Maybe it’s because I ended on a high note… but this week was so much more enjoyable than last week!
Tuesday: 3.5 mile run, It was insanely humid. I cramped up and the air felt heavy so it was harder to breath. I ended up having to walk a good portion of it. At first, this run felt miserable and I felt like I was nowhere near where I should be for my training. I was beating myself up for not doing enough. Then something clicked in my head and I used all of that to motivate me to work even harder. To make this run feel productive, I threw sprints into the walking whenever I could. When I got home, I did planks, other ab stuff, squats, lunges, calf raises until I HAD to get ready.
Wednesday: I’ve been a little worked up about following exactly what the training plan says counts as cross training but that has just ended with me skipping it altogether. Today, I decided I didn’t care anymore and did yoga for the first time in forever. I found this video of yoga for runners. It was only 20 minutes long but it felt amazing. Definitely going to be adding more yoga into the mix.
Thursday: 3.5 mile run (maybe longer?) I haven’t been running with the tracker on my phone lately since I can only get enough power out of it to provide me with music so I don’t know exactly how far it ended up being. I did run farther than Tuesday though! It was much cooler which makes running feel so much better. I was also able to slow myself down so that I could run the whole thing. When I got home I was ravenous. I think I ate enough to count for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I did a little ab work, squats, lunges, calf raises and then had to get ready to go.
Friday: This was a rest day, but not running related, I went out to a fantastic dinner with my boyfriend. We went to The Spread in South Norwalk (SoNo). I had the chupacabra to drink which I loved because I love anything with mint and lime in it. For dinner I had ricotta gnocchi that was melt in my mouth delicious. For dessert we got the apple fritters and those were heavenly. If you are ever in the area, I highly suggest you go. I know I will definitely be going back. And probably bringing everyone I know.
Saturday: Supposed to be cross training but I ended up doing a tiny bit of strength training and calling it a day.
Sunday: Have you heard about how fabulous this run was? I think it is becoming even better in my mind as the time passes since I first raved about it here. A little bunny with a poufy white tail hopped across a dirt road right in front of me. The only thing to complain about… when I first started, I was stalkerish distance behind a woman who was trying to run with her two dogs. I could just see her up the road but never got close enough to pass her. But what bothered me was how she was letting the dogs rule her run. I could tell she could have been running really fast but the dogs were pulling her all over the place. They pulled her over both sides of the road, stopped when they wanted, and kept getting their leashes tangled up. I don’t know how she did it because I would have been so frustrated if I were her!
Four weeks done! I can’t believe it! Next week kicks up the mileage a little (half a mile on the regular runs and a mile on the long run). After today’s run I’m actually feeling excited for it! Yay!