This was a heavy week- literally and figuratively. The air felt heavy. The weights were heavy. The stroller was heavy. The legs felt heavy. My mind and heart felt heavy. It always feels good to get out and pound the pavement during weeks like this, even if its not exactly easy.
I’ve spent a lot of time this week trying to learn more about racism, white privilege, implicit biases, and more. I’ve been reading, listening to others who are farther along on this journey, and self-reflecting. There are so many amazing people on social media who are sharing helpful and important information. (Then there are people whose anger and negativity reminds me of how much work there is to do.) I really started learning about equity and how to be an ally at work a few years ago, and what I am realizing these past few weeks is how much I have isolated that to my work setting. These issues are everywhere even if we aren’t always talking about them.
I know that it is a privilege that I am learning about racism and have not experienced it. I wish I had better words to share about this but for now I will continue doing the work. We need to keep moving forward and not lose momentum in a few weeks.
Weekly Run Down
Monday: Strength Training
Tuesday: Rest (Foam Rolling + Core)
Wednesday: 4 Miles
Thursday: Strength Training + 3.5 Stroller Miles
Friday: 4 Stroller Miles + Hip/Glute Exercises
Saturday: 10 Miles
Sunday: 3.5 Stroller Miles
This was another week of heavy lifting. It takes me a longer time to do these workouts when I’m working harder, which makes sense. It’s about more than just my legs feeling heavy though. I feel like my entire body needs to work hard and stabilize to allow me to lift and push/pull or whatever the move is that I am doing. I definitely feel very accomplished after these workouts.
Global Running Day
Global Running Day was on Wednesday and I was registered to do the Brook’s Running 5k. Brooks donated $100,000 to the Equity Justice Fund plus $1 for everyone who signed up for the race through June 7th. I decided not to race this 5, or even run it hard. My legs were heavy, and my heart was heavy. I just wanted to run and think.
Long Run Saturday
It was another hot and humid day on Saturday. I guess that is just the norm now. I ran 10 miles and it was kind of a struggle but it felt good to get in a longer run. It also felt nice to run solo after 2 days of stroller runs! I hope I acclimate to the heat soon, but I know in past years I felt like it never really got easier. ‘
We’re still doing pretty well with the stroller running. Although Grayson keeps getting heavier (why does that have to happen?…) and I definitely feel it. I don’t know how people push older kids or a double stroller. Then again a few years ago I said I didn’t know how people ran with a stroller at all, and here I am.
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How were your workouts last week?
Is it getting hot/humid where you live?