For the past week (or two) I’ve felt like I’ve been hitting the ground running. Everything is getting so busy and happening so quickly! This was one of those weeks that flew by and I sort of wished it lasted longer so I could get more done. It’s been all about balancing work, stuff at home, workouts, and sleep as best as possible!
Teachers came back to work this week which for me meant helping with lots of trainings. (This is really all summer, but we try to make the most of the week that teachers are back without students yet). I am hoping things quite down a bit after Labor Day!
I also had a wedding this weekend. We drove up to NY on Saturday morning and back on Sunday morning. The wedding was at 10:15 so we were on the road at 5:30am. It was really fun to see some friends and family while I was there. Luckily we got home early on Sunday and I had time for a nap! Even without drinking weddings are exhausting.
Let’s take a look at last week’s workouts:
Monday: 5 miles and mobility
Started out my week with the usual 5 miles. It felt a little cooler but I wasn’t any faster. Luckily I don’t care at all about my pace because it keeps getting slower!
Tuesday: Strength Training and 2 mile incline walk
I got in my strength training workout and had some extra time so I opted to walk on the treadmill. I set it on an include which made it a little more challenging.
Wednesday: 6 mile fartlek run
I completed the same workout as last week:
1 mile warm up
2,3,4,5,4,3,2 minutes hard with 2 minute recoveries in between
cool down to 6 miles
Thursday: Strength training and 3 miles
By this point in the week I was just moving on autopilot. I didn’t even realize the weather was cooler and ran on the treadmill to save time after my strength workout.
Friday: 8 miles
This was a 4 am wakeup and out the door at 4:30 am kind of day. The cooler weather felt amazing! I had to be out the door for work by 7 and with my slower paces these days it takes me much longer to do a long run. I got in 8 miles and had just enough time to cool down, stretch, eat something, and get ready for work.
Saturday: 3 miles
Another early morning. Up at 4 and ran from 4:15-4:45. After a quick shower, last minute packing, and realizing my blow dryer was broken, we were on the road around 5:30.
Sunday: Rest day
I thought about doing yoga, but I think I mentally and physically needed a full day of rest!
Unfortunately blogging has really taken a backseat lately. I enjoy writing these weekly recaps on the weekends but I just haven’t had the time or energy to do much else throughout the week and my evenings have been spent catching up on work. Hopefully things will settle down in a few weeks!
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How were your workouts last week?
How do you prioritize everything when life gets really busy?
Did you enjoy some cooler weather this week?