It’s Monday morning which means it’s time for a recap of last week’s workouts! There was nothing particularly special about them, although I did get to run outside for the first time in 2 weeks. Oh, but we are expecting more snow tomorrow…. Anyway, let’s not think about that! I did have a pretty terrible run this week which I will talk about in a minute.
Monday: 45 minutes elliptical. I was getting to the end of my gym trial so figured I should take advantage of the equipment.
Walk: 2.4 miles
Tuesday: 3 mile treadmill run. I tried to plan out enough time at the gym to do a little more but ended up only being able to squeeze in 3 miles before I needed to get home to get ready for work. I did my core work before I went to the gym.
Walk: 2 miles Push-ups: 20
Wednesday: Rest day. I had gone out for drinks the night before so this gave me some extra time to catch up on blog stuff in the morning. It was kind of nice to have a slower and more relaxing morning, but I realized I was particularly grumpy by the end of the day!
Walk: 1.4 miles
Thursday: 4 miles outside. It felt amazing to be back out there again!! I did loops around my neighborhood because there are still alot of sidewalks that are icy or covered in piles of snow, and it’s tough to navigate around them when it’s dark out in the mornings.
Walk: 2.5 miles Push-ups: 20
Friday: Core work and 30 minutes pilates
Walk: 2 miles Push-ups: 15
Saturday: 3.3 terrible miles (see below)
Walk:5.3 miles Push-ups: 20
Sunday: 6.15 miles and core work. This was a million time better than Saturday, although it was still kind of tricky to find places to run.
Walk: 1.5 miles
Total: Run: 16.56 Walk: 13.2 Push-ups: 4 days
Yearly Mileage: 211.43/2016
Ok so here is what happened on Saturday: When I got up at 5:30 I was planning to run, but it was still dark out and the temps were in the low 20s. I knew it would be icy and I should wait until it was light out to run. (We still get a refreeze just about every night from the piles of snow on the sides of the streets that melt a little each day). At the last minute we decided to do our errands (grocery shopping and we had to go to a few other stores) when the stores first opened to beat the crowds and then we would run when it was a little warmer. As we were in our final store I realized I was absolutely starving and had only eaten a banana and some granola (it was 10am). When we got back to the car I started inhaling peanut butter pretzels that we had bought at Trader Joe’s and felt better.
We got home, put everything away, and headed out to run. I wasn’t planning to do much but immediately I felt like my legs were not attached to my body. Everything felt tired and I just could not get in a groove. I kept telling myself that if I could get past the first mile I would feel better, but that never happened. When I tried to go uphill I practically felt like I was going backwards. I turned it into a 3 mile run/walk and headed home. Once I ate a real meal I felt more like myself again but that is something I never want to experience again! The only thing I could compare it to is running while hungover…but usually I feel better by the end of those kinds of runs.
Luckily Sunday’s run was better, but I’m not really motivated to run for more than an hour lately. This is the perfect time of year to feel that way, with the crappy weather and limited places to run. So I’m just going with it for now, and hopefully my motivation will return with the warmer spring weather.
How were your workouts last week?
When was the last time you had a really bad run?
How is your running motivation right now?