It was another interesting week around here. I went into it with the best intentions, but it didn’t all play out as planned. Still, it was better than last week! I just felt like we took two steps forward, one step back (a few times!) At least we’re moving in the right direction!
Weekly Run Down: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
Monday: 4.3 Miles
Tuesday: Strength Training + 4 Stroller Miles
Wednesday: 5 Miles + Core
Thursday: Strength Training + 3 Treadmill Miles
Friday: Rest Day (25 Mins Yoga)
Saturday: 7 Miles + Core
Sunday: 3.6 Stroller Miles
Starting out the week with a setback
My schedule for work was a little different this week. These days I’m usually working Tuesday-Friday and off on Monday. But I had some meetings and presentations this Monday so I worked and took off on Tuesday. My mom came to watch Grayson Monday, so I got out early for some solo miles.
This run felt awful! I thought I was mostly recovered from being sick last week, but I still just felt tired and sluggish and my body didn’t know what it was doing. What was supposed to be 5-6 miles turned into just over 4.
Fun at the park
I wasn’t sure what to expect on Tuesday, but since I was off I decided to go to the park with Grayson. The plan was to try to run and if it didn’t feel good I would walk. I felt better than the day before but not 100%. My back was cranky although it didn’t bother me at all when I was strength training earlier in the morning.
Grayson wanted nothing to do with being in the stroller and just wanted to play on the playground. We did 2.5 miles, then stopped to play and then did another 1.5. The playground was super muddy from rain the night before so we were both a mess by the time we got home.
Two steps in the right direction
Wednesday was back to work for me and back to school for Grayson! I ran 5 miles in the morning and felt ok. A little better, but still not 100%. Still sluggish, still a tight back, but definitely better than Monday.
So Grayson hadn’t been at school for 10 days due to being sick last week (he only goes 3 days a week). Let’s just say when he saw his backpack and lunch box come out he wasn’t happy. He really never had a chance to adjust so this was like starting all over again. While there were plenty of tears at drop off, he came out smiling when I picked him up and it seemed like he had a much better day!
And back again
On Thursday I lifted and then ran on the treadmill. Since I just did 3 slow treadmill miles I felt ok, but my body was still kind of creaky. (Again, lifting felt fine!) But I got it done nice and early before a day of work and school.
We made it until 1:00 when we got a call that Grayson had to be picked up. Let’s just says he had some tummy trouble, which was probably from the antibiotic he was taking for his ear infection. Rob picked him up and was told he needed to stay home for 24 hours. Ugh!
Friday Rest and Recovery
I worked from home on Friday and it was a rest day. We got outside a little bit but there was no time for a walk. I did squeeze in about 25 minutes of yoga for the first time in…I don’t know…a year? My back was telling me something and a few minutes of breathing and stretching felt good. We made it through another week!
Saturday Seven: Two Steps Forward!
Rob needed to go to Home Depot for mulch Saturday morning and wanted to go early before it got crowded, so I planned to by back by 6:45. I got out the door a few minutes later than planned, which gave me about an hour to run. As I started I decided to push myself a little more than I usually do and just see how I felt. I ended up doing 7 miles in an hour, and felt pretty good! Two steps forward1
On Sunday we waited for the rain to stop and then ran a few stroller miles. It was windy, which always makes pushing the stroller up hills extra fun. All things considered, this was a pretty good run! I felt pretty much the same as I usually do on a Sunday run.
Let’s hope that next week has no more setbacks!
How were your workouts last week?
Anyone else feel like they’re taking two steps forward and one step back lately?