I mentioned last week that I was thinking about taking a break from running. I decided to just do it now! Who says you need to start a break on a Monday? I started mine on a Thursday since that was a rest day anyway. So I’m about halfway through at this point, if I start running again in the middle of this week.
Last week was pretty stressful in terms of balancing work and parenting. Each day I felt myself getting more and more stressed and the work kept piling on with no end in sight, which is one of the reasons I started my break from running when I did. As you may know, I like to go to bed early and get up early. I found myself staying up much later than usual to get work done and not sleeping well at night. Not running over the weekend meant I could catch up a bit on some of that missed sleep!
Weekly Run Down
Monday: Strength Training + 4.5 Stroller Miles
Tuesday: 5 Stroller Miles + Core/Hips/Glutes
Wednesday: 4.5 Stroller Miles + Hip and Glutes
Friday: Strength Training
When I decided that I would be taking a break from running at the end of this week I decided to push back my second strength workout of the week from Wednesday to Friday. Instead of running and lifting on the same day, I would split them up. This was a nice change as my legs weren’t as tired for my run and I didn’t hold back at all on lifting to save my legs for a long run over the weekend.
Running in the Rain
On Wednesday Rob stayed home in the morning to be able to help out while I worked. (This meant he worked really late that night, but I was able to get a few uninterrupted hours of work done in the morning). Not only did he do this to help me out with work, but also so he could run with Grayson and I in the morning. 2 miles in it started raining pretty hard. We ran home and Rob took Grayson inside while I finished up my run. I ended up doing 4.5 miles total. It was hard to go back out into the rain once we were home but I was appreciative of getting to run a few solo miles!
Why I’m Taking a Break from Running
I’ll be talking about this more later in the week, but basically I wanted to take a break before fall weather arrived. I am also trying to figure out something to focus on this fall. I have one more week to go before my mom can come back and help out a few days a week, so this seemed like a good time to stop running and just push through with trying to get all my work done and take care of Grayson at the same time.
When will I run again?
I was planning on taking one week off. I might run on Wednesday (after 6 days) if Rob does the same thing with staying home in the morning to run and help out. But it depends how I feel and how things are going. Who knows, maybe I’ll add on a few more days if I’m not ready to run again mid-week.
How were your workouts last week?
Are you taking a break from running at all this summer/fall?
If you stopped home after it started raining, would you head back out for more miles?