This was one of those weeks where running just had to take a backseat to everything else. It wasn’t really planned, but as the week progressed I realized I would just do what I could and not worry about it too much. I got back from Arkansas on Sunday evening, and then jumped right into a busy week before going away again on Friday morning. The weather in Baltimore was not exactly spring-like, which lowered my motivation even more.
I wanted to get in one last tempo run before my 10k next weekend, so I planned to do that on Tuesday. It was cold and windy. Like really cold and windy. I was annoyed about the weather the whole time and my body just didn’t want to cooperate. I felt like I was just “going through the motions” and while I pretty much completed the workout I didn’t really have an opinion about it afterwards, I was just glad it was over.
On Friday morning I wanted to get in a longer run before leaving for a bachelorette weekend in Miami, but as I got started I just wasn’t feeling it. However, it turned out to be one of those runs where everything starts clicking around mile 4. So I did 8 miles because that’s what I had time for.
I was excited to run in Miami where it was warmer, but Sunday morning ended up being really windy there. What’s the deal with the wind everywhere lately? So after getting not enough sleep, I did easy runs while I was there but once again didn’t feel like they were good or bad or anything else…it was just part of my usual routine of waking up and going running.
Tuesday: 6 miles with 2 x 2 miles at 10k pace
Wednesday: 3.1 miles easy, core/hip exercises
Thursday: Strength training
Friday: 8 miles, core work
Saturday: 4.2 miles
Sunday: 3.1 miles
Walked: 22.4 Push-ups: 3 days
Yearly Total: 621/2016
I’m actually pretty surprised I even remember what I did this week because it was a real blur. Luckily I am home of a couple of weekends for now and can get back into my normal routine. I like having Sundays as a rest day but have opted for running in my warmer-climate destinations lately.
That’s about all I have for today, as I am sort of in recovery mode from the weekend and trying to make the transition from vacation back to the real world! As for my weekend away, what happens in Miami stays in Miami. So I’ll just leave it at that.?
Do you have some weeks where running is just about “going through the motions”?
When was the last time you went on a trip with friends?