This week was all about finding flexibility with my running. Starting on Sunday night, my whole week got thrown off. I ended up not doing any hard workouts, almost all of my runs were with the stroller, and it became an unplanned cutback week. I went into the week with a much different plan, and had to be flexible to make the rest of my life work around my running!
Weekly Run Down: Finding Flexibility With My Running
Monday: 4.1 Stroller Miles
Tuesday: Strength Training + 5 Stroller Miles
Wednesday: 3.6 Stroller Miles + Core/Glutes
Thursday: Strength Training + 4.4 Stroller Miles
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 4 Stroller Miles + Core/Glutes
Sunday: 9 Miles
Total: 30.1 Miles
My plan for the week was to follow a similar routine to last week. I was going to do a workout early Monday morning, lift and do easy stroller runs on Tuesday and Thursday, and do an easy run early on Wednesday. This would allow me to run early on the days my my mom came over and get out with the stroller on days I was home by myself with Grayson.
A Restless Night
On Sunday night I couldn’t sleep. I went to bed at 8:30, tossed and turned for hours, and finally came downstairs. I think by the time I fell asleep it was 1:30. Instead of getting up at 4 like I had originally planned, I slept until 5:30. Usually Grayson gets up at 6 so I wanted a few minutes before he got up to drink some coffee. Well wouldn’t you know, he slept until almost 7!
This meant we didn’t get out for a run until like 7:45, and my mom was was already at our house when we got back. Luckily my first meeting wasn’t until 9:30. I also got to do some work while he slept in, so it worked out ok overall.
Family Run Wednesday
My plan to run early on Wednesday (or to do my workout from Monday) went out the window when Rob announced that he was going to run with us Wednesday morning and go into work a little late. Since he doesn’t run very often, and it’s hard for him to find days that his schedule allows for this, I changed my plans. It was also probably good to sleep in a little later and get that core work done early.
Virtual Stroller Relay
I had planned to participate in a virtual stroller relay on Saturday morning. Another runner on Instagram set it up and it was open to anyone who wanted to join. Basically she just made a list of all the participants in the order of our relay. We would run any distance with the stroller and then take a picture passing the snack cup to the next runner and tag that person in our post. This was a fun way to “meet” other mother runners and just do something different during this time of no live races!
Sunday Long Run
I moved my long run to Sunday, but little did I know that the humidity was making a reappearance. Big time. I planned to do 8 miles and seriously considered going home after like 2. But I decided to just take it 1 mile at a time, and by mile 6 I started to feel better. Maybe the humidity broke a little (but my phone said it was 100% before I left and after I got home) or I just got used to running. Who knows. But since I finally felt better I made it to 9 miles. Long runs can be so strange.
So overall the week worked out just fine. I’m supposed to do a 10k in a week or so that I am not prepared for. I was going to start doing some workouts about 6 weeks ago but I think I’ve only done 1 since then. I had taken some time off from running, then it was still so hot that I was completely unmotivated, and now its getting pretty close to the race and I don’t want to push it. So I will probably just wing it and see what happens!
How were your workouts last week?
Are you good about finding flexibility with your running?