I feel like I’m always talking about how when life happens, workouts get thrown to the way-side. That kind of happened this week. I still got in the bulk of my workouts, but I missed my strength training sessions and my swimming this week. I prioritize my running and biking, and for some reason, even though I KNOW I need it, strength training is the first thing to drop when life happens.. I need to get better about that if I want to get faster in my run and stronger on my bike! The hubs was traveling this week, so it made getting my workouts in a tad more creative. Here’s what I did…
Sunday: 1:10 bike ride on the trainer. I did it fairly easy, but had a 20 min interval in zone 3.
Monday: Instead of swimming, I did my usual Tuesday run workout. I did 3×5 min in zone 4 and got in 7 miles total. I MAJORLY overestimated the temperature, and thus FROZE, so I ran super fast. I planned on doing strength training this day, but things were crazy at work and at home, so I didn’t get to.
Tuesday: I got up eaaaaarly and did a 1hr bike workout before the babe woke.
Wednesday: Run again for me-7 miles on the treadmill at work during my lunch break. 3x8min in zone 3. I felt pretty good, but not super energetic. I hoped to strength train in the morning before the baby woke, but she decided that 5:30am would be a nice time to wake up for the day…yea…she finally went back to sleep at 7am, just in time for me to get ready for work.
Thursday: Woah, baby slept 9hrs through the night!! She woke for her first feeding at 4:30am, so I biked 1:10 after that and finished just in time for her to wake up for the day!
Friday: Busy getting everything ready to be off work for a week for school’s spring break!
Saturday: I had a 2:45 run on tap, and you know what? I DID IT!!! I had my doubts, but decided to just see how much I could do. I felt awesome for the first 15 miles, then started to fatigue, but I’d come so far that I decided to gut it out to 20 miles. When I hit 20 miles, I had only been running 2:37, so I decided “what’s another 8 min??”, so I kept going and finished off with 21 miles total! I was super proud of myself! I enjoyed some lovely sights along the way too! We’d had a light dusting of snow this week, and it was still hanging around on the grass and trees.
Saturday afternoon was crazy as well, but I’ll tell you more about that in next week’s recap!
How did YOU do this week?
What’s your first workout to get cut out when life happens?