Sunday, October 17, 2021

Workout Recap - Week 42

Sunday, October 10th – 10.10 mile run 

Monday, October 11th – 90 minutes on the stationary bike

Tuesday, October 12th – 13.13 mile run

Wednesday, October 13th – Rest Day

Thursday, October 14th – 10.10 mile run

Friday, October 15th – 90 minutes on the stationary bike

Saturday, October 16th – 20.20 mile run

53.53 miles this week - BOOYA! Although the body has felt fine with the mileage, I'm feeling pretty fatigued overall. I am sure it has to do with the fact that I am out of the house 55 hours a week for work (I leave at 8:30am and get home a little before 7:30pm) along with the change in weather and everything else we are doing [yup, a vague post, but more to come soon ;)]. For my Saturday long run I originally had my alarm set for 3:33am to try and beat the heat (we're dealing with another heatwave right now) but decided to go back to sleep for a couple hours. I'm doing my best to listen to my body.

How were your workouts this past week?

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Workout Recap - Week 41

Sunday, October 3rd – 13.13 mile run 

Monday, October 4th – 85 minutes on the stationary bike

Tuesday, October 5th – 10.10 mile run

Wednesday, October 6th – 90 minutes on the stationary bike

Thursday, October 7th – 13.13 mile run

Friday, October 8th – Rest Day

Saturday, October 9th – 18.18 mile run

BOOYA! Hit 54.54 miles this week. Now, don't get me wrong, the body is NOT happy... but that is because my Fibromyalgia and the weather changing, NOT due to the running. There is a possibility I might have a 50K in November (it was originally scheduled for April 2020 but it was obviously postponed and they are apparently still waiting on permits to come through), so I am trying to stay marathon-ish ready. I always find it much easier to stay trained so I could jump into a marathon whenever one might pop up, rather than having to ramp up to it with 12+ weeks of training, but that's just me ;)

How were your workouts this past week?

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Workout Recap - Week 40

Sunday, September 26th – 8.58 mile run 

Monday, September 27th – 15.15 mile run

Tuesday, September 28th – 90 minutes on the stationary bike

Wednesday, September 29th – 7.27 mile run

Thursday, September 30th – 90 minutes on the stationary bike

Friday, October 1st – 13.13 mile run

Saturday, October 2nd – Rest Day

Normally Fridays are my rest days, then I run longer on the weekends because I don't have to work, but this week I had a slightly different schedule at the running store due to a coworker being out of town (I had to work Tuesday - Saturday instead of Monday - Friday), which impacted my running schedule a bit. I also cut my Wednesday run short because my body wasn't having it (my legs felt overly tired and I was having tummy troubles, leading me to feel as though I was just running from bathroom to bathroom on my route). Even with these little hiccups, I still was able to have a fairly strong week - getting in over 44 miles. Oh yeah, and it seems as though fall temps might be on their way - WHOOO HOOO! Well, not during the day (it's still getting into the 80s), but before the sun comes up it's actually been cool the last couple mornings (in the 50s!). The body is definitely feeling a bit of fatigue these days (more from the lack of sleep than from the workouts), so I think next week will be a bit of a lower mileage week so I can sleep in a little more in the mornings.

How were your workouts this past week?

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Workout Recap - Week 39

Sunday, September 19th – 6.2 mile run with the hubby

Monday, September 20th – Rest Day

Tuesday, September 21st – 90 minutes on the stationary bike

Wednesday, September 22nd – 13.13 mile run

Thursday, September 23rd – 90 minutes on the stationary bike

Friday, September 24th – 10.11 mile run

Saturday, September 25th – Rest Day

This week was a little funky... I had to get bloodwork done on Monday (still trying to figure out some health issues), which meant it became a rest day. Then on Tuesday morning I was planning on going out for a 10 mile run but my stomach felt "off" and I wasn't 100% comfortable with being too far away from a bathroom, so it turned into a bike day. Normally I try to run every other day during the week (with either a bike day or rest day following the run) which meant Wednesday run, Thursday bike, Friday run. Well, next week I am working Tuesday through Saturday, so I thought that since I ran Friday and would be off on Monday, I'd take a rest day on Saturday and do my "weekend" runs on Sunday and Monday. I have a couple races on the calendar for the end of the year (at least they haven't been cancelled or turned virtual yet), but none of them are serious, so I'm okay with having to swap around runs... Or at least that's what I'm telling myself ;)

How were your workouts this past week?

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Walt Wednesday

Some people do a "Wordless Wednesday" post, where they simply share a photo or image, but I thought I'd make a little series out of my Wednesdays. And since I love alliteration so much, why not go with Walt Wednesdays (obviously everyone can use a little break from the seriousness, scariness and sassiness of life - and what better way to help put a smile on your face than with a cute wiener dog picture, am I right?!)... So, without further ado...

WALT WEDNESDAY!

When life gets overwhelming, how do you de-stress?

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Workout Recap - Week 38

Sunday, September 12th – Rest Day

Monday, September 13th – 90 minutes on the stationary bike

Tuesday, September 14th – 90 minutes on the stationary bike

Wednesday, September 15th – 90 minutes on the stationary bike

Thursday, September 16th – 90 minutes on the stationary bike

Friday, September 17th – Rest Day

Saturday, September 18th – 10.10 miles #RunForThePlanet

After 7 days of NO RUNNING (self imposed after my 37 mile birthday run... even though the body felt perfectly fine after about two days, I wanted to give it the rest it deserved after the 13 week training cycle), it was great to be back! Stoked I was able to join in on the #RunForThePlanet that Dirtbag Runners was putting together. I ran 10 miles, donated $20, found $.43 (and a free vacuum token) and picked up 5 bottles/ cans. It might not seem like a lot, but every bit helps! 

How were your workouts this past week?

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Walt Wednesday

Some people do a "Wordless Wednesday" post, where they simply share a photo or image, but I thought I'd make a little series out of my Wednesdays. And since I love alliteration so much, why not go with Walt Wednesdays (obviously everyone can use a little break from the seriousness, scariness and sassiness of life - and what better way to help put a smile on your face than with a cute wiener dog picture, am I right?!)... So, without further ado...

WALT WEDNESDAY!

When life gets overwhelming, how do you de-stress?