What a week it’s been. Between adjusting to the time change, election stress, and spiking COVID numbers, it felt like it was just one thing after another. When it doubt, run it out. Or something like that. The beginning of the week feels like it was a month ago. Oh and it went from feeling like winter with temps in the 30s and 25 mph winds to feeling like summer with warm 70 degree days. What is happening?
Weekly Run Down: When In Doubt, Run It Out
- Monday: 7 Treadmill Miles + Core
- Tuesday: 4.3 Stroller Miles + Glutes/Hips
- Wednesday: 6.4 Miles
- Thursday: 3.7 Stroller Miles + Mobility
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: 11.2 Miles
- Sunday: 3.7
If you were looking closely at my workouts you may have noticed that I didn’t do any strength training this week (other than core work). I’m between phases of my strength programs so I just decide to take the week off while I wait for the next one. I think it’s good to take a little break once in awhile. The longest I ever go without lifting is 1 week and it only happens a few times a year.
The weather was all over the place this week! It seems other places were the same. On Monday and Tuesday it was super windy. The kind of wind that can wake you up from your sleep. I ran on the treadmill Monday because my only time to run was at 5 am. On Tuesday I was off for Election Day so I went out for a stroller run but we waited until around 8:30. It was still windy but the temps were warmer, so it wasn’t too bad.
By the weekend we had temps in the mid 70s. It felt amazing! The mornings were still in the high 40s. so perfect for running. Between the nice weather and the fall colors it was a good weekend to be outside.
I really enjoyed my solo miles outside this week. I felt like I needed that time to either think or completely zone out. It was also nice to be able to see the sunrise on Saturday morning. I feel like it’s been awhile since I had seen a nice sunrise.
Who knows what the coming weeks will bring, but we are almost to the end of 2020! We’ve gotta stay positive, right? And when in doubt, run it out!
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- How were your workouts last week?
- Did you have unseasonably warm weather?
- Do you ever take a break from strength training?