Happy Sunday! Happy Easter and Passover. This week was a bit of a whirlwind – let’s recap!
5 mile run. Yikes – this was a super hard run because of the race the previous day, but I got through it!
Flexibility class (60 minutes) and Body Works + Abs class (55 minutes)
Double workout day! I took a flexibility class during my lunch break and it was awesome! It felt good to stretch out all of my sore muscles. After work I took my usual body works + abs class and tortured my body a little more, lol.
Boot Camp Class – 55 minutes. I was kind of sore from the classes the previous day, but it was still a good workout.
Core Fusion Barre class – 60 minutes. I took my FIRST barre class and I really enjoyed it. I felt a little intimidated because I was the only newbie in class (!), but the instructor was super nice and extremely helpful. I definitely had to “embrace the shake”, especially during some of the pulsing moves. Wow – I have a lot of work to do in order to get stronger, but I’m going to another class on Monday and I can’t wait! I also went to Happy Hour with a friend to celebrate our birthdays this month. It was fun and I really need to do that more often.
4 mile run. I had 5 miles on my training plan, but a sinus headache forced me to cut it short. In the big picture, one mile definitely won’t make a difference in training, so I didn’t really mind cutting the run short.
9 mile long run. This was my longest run since the NYC Marathon, so I was a little nervous. I won’t lie, the run was pretty ugly. I had some knee pain during the first half of the run – silly me, I forgot to use KT Tape on my knees like I normally do for long runs. Then around mile 4 I got another sinus headache on the right side of my head. It made it a little difficult to see out of my right eye, but luckily I always wear sunglasses on outdoor runs. Overall I ran a little slower than I would have liked, but I just had to listen to my body and stop and/or walk when needed. I got the miles in so I was happy about that.
REST DAY IS THE BEST DAY!!! I was going to go to the gym after church this morning, but opted for a rest day instead. After 9 days of working out without a rest day, my body is thanking me today. Plus I got to enjoy these bad boys.
I gave up junk food for Lent, so I’ve been eyeing these Reese’s peanut butter cups for weeks!
Total Weekly Miles – 18
Total Training Cycle Miles – 100.2
Grade – A+
Even though I cut Friday’s run short, I’m still going to give myself an A+ this week. I completed my long run and I also added two new classes to my workout routine this week. I really enjoyed the two classes I signed up for via ClassPass . If you’re interested in joining, click here and you an receive $30 off your fist month!
Allergies really messed with me this week. I don’t think my allergy medicine is working anymore 🙁 so I’m going to try a new brand. I’m also going to pick up some nasal spray and eye drops. While I do drink water during the day, it’s probably not enough. A few years ago my doctor told me that drinking water can help keep histamines in check, so I’m going to make sure I drink at least 64 ounces a day. I’m also going to pick up some local honey to add to my green tea that I drink every morning. Hopefully these changes will help alleviate some of my allergy symptoms.
How was your week? Are you training for a race? Do you have any tips for dealing with seasonal allergies? Let me know in the comments!