Sunday, September 25, 2022

Workout Recap - Week 39

Sunday, September 18th – 4 mile treadmill run (~40 minutes)

Monday, September 19th – 8 mile treadmill run (~71:52)

Tuesday, September 20th – 4 mile treadmill run (~34:10)

Wednesday, September 21st – Rest Day/ Travel Day

Thursday, September 22nd –  4ish miles

Friday, September 23rd  Rest Day

Saturday, September 24th – 17ish miles

Like I mentioned in last week's workout recap, the hubby and I were going to be out of town for vacation, so workouts were going to look a little different. Because we were staying in a new-to-us area of Kauai, I stuck to the treadmill for my runs since I wasn't super familiar with the area. (The hubby and I would hit up the gym for a quick afternoon session while the hubby's dad and his wife were at the pool.) Also, while we were in Hawaii my watch decided to stop working, so the treadmill was the best way to estimate my distance. When we got back I was able to stick with familiar routes or "Map My Run" to get an idea of when and where I should turn around (but I have no idea about pace). I haven't run "naked" in quite some time, so it was definitely an interesting experience (but hopefully my replacement watch arrives soon :)).

How were your workouts this past week?

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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 18, 2022

Workout Recap - Week 38

Sunday, September 11th – 10 mile run 

Monday, September 12th – 90 minutes on the stationary bike

Tuesday, September 13th – 3.9 mile run for the hubby's 39th birthday

Wednesday, September 14th – 8 mile run

Thursday, September 15th –  4.44 miles of hills

Friday, September 16th  8 mile run

Saturday, September 17th – Rest Day

This week looks a little different because the hubby and I are going on a vacation so I swapped my long run from last week and my long run this week and then moved around a couple of my longer mid-week runs so I could have shorter runs while we are out of town. My longer runs are still having a bit more walking in them than I would like, but I'm hoping this weather (I don't know what satan's armpit feels like personally, but if I had to guess it'd be something like what we've been experiencing lately) will break and I'll start running stronger and more consistent in the coming weeks.

How were your workouts this past week?

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

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 11, 2022

Workout Recap - Week 37

Sunday, September 4th – 7.22 mile walk/ run with a friend

Monday, September 5th – Rest Day

Tuesday, September 6th – 3 mile run

Wednesday, September 7th – 7 mile run

Thursday, September 8th –  3 mile run

Friday, September 9th  90 minutes on the stationary bike

Saturday, September 10th – 16 mile run

I'll be honest, the majority of these runs did not feel great. We are in the middle of a heatwave (and Hurricane Kay, turned tropical storm by the time it reached us, has not brought the relief that we were hoping it would), so my energy has been ZAPPED. It also doesn't help that I started my period - which is always extremely heavy and painful. I am taking my runs as they come (and whatever body shows up that day) and trying not to get too frustrated with the walk breaks that I've been having to add in once I hit those walls in my workouts. I keep reminding myself that A. I am strong, B. this weather will NOT last and it will only make me stronger in the process and C. I technically was starting over from what felt like ground zero after I broke my rib and needed to let the body heal from that and my 100-miler. I'm still putting in work, so although it might look different than it has in the past (or doesn't meet the expectations in my head), IT STILL MATTERS.

How were your workouts this past week?

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

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 4, 2022

Workout Recap - Week 36

Sunday, August 28th – 6 mile run

Monday, August 29th – 90 minutes on the stationary bike

Tuesday, August 30th – 2.69 miles of hill repeats

Wednesday, August 31st – 7 mile run

Thursday, September 1st –  3 mile run

Friday, September 2nd  Rest Day

Saturday, September 3rd – 14.14 mile run

Originally my Sunday run was supposed to be a "pace" run, which means I'm supposed to run at goal race pace, but I wasn't sure if my legs could handle it so I decided on a progression run (each mile gets subsequently faster). Well, around mile 2.5 my left quad started tightening up so I pulled off the gas and just finished the run. Since then it's gotten better, but I still haven't been pushing the pace and have been doing my best to stretch and foam roll whenever I have a minute. I'd much prefer to prehab than rehab ;) We are also dealing with a major heatwave right now (90s and high humidity AT THE BEACH!), so the end of the week was rough. For my Saturday long run I had a "strong" first five miles and then did more of a walk/run for the final nine... Even when I am starting my runs before 4:30am it is still in the 80s and 85% humidity - which is ZAPPING my energy. Here's to hoping the weather breaks soon so I can start feeling stronger/ more confident... 

How were your workouts this past week?