difficult week this would already be! So.much.information in a short time. No, I don’t really plan to coach anyone, it was more for my own information; the fact that you can know take it online meant no travel and no extra $$ for meals and hotels.
Obviously I won’t be commenting much on blogs today
ICYMI: Even if you have no desire to do this Yin Yoga practice that will help strengthen your whole Posterior Chain (and you should do it!), you still need to check it out here — to see me having to do child’s post sitting on top of Bandit! Seriously, I couldn’t stop laughing! I also have a short vlog to help you think about anything you’ve let go of that you need to bring back into your life here.
Coming up on Tuesday: Interested in a plant based protein bar that won’t weigh you down? Check out my review of Mezcla Bars. On Friday it’s time to join Marcia @ Marciashealthyslice to get some runfessions off my chest.