This week was a bit of struggle with getting back to work after a nice, long break. Luckily it was a short week! It definitely took a few days to get back into the swing of things. I took advantage of my last day off on Monday to get in a 6 mile progression run. Then I spent most of the week indoors for my workouts other than a short run on Wednesday and a cold/snowy run on Saturday.
Monday: 6 mile progression run + BBG Arms and Abs
I started using my Lumo Run a few days after Christmas. I have also been running with my new Garmin. My plan was to wear my Garmin until it died before charging the battery for the first time (it lasted a full week!) So, my Garmin died in the middle of my run. However, I knew that would happen and figured my Lumo run would be telling me my distance/splits every half mile through my headphones. (If you listen to the app while you run it gives you form suggestions and stats every half mile).
Well, less than a mile into this run my watch died AND my headphones stopped working. Usually this wouldn’t be a big deal but I was doing a progression run and really wanted to make sure my last few miles were faster than the ones before. I still came really close, but mile 6 was about 5 seconds slower than mile 5.
Tuesday: 15 minutes spinning + BBG Legs and Cardio
It was a struggle to get this workout done at 5am after being used to taking my time in the mornings!
Wednesday: PT exercises + 3 miles
I was way overdressed for this run- it was almost 50 degrees! The all-over-the-place weather makes it tough to figure out how to dress.
Thursday: 15 minutes spinning +BBG Abs and Cardio
Glad to be done with my final BBG workout of the week! These things are TOUGH!
Friday: A combo of spinning, strength training and PT exercises
I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do. I ended up starting with some PT stuff, then I was on and off the bike while alternating with some strength training.
Saturday: PT exercises + 7 miles
So back to the headphones issue from Monday. I was a little annoyed because the headphones were brand new, although they were really cheap. When I went to use a different pair, those didn’t work either! So I guess the headphone jack for my phone is broken? I ended up running with my bluetooth in my ear so I could listen to a podcast and hear my running form cues! It wasn’t perfect (if I would adjust my hat sometimes it got disconnected) but did the trick. Maybe I need to invest in some wireless headphones…or figure out how to fix my phone….
Anyway, it was a freezing cold and snowy run. Not much else to say about it!
Sunday: 30 Minute Glute Workout
I’ll be sharing this tomorrow!
While I haven’t really minded running in the cold, it’s been REALLY tough to get outside early in the early mornings when it’s dark. Once I am out there it’s fine, it’s just getting ready fast enough, putting on all the layers, etc. I guess it’s a good thing I am just running for fun right now!
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Anyone else’s headphone jack on their phone stop working? Any ideas how to fix it?
How has your motivation to run in the dark/cold been lately?
Did you have a tough time getting back into the swing of things this week?