Happy Sunday! Man, this was one of the busiest weeks I’ve had in a while. It was a delicate balancing act between work, travel for work, presentations and workouts, but I did the best that I could under the circumstances. I had very little downtime this week so I’m happy that next week will be somewhat back to normal!
I have some exciting news to share – I’m co-hosting the Weekly Wrap this week. Don’t worry – Wendy will be back next week (she’s currently enjoying her best life in Nashville this weekend)! Thank you both for this opportunity. The Weekly Wrap is my favorite link-up of the week because I enjoy reading all the blogs and learning what races people are training for, etc. It’s a great opportunity to connect with bloggers and meet new bloggers as well!
Now onto my weekly recap!
Monday, October 15
3 mile run + PT exercises (30 mins).
I knew I would keep the workouts light this week since I had a half marathon on Saturday. Monday’s run felt good. My flight to Toronto was in the afternoon so I had to get in that workout early. It felt good to get it out of the way before traveling.
Tuesday, October 16
3 mile run + PT exercises (30 mins).
Another early morning workout, this time in the hotel gym. I really wanted to try to run the Lululemon Ghost Race in Toronto but it was a little too far from my hotel. Plus it was super early in the morning and it was still dark outside.
Wednesday, October 17
Y2K Spinning Class (45 minutes).
I SO enjoyed this class! It was so much fun and the playlist (some of the songs are below) took me back to the early 2000s. I was happy I was able to do this workout since I was running on fumes for the most part on Wednesday. My flight back home was delayed on Tuesday so I got back home pretty late.
Thursday, October 18
Unplanned rest day but after having to work out of our NYC office and giving a presentation, I was pooped.
Friday, October 19
Yoga (30 minutes) + PT exercises (30 minutes).
Felt good to get a nice stretch before Saturday’s race.
I was also a nervous wreck Friday morning because I had to do a live video on Great Lakes Gelatin’s Facebook page. While I don’t mind public speaking, I hate recording videos. I always feel so awkward and I hate the sound of my voice, but I guess it’s good to do things that take you out of your comfort zone, right?
Saturday, October 20
SoNo Half Marathon – 13.2 miles.
Wowsa! If you follow me on Instagram, you know this was a HARD race for me. Stomach pains/issues completely derailed this race for me (I guess multiple porta potty stops will do that). I’ll have a complete race recap up this week.
Sunday, October 21
Spinning (60 minutes) + PT exercises (30 mins).
I usually do two workouts on Sundays but since I’m still not feeling 100%, I decided to just do the spinning class. It always feels good to flush the legs out after a long race.
Total Weekly Mileage: 19.2 miles
Summary: 3 runs, 2 spinning classes, 1 Yoga class, 1 Walk
Grade This Week – B+
As I mentioned earlier this was a crazy, crazy week. I felt like I couldn’t catch my breath because it was just so busy. On Thursday I started having some stomach problems. It didn’t get any better on Friday so I was nervous about Saturday’s race. After the race I had, I guess I was right to worry, lol! That was honestly such a mentally and physically tough race for me but I’m glad that I got through it. I’ll explain more in a blog post laster on next week.
Other than the race, I enjoyed my time in Toronto even though it was a super short visit. I hope to go back again next year and spend a few more days there – it’s such a beautiful city!
How was your week? Are you enjoying Fall weather yet? Do you have any races coming up this month?
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