Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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, January 22, 2023

Workout Recap - Week 3

Sunday, January 15th – 12.12 mile run

Monday, January 16th – 90 minutes on the stationary bike

Tuesday, January 17th –  6 mile run

Wednesday, January 18th – 6 mile run

Thursday, January 19th – 6 mile run

Friday, January 20th  Rest Day

Saturday, January 21st – 10.10 mile run 


This week's weather made everything interesting. Sunday I was running with 95% humidity and 55* (dodging storms), Monday it rained but thankfully I normally bike so I didn't have to swap things around, Tuesday it was super windy (I kept telling myself it was extra resistance training) and then Wednesday and Thursday it was chilly (down in the 30s, so chilly for us ;)). I'm thinking I am going to get a training plan together for an upcoming adventure, so it'll be nice to have a gameplan to follow (right now I'm just sort of running what I want, when I want, which is nice, but sometimes I'd rather not have to think about it and just follow what the paper calendar on the fridge says ;)). Overall the body feels good (albeit slow because speed has not been a thing for me recently, but the hope is I'll start adding strength back into my routine). 

How were your workouts this past week?

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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, January 15, 2023

Workout Recap - Week 2

Sunday, January 8th – 6.5 mile hilly run

Monday, January 9th – 10 mile run

Tuesday, January 10th – 90 minutes on the stationary bike 

Wednesday, January 11th – Rest Day

Thursday, January 12th – 4 mile run

Friday, January 13th  5 mile run (actually it was 2.5 mile run, 2.5 mile walk)

Saturday, January 14th – Rest Day

I started the week strong, but then my body fizzled out. I donated blood on my lunch break on Wednesday, which means I normally take that day as a rest day. The day after I donate I've found that I can't run for very long or hard because I get a little lightheaded, so Thursday I "only" did four miles. When I woke up on Friday I thought I'd shoot to tackle my midweek six but about two miles in I was feeling a bit off. My heart rate was high and I was overheating a bit (or at least felt extra sweaty and clammy). I decided to stop at 2.5 miles and then just walk back to the car. Saturday I normally would've gone for a run, but with the previous couple days not feeling 100% I decided I'd give myself a full rest day and see if that helps next week to get back on track to feeling strong. Seeing as I technically don't have a race on the calendar at the moment, I felt ZERO guilt about shortening the runs that I had originally planned. Now, who knows if I would've felt the same had I had an actual training plan on my fridge, but, for now, I'm stoked that I'm having an easier time listening to my body.

How were your workouts this past week?

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

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, January 8, 2023

Workout Recap - Week 1

Sunday, January 1st – New Year's Day 5K with the hubby

Monday, January 2nd – 90 minutes on the stationary bike

Tuesday, January 3rd – 6 mile run

Wednesday, January 4th – 6 mile run

Thursday, January 5th – Rest Day

Friday, January 6th  10 mile run

Saturday, January 7th – 6 mile run


Starting off the year on the right (and then left) foot ;) Although I may not technically have any races on the schedule until December, I am jumping right back into training. I may be eye ballin' some events in the coming months, but even if they don't pan out, I still prefer being marathon trained so I can jump into a race whenever the mood strikes ;) I ran CIM at the beginning of December and then tackled my #40MeaningfulMiles mid-December, but other than those longer runs, I've been giving my body the rest it needs and deserves. It's been raining since we've gotten back from our Christmas vacation, so I was STOKED to see sun at the end of the week! (PS I'm NOT complaining about the rain - because although I LOVE the sun, these storms have been said to be potential "drought busters" and golly gee do we need that!)

How were your workouts this past week?

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

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?