Last week started out with some really good runs, but the end of the week was all about slowing down. I feel like I’ve been fighting a cold since we got back from Florida. Rob was pretty sick last weekend and I’ve just been trying to not get sick again. I ended up resting all weekend and now I guess I’ll see how this week goes. Does anyone else feel like they’ve gotten sick more than usual this year?
As I said in my January runfessions post, I am not sure I have learned my lesson about running when sick. So finally this weekend I decided to take some time off of running and working out to allow my body to rest. It had been awhile since I took a true rest day anyway. On Sunday I actually felt worse, like even if I had intended to run I don’t think I would have.
The weather this week was all over the place too. It was so warm on Monday, then went back to the usual winter weather for a few days, and then the weekend was warm again. I was kind of disappointed to miss out on warmer running weather this weekend because it looks like there is snow in the forecast for February.
Monday: 5 miles, core/stability exercises
This was a great run! I was able to go out a little later because I had a training that didn’t start until 9. I was nice running in the daylight plus it was in the mid 40s!
Tuesday: Strength training and mobility
This was my last week of my 4th phase of strength training. I always feel so accomplished when I make it through another phase!
Wednesday: 4 miles
Ran this one on the treadmill. I set up the iFit to take me on a run though Baltimore’s inner harbor, my old stopping grounds. It was really weird because google maps sometimes had me running through buildings! It was fun to run a familiar route like that.
Thursday: Strength training and mobility
Last day of Strength Training Phase 4! I’m excited to start on Phase 5 next week. I already got my next plan and have been reviewing the workouts. Now, my body just needs to fight off this cold…
Friday: 30 minutes spin bike
I knew I needed to get in some cross training so I hopped on the bike for 30 minutes.
I must have needed the rest because even though I got a full nights’ sleep, I still took 3 hour nap on Saturday afternoon!
Another lazy day, plus it was raining out. I had absolutely no energy to run and unfortunately felt worse than Saturday.
As I’m sure I’ve said before, this is a good time to cut back on the running anyway. It’s just frustrating to constantly have things that interfere with my schedule. I keep reminding myself that I’m not training for anything anyway, so it really shouldn’t matter. But it would just be nice to feel better and be able to get in my regular workouts, ya know?
Have you been sick more than usual this year?
What was the weather like for you this week?