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?
Thanks to Holly and Tricia for hosting the link-up!
meredith @ cookie chrunicles says
I am sure you had the best time! we went to Miami a few years ago for my cousin’s bachelorette party – it was a perfect weekend away! I need another one of those lol. the weather has been awful lately. just awful. I hope it gets nice soon.
Miami was really fun, but so expensive! It was definitely nice to escape the cold for a bit.
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
Miami is usually a good time, and if not a good time, then at least great stories, right? Right now, everything BUT running feels like going through the motions. ALL I WANT TO DO IS RUN. But you were probably pretty tired with all of your traveling! Hope you get your mojo back this week!
I really feel like the traveling and lack of sleep is hitting me hard this week. It was alot of fun, but its always tough to come back and jump right back into things!
Ahhh time in Miami sounds wonderful right now and I shouldn’t be saying that having been on spring break just a week ago. But yes the weather and the wind! Ugh. I can relate to running not being the focus. I feel like I just squeeze it in lately.
I already feel like this is another week of just squeezing it in. I’d much rather go back to Florida and run in the warm sunshine!
Megan @ Meg Go Run says
You sure are a busy little travelin’ bee. Yes I totally have going through the motions weeks- pretty much any week I am not training for a race is just going through the motions for me! Luckily, I still enjoy those weeks for the most part.
If I didn’t have a race I was focusing on I would have had no motivation at all last week. I really do better with a schedule!
Laura @ This Runner's Recipes says
I hope you had the best time in Miami! If anything I bet the warm weather was so welcome! I feel with strength training like I’m going through the motions, but the warm weather in Seattle definitely helps in keeping running exciting.
Just about every day I have been wishing that it was warmer out and lighter out during my runs! Soon enough, I hope!
Whenever I am in a training plan I feel like running is just going through the motions! It’s like “okay, what needs to be done needs to get done.”
That’s so lovely that you had a girls weekend. I honestly cannot remember the last time I went away with just friends and not Adam. Because we both have a limited number of vacation days each year whenever we use them we use them together! I hope to get more vacation days this year though after my work anniversary, haha!
I actually feel like I never go away with Rob! We always do stuff with our families or friends. The last time we went away just the 2 of us was our Honeymoon 3 years ago (other than a quick weekend trip to DC). The girls weekends are fun though! It’s nice to see my friends especially because they all live in a different state.
Sarah @ BucketListTummy says
I’ve definitely had weeks of runs like that – traveling takes more out of me than I realize and I’m always feeling “blah.” I bet this week will be better for you. Hope Miami was a blast! 🙂
This week I am really feeling the effects of 2 weekends away! I am definitely looking forwarding to relaxing and resetting a bit this weekend.
Miami sounds wonderful. It was chilly here in PA this wkend. But last wkend I was in AC and ran a 11k then right after hopped a plane to Vegas where I didn’t run at all. Weather was beautiful there, then right to Va Beach for a few days. So I hear ya w wanting to be home for awhile now. What a great pic of you and the ladies looks like you had a blast.
Wow you have been really busy too! Hope you enjoy some time at home!
Jen B. says
I love Miami–my parents actually live right in South Beach! I always see groups of bachelorette/bachelor parties when I go visit. I bet it was a blast! And I totally agree about the weather last week–I had my speed work Tuesday and almost got blown away by the wind, and the wintry mix we got Saturday morning was not fun. I’m ready for spring!
That’s awesome that your parents live there! What a great place to visit! I am so over the wind and cold weather. Spring has to be here soon, right?!
Alyssa @ renaissancerunnergirl says
Looks like a fun weekend! I had to let running take a backseat too – I got some runs in, but nothing like what I’d want the weekend before a half marathon. Between the weird weather in the Northeast, stiffness from sitting for a lot of driving, and wanting to spend time exploring my boyfriend’s family’s town with them rather than be out all morning running by myself, it wasn’t going to happen. No regrets though!
It’s tough to fit in everything, so sometimes its good to let some things go. It all balances out in the end!
Everywhere seems to be windy. It’s hard to plan a run, and we’re getting rain as well. T-storms are in Saturday’s forecast, and of course I wanted to run outside 🙁
The wind is definitely not ideal! Hopefully the thunderstorms will pass by you!
Awe, I’m so glad you got to go away like that and be a hooligan. You totally deserve it. I hate running in the wind, especially tempo runs! THE WORST. Glad you had that feel-good 8 miler though. I love it when runs turn into good ones like that!
Haha I love that you said “hooligan”! Rob and I alway say that but I don’t know many other people who do! Windy tempo runs are the worst. I am crossing my fingers and toes that it’s not windy for my 10k!
Jennifer @ Dashing in Style says
Seriously–what IS up with the wind??? Glad you enjoyed a weekend with your friends!
Thanks! I know- I have definitely had enough of the wind lately!
Running funk aside, at least you had a wonderful time with your girlfriends in Miami :). Here’s to hoping for better runs during the nice weather this week!
Thanks! It was a great weekend and I am definitely hoping for better weather and running this week:)
HoHo Runs says
I’m so OVER the wind. I thought about riding my bike Sunday, but I don’t like to do that in the wind either. When running is such a part of our lives and routine, I think it’s normal to feel like we are going through the motions sometimes. It’s like brushing our teeth. It’s just something we do. And, it probably speaks volumes about how ingrained it is in our lives — who we are. That’s not such a bad thing. Thanks for linking with us Lisa.
That’s a good point! It’s nice to not have to think too much about exercising because its just what I do.
Smart call to skip the bike ride- riding into the wind sounds rough!!
What??? Lisa, your such a tease on the weekend plans! Lol, alright I do understand. Looks like a great group of gals to enjoy with! I often feel like I need a vacation from my vacation. I love a routine about as much as I love going out of town on new adventures! Thanks for linking up with us!
Haha! I definitely need a vacation from my vacations. This week is a struggle!
Kristy @ Southern In Law says
I hope you had a wonderful time away! I wish I could head off on a girls trip with all my friends as that sounds like SO much fun!
It was really great, especially because I don’t see them very often!
Michele @ paleorunningmomma says
I bet whatever happened it was all worth it, lol 🙂 I agree it’s been really oddly windy, good to know it’s not just by me! I can’t even imagine running in warm temps, but, looks like I might be finding out for the marathon.
I haven’t heard anything about Boston weather for the marathon but I hope it’s not too warm! I feel like 99% of the time I am complaining abut the temperature for running, it’s either too hot, cold, windy, icy, etc…
Rachael @ Catch Me if You Can says
what a fun place to go for a girls weekend! i have never been to miami but i really want to check it out…and key west for some key lime pie yum!!! i can so relate to those going through the motions runs. the summer for sure is going to be that way i hate running in the heat and humidity.
I keep saying I want it to warm up but I know soon enough I will be complaining about the hot weather!