Hello from Florida! Rob and I made it a long weekend and are visiting his parents for a few days. Even though it wasn’t that cold in Maryland yet, it’s really nice to have a few days in the warm weather. There isn’t too much to say about last weeks’ workouts except that I had another shoe fail. The blister I started getting in my new shoes got much worse on Thursday and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to run in any shoes for a while. Luckily, with lots of band-aids and good socks I was able to run in my Brooks.
Monday: 3 mile run and PT exercises; PM: 30 minutes yoga
This was a good run. It was chilly but not too cold. I ran in the New Balance Vazee Pace, which didn’t aggravate my blister at all. I think this was my first time wearing them since September. I like these shoes, but I think they are a little too light and don’t have enough cushioning for what I need right now.
After work I did some yoga which always feels good after sitting all day!
Tuesday: Total body strength training
I’ve really enjoyed my strength training days lately. I just make up my workouts as I go and try to mix it up as much as possible. I usually give myself 45 minutes to an hour and find that I wish I had a little more time than that! But ya know, gotta go to work unfortunately.
I used the magic circle this week which really adds an extra challenge to some of the exercises!
Thursday: 3 mile run and PT exercises
This is the run when the blister got really bad. I thought it would be fine, and wore a band-aid over that area just to be safe. The first 2 miles felt good. I was thinking that it was just a fluke that the blister on Saturday happened. Then during my last mile it got really bad. I think the band-aid must have moved and I barely made it through the last mile. Walking actually felt worse than running and I was so glad when I got home and took those shoes off. Now I need to tape it up to wear any shoes- work shoes or running shoes. At least I can wear flip flops in Florida!
Friday: 40 minutes spinning, 20 minutes PT/Strength
Luckily I was able to spin without my blister hurting. I followed this workout that Megan recommended a few weeks ago! I finished up with some PT stuff and a little strength training because I knew I would be away from my weights for a few days.
Saturday: 7 mile run and some planking
I taped up my heel and headed out in the Florida sunshine. It’s so flat here, which is a nice change from the Baltimore hills but can actually get a little boring after a while. I listened to a podcast and just zoned out while I did 7 miles. When I got back I did a couple of minutes of planking.
Sunday: 3 miles plus a little walking, Myrtl Routine
I usually don’t run 2 days in a row, but with this nice weather I couldn’t resist. I kept it really slow and easy, and took a few walking breaks.
How were your workouts last week?
How is the weather for you?
Any suggestions for the next running shoe I should try?
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