It’s finally starting to warm up a bit, but I still have my doubts that spring is here to stay. The forecast for next week is encouraging though. Is it really spring now?
We had quite a bit of rain this week which is usually a sign of spring here in Maryland. We sort of lucked out because most of the rain was in the middle of the night/early morning. I was actually woken up several times because the rain was so heavy and did my runs on the treadmill those days.
Otherwise, it was a pretty standard week. I kept up with yoga which is a huge win for me! It’s funny because it actually wasn’t my running that got me back onto my mat. It was feeling stiff and tight in my upper body, probably from working on my computer. I do think the yoga is helping and I really hope I can stick with it!
Here is how the week looked:
Monday: 4 miles (outside!)
It was my first time running outside during the week in forever! Probably since early March. It was so nice to see the sunrise and get some fresh air to start the day!
Tuesday: Strength training and 20 minute spin bike
This was just the usually Tuesday strength workout plus cross-training. I always try to get at least a few minutes done on the spin bike early in the week otherwise I tend to skip it. It’s not much, but better than nothing.
Wednesday: 3 miles and yoga
In order to make time for yoga, I have to keep my runs a little shorter, but that’s ok. I was trying to think back on what kind of yoga class I did but I honestly can’t even remember. That’s the kind of week it’s been!
Thursday: Strength training
I am so set on my usual Tuesday/Thursday strength days but in hindsight I should have moved them around this week! I ended up staying inside to strength train on the nice mornings and running on the rainy mornings.
Friday: 2.5 miles and yoga
It was raining again so I hopped on the treadmill. However, I had some technical difficulties with the treadmill so my planned 3 miles turned into 2.5 instead. I am proud of myself for making time for yoga rather than adding on more miles!
Saturday: 6 miles
This run was kind of a struggle because I didn’t sleep well on Friday night. I had been up since the 3 o’clock hour and decided to just head out the door around 6 hoping that a run would help me feel better. It was super foggy to the point where it was a little creepy. I stayed close to home and cut it at 6 since I just wasn’t feeling it.
Sunday: Rest day
I am excited for spring weather for other reasons than just for running. You know, like just being warm in general! It will be really nice to get outside for more runs even though I am sure I will still use the treadmill for a few runs each week. There really is just something nice about getting some fresh air to start the day!
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Do you have your doubts about the arrival of spring even if it’s started to get warmer?
If you are short on time do you cut your run short or cut out other things (yoga, cross-training, etc.)?
Do you try to do any workouts early in the week to make sure they get done?