After the craziness of the holidays, I was starting to feel like I was ready to get back into a routine. However, I was only back at work for 2 days before flying out to Texas for my niece’s birthday. So much for getting back to the January routine! There will be plenty of time for that starting next week.
I rearranged my week a bit because I knew I couldn’t strength train while I was away. My flight on Wednesday was at 6:30 am, so there would be no workout that day before I left. I was hopeful to be able to run while I was away, depending on the weather.
The forecast kept changing every day leading up to my trip. I had no idea what to pack for running or regular clothes. It ended up being pretty warm but also windy and there were lots of storms Friday afternoon and evening.
My sister lives near a small trail that was perfect for short runs, but she warned me that there could be coyotes out before the sun is up. I wasn’t keen on running in the dark in an unfamiliar place anyway, so I postponed my runs until a little later. Luckily, there were no coyote sightings.
After the storms passed through it was freezing on Saturday. We even had some snow flurries! All morning it was around 30 degrees but closer to 20 with the wind chill. I didn’t pack cold-weather running gear (the warmest clothes I packed were capris and a long-sleeved t-shirt; not even a hat and gloves) so I didn’t run.
Here is how the week looked overall:
Weekly Run Down
Sunday: Strength training (I shared this last week, but it really counted for this week)
Monday: 3 treadmill miles
Tuesday: Strength training
Wednesday: Rest- short walk when we got to my sister’s house. Oh and lugging around Grayson in the Ergo and my heavy backpack all over the airport, that was actually my hardest workout of the week.
Thursday: 4 miles
Friday: 3.5 miles:
Sunday: Rest (travel day- more lugging around Grayson + luggage)
I finished up another phase of my strength training program this week, and decided to try a few months of making my own plans. I’ll see how it goes and I can always go back to having them made for me if needed.
Also, I think I decided on a spring half-marathon! I even wrote my training plan this week, and added on a few weeks of base building that will start Monday. I am going to see how the next few weeks go before I sign up. The race is in 16 weeks so I will spend 4 weeks building a base and then have 12 weeks to train.
I’m feeling pretty motivated right now so I hope that this feeling continues throughout the year. I’m sure part of it is just the energy of the new year. My few short runs have felt good so I just hope that its a sign I am ready to start running more again.
Do you move around your workouts when you are traveling?
Ever seen a coyote on a run?
Are you starting to train for a spring race?