As you can probably tell from the title of this post, I’m in Florida and it’s been very rainy here! It’s still good to be away, and it’s been a very relaxing weekend so far filled with lots of naps, reading, and wine. The good news from the week was that the weather finally improved back in Baltimore so I got in some good runs outside before I left.
Monday: 4 mile run
The sun finally came out and I was excited to get outside for my run! I just remember that it was warm and sunny but I don’t remember anything else about this run- it feels so long ago! Good thing I was able to look back on Instagram to even see what I did that day.
Tuesday: Strength training
Other than my strength training workout, I also spent some time foam rolling and working on mobility. It always feels good to take the time to do that stuff.
Wednesday: Spinning and yoga
My goal this week was to make sure I got in all my cross-training stuff before I left. I did 25 minutes on the bike following a workout, and then 25 minutes of yoga for runners.
Thursday: 3 miles
This was the day that my allergies got really bad. It always seems to be the worst right before Memorial Day weekend! I still got out for my run but was I was feeling really out of it and slower than usual. I even questioned if I was getting sick because it felt worse than regular allergies. Luckily I started taking some meds and felt better by Friday afternoon.
Friday: Strength training
I finished up week 6 of phase 6 and also did some foam rolling. It felt good to get in a workout and also loosen up my muscles before sitting on a plane for a few hours, plus I didn’t want to pack my foam roller with me. (I did bring and lacrosse ball and the marathon stick which are much easier to travel with.)
Saturday: 4.5 miles
We have arrived in Florida on Friday afternoon to pouring rain. Tropical Storm Alberto was making its way through the gulf of Mexico, and being on the west coast of Florida we would surely be affected. I knew my best chance of a run was Saturday morning when it would be raining but there weren’t thunderstorms. There was a break in the rain around 7:45 so I headed out. It was so humid that I ended up wishing for rain. I got my wish a few miles in when a downpour started. I was glad to get in few miles not knowing what the rest of the trip would bring.
Sunday: 2 mile run and 10 minute walk
When we woke up on Sunday morning it was really windy but not really raining. I decided to head out for a short run but stayed close to the house in case there was any thunder and lightning. Rob headed out for a walk so after my run I met up with him and we walked for about 10 more minutes. Shortly after we got back inside there were really heavy downpours, so we were glad we got out when we did!
This was definitely a lower mileage week with traveling, the storms in Florida, and allergies. I was happy to get in my strength training and spinning knowing I wouldn’t be able to do those workouts while away.
I hope I can get in at least another run or two while I am here, but if not there is always yoga. Or maybe I’ll just be forced to take a few extra rest days which wouldn’t be the worst thing!
[Tweet “Checking in from rainy Florida for the #weeklywrap @milebymilerun”]
How were your workouts last week?
Are you affected by Tropical Storm Alberto?
What workouts do you do if you can’t run outside and don’t have access to exercise equipment?