I was so happy that I was able to run this week. It was one of those weeks that flies by because there just isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done. So my morning workouts were my time for myself, before the craziness of the work day began. Of course, I was happy to be back to running because it’s one of the ways I manage stress.
My body didn’t like being stuck at work for a ridiculous number of hours each day (still no standing desk…) so each morning I made sure to foam roll to get the kinks out. I also missed out on sleep because I was getting home so late that dinner time was pushed back to bed time and of course I still woke up ay my normal 4:30am time, even on Saturday.
Anyway, let’s take a look at last week’s workouts:
Monday: 3 miles with a few hills
I decided to just run at whatever pace felt good, so there were times I sped up a bit, and even ran up a few hills for the first time since coming back to running. It was a great morning to be outside. I had no idea just how busy this work week would be, but I was really glad to start it out with a good run.
Tuesday: Strength training
I’m waiting for my next strength training plan so I repeated part of week 6 today. I’m excited for what’s next! (And also a little nervous)
Wednesday: 3 miles
I ran an easy out and back (as described in last Friday’s post!) It was supposed to rain so I wore a hat, and I couldn’t get my headlamp to stay on my head with the hat. So I wore it around my hand instead.
Thursday: Spinning and strength training
By this point in the week I was exhausted and stressed so I rode the bike for 20 minutes before doing a short strength training session. Can you see how tired I look by the picture?
Friday: 35 minutes swimming/pool running
I just could not get in the groove with swimming this week. The pool running was fine, but it was a different lifeguard and I felt like he was confused about what I was doing. My workout was short, so I was at work by 7am…but didn’t leave until almost 8pm. Ugh. Not an ideal Friday.
Saturday: 4.5 miles
Ok, so I probably shouldn’t have run 4.5 miles, I know. But I needed it. Rob will tell you how much my mood improves after I get back from a run. I had a busy weekend ahead so got out the door around 6. It was dark when I started and sunny when I finished. Then I made smoothie, meal prepped, cleaned, got a haircut, caught up on blogging stuff, and went to church. Whew.
I put that in quotes because I went into work for awhile to try to get caught up before another busy week begins!
It was a good week of running, but a stressful week otherwise. It seems like things often ebb and flow like that, right? I hope it doesn’t sound like I am complaining, I know that everyone is busy and I am grateful that I have a job I enjoy. It just felt like this week in particular was really focused on work and everything else just sort of happened whenever I had a free second. I’m hoping things quiet down by the end of the month!
How do you fit in your workouts when you have a really busy week?
Is there a particular time of year that is the busiest for you?