Happy Sunday..we made it to the weekend! Talk about a long week. I felt like every day this week was like 30 hours long, lol. October is a crazy month for me so I guess I better get used to it!
The weather this week was again, absurd. It was hot and humid all week and then the temperatures dropped by 40 degrees on Friday. I don’t know when Fall will come and make a permanent appearance but I will welcome it with open arms when it does. It’s hard to go from summer to winter overnight – I need a happy medium!
Before I forget, congratulations to everyone that raced this weekend! It was definitely a big weekend for a lot of races.
Monday, October 8
4 mile run + PT exercises.
Wanted to start off the week strong. Mission accomplished!
Tuesday, October 9
Strength Training (60 mins) + PT exercises.
It was a LONG day and I almost skipped my workout but I’m glad that I didn’t!
Wednesday, October 10
Afternoon Walk (30 mins) + Spinning (60 mins).
Unfortunately this was the only day I was able to get in my 30 minute walk at work. I got in an awesome spinning class after work. It was intense but a lot of fun!
Thursday, October 11
3 mile run + PT exercises.
Another crazy day at work but I was able to squeeze in this run once I got home.
Friday, October 12
Yoga (30 mins).
Felt good to stretch it out after a long week!
I also saw Tracy Morgan live on Friday night. It was nice to do something different on a Friday night.
Saturday, October 13
Walk (15 mins) + PT exercises + Strength Training (60 minutes).
I woke up planning to do my long run for the week but the weather had other plans. It was cold and rainy – it just felt raw outside. I figured it was better to push my run off to Sunday since the weather looked much better for that day. Also I have a half marathon next weekend and the weekend after that so I’m trying to stay healthy. Running in the rain and wind unnecessarily would have been a bad choice!
Sunday, October 14
8 mile run + PT exercises.
So happy that I did my long run today! The weather was a little chilly but gorgeous and no rain! I had a little hip discomfort around mile 7 but it wasn’t anything major. I’m thankful for the progress I’ve seen in dealing with my hip these past few weeks. The PT exercises, while annoying and boring, are helping for sure.
Total Weekly Mileage: 15 miles
Summary: 3 runs, 1 spinning class, 2 Strength Training Classes, 1 Yoga class, 1 Walk
Grade This Week – A
I did my PT exercises a lot this week and I am starting to feel a substantial difference. Maybe I’m turning a corner? I sure hope so! I have a half marathon on Saturday (10/20) and then another half marathon the following Saturday (10/27). I’m really hoping that my body holds up for both races. I’ll be running both at a “sexy pace” which basically means a comfortable pace, lol.
Maybe it’s because my Fall season is really starting this week, but I’ve been thinking about 2019 races recently. I saw this meme on Instagram and had to laugh because this is SO me!
In other news, one race I know I won’t be doing in 2019 is the London Marathon. I received my annual rejection notice earlier this week, but luckily my friend Marcia DID get in – I’M SO EXCITED FOR HER!
And although it’s not Thursday, I wanted to share a #TBT photo from the 2016 NYRR Staten Half Marathon. The race is today and this photo popped up on my Facebook memories feed this morning. This race falls in my top 3 of “Worse Races Ever”. It was cold, pouring rain and the route was horrible. We were leaping over puddles everywhere and at the end I couldn’t even get any post race food because the whole area was a flooded, muddy disaster area. I would never do this race again but this photo always makes me laugh because you can tell I was just completely over it.
Next week is going to be pretty busy because I’ll be in Toronto on Monday/Tuesday and then I have to go into our NYC office on Thursday to give a presentation. It’s going to be difficult trying to fit in all my workouts but I’ll do the best I can!
That’s it for this week – thanks for reading!
How was your week? Do you have any races coming up this month?
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